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  • 1. Overview of SAP BW Reporting
  • 2. SAP BW: Overview
  • 3. Components of BEx
    • Portal Integration, Collaboration & Broadcasting
      • Seamless Integration into ECP/ other portal
      • No further development for BEx Browser
    • Query Reporting and Analysis
      • Query design (enterprise wide deployment)
      • Analysis (seamless integration Web/Excel)
    • Web Application Design
      • Portal Integration / Open for further Webdesign
      • Create Analytical Applications / InfoCockpits
    • Form Reporting
      • Web/Portal deployment
    • Mobile Intelligence
      • PDAs / WAP Mobile Phones
      • Pre-calculation
  • 4. Query Designer
  • 5. Query Designer - Motivation for the Changes
    • Easier to use query designer
    • Web publishing functionality within one step
    • Tool for variable maintenance
    • Key figure maintenance
    • Tabular query definition mode
    • Enhanced reporting functionality
    • Enable calculation on cells
  • 6. Features of the Query Designer
    • Enhanced usability
      • Easier access to objects e.g queries etc.
      • Enhanced design capabilities
      • Simple web publishing facility
      • Ability to download a Web report to MS Excel
    • How to use it
      • Executing a query in the BEx
      • Technical names can be entered directly
      • New search options
      • Attributes displayed directly in the Designer
      • Publishing to the web in one step
    • Restricted Key Figures in Calculated Key Figures
    • Tabular Editor
      • New definition mode to create tabular queries
      • Mode contains a filter and a columns section
  • 7. Features of the Query Designer
    • Variable Wizard
      • New front-end integrated Wizard to create and change variables
      • New types of variables are existing that improve the reporting options
      • The Wizard allows definition of variables within the query builder
      • New variable types e.g. multiple single value
    • Hierarchies
      • Supports full range of hierarchy handling
      • It is possible to combine any structures and hierarchies
    • Other Query Designer Features
      • Cell Editor (e.g. calculations on cells)
      • Queries with 2 structures support a new cell definition mode
  • 8. New Open Dialog and Search Functions
    • Search takes place in the backend. Can search by:
    • Creator
    • Date
    • Technical name or description
    • Queries by InfoProviders
    • Search string with wildcards
  • 9. Selecting Display Attributes in Query Designer Display attributes of characteristics are displayed directly in the query designer tree From there they can be dragged and dropped into the query definition
  • 10. Saving a Query Can save directly into your Favourites and/or roles you are assigned to (check authorisations) The ‚Create‘ and ‚Delete‘ allow you to create new folders
  • 11. Displaying a Query on the Web Publishes a default view in 1 step Buttons are provided for several functions to change and/or download the report. The context menu is available for all functions
  • 12. Definition of variables in the frontend
  • 13. Change an existing variable
    • 1. Open the query
    2. Right mouse-click on the variable 3. Choose Edit 4. Go on in the dialogue or start the variable wizard 5. Press ok and run the query
  • 14. Hierarchies
    • The query designer now supporst a wider range of OLAP hierarchy handling, and extends it by providing ‚hierarchical structures‘
    • New features include:
      • The generation of display hierarchies where there is no hierarchy defined in the BW
      • Combining hierarchies and structures
      • Displaying attributes of the hierarchy leaves and nodes
  • 15. Cell Editor - Calculations on cells
    • Create two structures
    • Assign the attributes to the structures
    • Press cell definition button
    • Define cell
  • 16. Drill down on hierarchy and navigate
    • Execute a query that is based on two hierarchies in a row
    • Right mouse click to activate the menu
    • expand to the second level of the hierarchy
  • 17. Self correction function in the query designer (consistency check; add missing mater data)
    • If a characteristic changes or is no longer available which is in the query definition a message is returned to display the inconsistency
  • 18. Other Features
    • Restricted Key Figures in Calculated Key Figures
      • Allows very complex definitions on key figures in the front end.
      • Possible uses: Calculate the difference between sales volume between 2001 and 2002.
  • 19. PwC Consulting TM refers to the management consulting services businesses of the member firms of the worldwide PricewaterhouseCoopers organisation.  2001 PricewaterhouseCoopers. All rights reserved.