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  1. 1. AWB
  2. 2. Administrative Workbench • The Administrator Workbench is the tool for controlling, monitoring, and maintaining all of the processes connected with data staging and processing in the Business Information Warehouse. • The data for the SAP Business Information Warehouse that has been staged with the help of the Administrator Workbench can be evaluated and presented with the Business Explorer reporting tool.
  3. 3. T. CODE : RSA1
  4. 4. Functional Areas in AWB • Modeling • Monitoring • Reporting Agent • Transport Connection • Documents • Business Content • Translation • Metadata Repository
  5. 5. Modeling • you can create and edit all the objects and rules of the Administrator Workbench that are needed for data transport, update and analysis. • The objects are displayed in modeling in a tree structure. The objects are sorted here according to hierarchical criteria. You can select the corresponding maintenance dialog or carry out the relevant functions from the context menu (right mouse click). Double clicking on an object brings you to the corresponding maintenance dialog.
  6. 6. Components of AWB • Info Provider. • Info Objects. • Info Sources. • Source System. • PSA.
  7. 7. InfoObject • Business evaluation objects (customers. sales revenues,...) are known in BW as Info Objects. They are divided into • characteristics, key figures, units, time characteristics&technical characteristics. • Info Objects are the basic information providers of BW. They structure the information needed to create data targets.
  8. 8. • The characteristics of an InfoObject are reference objects (keys) with interrelated dimensions (for example, ‘region’ and ‘land’ are the geographical dimensions of ‘customer’). • Time characteristics are characteristics that are assigned to the dimension of time. Their dependencies are therefore already known, because time is predefined. • The key figures of an InfoObject form the data part. That is, they deliver the values that you want to report on. Key figures can be quantities, amounts or number of items. These values must have units to give them meaning..
  9. 9. • The technical characteristics of an InfoObject are only of structural use within BW. An example is the request number, which is taken when you load a request and helps you find the request at a later date
  10. 10. InfoProviders • An InfoProvider is an object for which queries can be created or executed in BEx. InfoProviders are the objects or views that are relevant for reporting. E.g. Infocube , ODS, Infoobjects, etc,.
  11. 11. Source System All systems that provide the SAP Business Information Warehouse with data are described as source systems. • SAP source systems , • SAP Business Information Warehouse systems. • External systems, in which data and metadata is transferred using staging BAPIs.
  12. 12. Info Source • an Info Source describes the quantity of all the data available for a business transaction or a type of business transaction (for example, cost center accounting). • An Info Source is a quantity of information that logically belongs together, summarized into a single unit. • An Info Source is always a quantity of InfoObjects that logically belong together. The structure in which these are stored is called a communication structure.
  13. 13. • InfoSources contain either transaction data or master data (attributes, texts and hierarchies). There are basically two types of InfoSources. • InfoSources with flexible updating • InfoSources with direct updating
  14. 14. • The transfer structure is the structure in which the data is transported from the source system into the SAP Business Information Warehouse. • It provides a selection of the extract structure fields for the source system • The transfer structure provides BW with all the source system information available for a business process. Transfer Structure
  15. 15. Extract Structure • In the extract structure, data from a DataSource is staged in the source system. The extract structure contains the amount of fields that are offered by an extractor in the source system for the data loading process.
  16. 16. • An Info Source is always a quantity of InfoObjects that logically belong together. The structure in which these are stored is called a communication structure.
  17. 17. Update Rules • Update rules specify how the data (key figures, time characteristics, characteristics) is updated into the InfoProvider from the communication structure of an Info Source. You are therefore connecting an Info Source with an InfoProvider. • An update rule must be specified for each key figure and for the corresponding characteristics of the InfoCube. For an ODS Object, it must be specified for the data and key fields, and for an InfoObject it must be specified for the attribute and key fields.