Before we can create an InfoCube, we must have InfoObjects. Before we can create InfoObjects, however, we must have InfoObject Catalogs. Because characteristics and key figures are different types of objects, we organize them within their own separate folders, which are called InfoObject Catalogs. Like InfoCubes, InfoObject Catalogs are listed under InfoAreas.
Having created an InfoArea in Section 2.1, let's now create InfoObject Catalogs to hold characteristics and key figures.
Step 1. Click InfoObjects under Modelling in the left panel. In the right panel, right-click InfoArea demo, and select Create InfoObject catalog….
Step 2. Enter a name and a description for the InfoObject Catalog, select the option Char., and then click to create the InfoObject Catalog.
Step 3. In the new window, click to check the Info Object Catalog. If it is valid, click to activate the InfoObject Catalog. Once the activation process is finished, the status message InfoObject catalog IOC_DEMO_CH activated appears at the bottom of the screen.
Click to return to the previous screen. The newly created InfoObject Catalog will be displayed, as shown in Screen 2.8.
Following the same procedure, we create an InfoObject Catalog to hold key figures. This time, make sure that the option Key figure is selected (Screen 2.7).
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