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Loading History data from ORACLE to BW


i have been very helpful by this forum and have been awarding points when i recieved the help. thanks for the co operation...

we need to extract data from oracle 7.3 to BW 3.5 . the problem is BW3.5 is not compatible with oracle 7.3. To connect with BW using DB connect oracle should atleast be 8.1.

Now we have planned to download data from oracle to flat files and load into bw...but the problem is the records are in millions, so we need to download into many files and load into BW.

The alternatives which are thinking are:

1) creating .csv files (say 10 files which will hold all the data to be loaded) from ORACLE and load it in BW individually

2) If all the files craeated above is kept in one central location, can we use the process chain to load all the files in sequence?

I guess Process chain and Infopackage group can not be used for the files stored on local workstation. Is it possible to put the files on Apllication server...if yes, how?

We are looking for the easy, fast and best way to do the same, so any inputs on this would be appreciated.



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    Posted on Dec 13, 2005 at 01:54 PM

    Tpo transfer the file you need an ftp address (ask your basis guys); than you can open that adress with explorer and drag and drop the file.

    Than you can create a process chain with 10 infopackege to load all file automatically.

    Hope it helps.


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      Hi Milind,

      you reasoning is right and you ca do it everything you're planning to do...

      Follow Paolo's suggestion to put your files on application server...

      About possible perfromance issues, read this SAP suggestyions too:

      (from OSS Note 130253)


      Tip 5:

      If possible, load the data from a file on the application server and not from the client workstation as this reduces the network load. This also allows you to load in batch.

      Tip 6:

      If possible, use a fixed record length when you load data from a file (ASCII file). For a CSV file, the system only carries out the converison to a fixed record length during the loading process.

      Tip 7:

      When you load large data quantities from a file, we recommend that you split the file into several parts. We recommend using as many files of the same size as there are CPUs. You can then load these files simultaneously to the BW system in several requests. To do this, you require a fast RAID."

      Hope it helps!



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