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Purpose of Mixed Scenarios in BW on HANA


I have been thinking what could be the purpose of Mixed Scenarios in BW on HANA.

Why should we import BW Models to HANA or HANA Models to BW?

When we try to use them we have to take care of so many things like: BW Analysis Authorizations, Analytic Privileges, CKF, RKF

then there are many limitations and cautions that we have to take care of before importing any model.

Why should we go through all these when we can directly use our HANA Models or BW Models separately for reporting.

I tried to get an answer an think of a scenario but couldn't find one?

So in which scenarios can we use these models?

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    Posted on Jul 25, 2013 at 01:21 PM

    Hi Vivek,

    There many reasons why you would combine data from SAP BW data warehouse with data in SAP HANA that is most likely replicated in real-time. A scenario where you need to combine historical information such as trending with real-time status information that exist in HANA for example. Integrating SAP data in BW with non-SAP data that you might have in HANA is also another reason to combine BW and native HANA data.

    Importing BW data models into HANA scenario was primarily developed to address the Explorer use case. Explorer can't access BW providers directly and therefore you need to import these model into HANA and expose its data in Explorer on top of SAP HANA.

    Hope this helped a bit 😊



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    • Hi Vivek.

      Need a small help.

      I have created a composite provider(HCPR) - which is based on a HANA calculation view(thats an extension of HANA live view -Billing Document). Its working fine and i can use for my analysis or APD processes.

      When i try to transport this to QA system through TR(transport request) charm process i am getting the below mentioned dump.

      Please shed some light dude



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    Posted on Aug 11, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Hi.Please be aware

    Note 1666670 - BW on SAP HANA - landscape deployment planning


    SAP does support the deployment of BW residing on the same production SAP HANA system together with other applications listed in the "exceptions" section of SAP note 1661202, but please note the following key considerations:

    - Mixed license types are not allowed on one SAP HANA appliance. The entire SAP HANA appliance (including the part utilized by BW) must be licensed for full use, e.g. platform license, enterprise license, etc.

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    • Former Member

      License policy changed, it's various,

      Mixed license types are allowed on one SAP

      HANA system. This means it is supported to run BW on one production SAP HANA

      system with other applications/scenarios listed in note 1661202, with distinct

      license types for the BW portion and for the other use cases, respectively.

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