In BW, InfoAreas are the branches and nodes of a tree structure. InfoCubes are listed under the branches and nodes. The relationship of InfoAreas to InfoCubes in BW resembles the relationship of directories to files in an operating system. Let's create an InfoArea first, before constructing the InfoCube.
Step 1. After logging on to the BW system, run transaction RSA1, or double-click Administrator Workbench.
Step 2. In the new window, click Data targets under Modelling in the left panel. In the right panel, right-click InfoObjects and select Create InfoArea….
In BW, InfoCubes and ODS Objects are collectively called data targets.
Step 3. Enter a name and a description for the InfoArea, and then click to continue.
The InfoArea has been created as shown in Screen 2.4.
Part I. Guided Tours
Business Scenario and SAP BW
Creating an InfoCube
Loading Data into the InfoCube
Checking Data Quality
Creating Queries and Workbooks
Managing User Authorization
Part II. Advanced Topics
Aggregates and Multi-Cubes
Operational Data Store (ODS)
Generic R/3 Data Extraction
Appendix A. BW Implementation Methodology
Appendix B. SAP Basis Overview
Appendix C. Glossary
Appendix D. Bibliography