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Assigning Info Object to InfoArea after Transformations and Update Rules


I am new to SAP BW. I have created few Info Objects (2 Key Figures, 4 CHAR) as part of Enhancement of an existing BW Extractor.  Then I also used them in Transformations, Update Rule and DTP. Now I noticed that all the previously created Info Objects are part of an Info Area, where my newly created ones are still sitting under "Unassigned Node". 

Is it safe to move them now to the same Info Area where others are or it will make any mess?  What is the proper and safe way to achieve this?

Thank you,


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    Jan 03, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Hi Tahir,

    It does not matter under which infoarea your moving infoobjects and also it does not harm.

    Thank you,


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    • Hi Tahir,

      Once you move 0CUSTOMER to infoarea, when you drill down, you are able see transfer and update rules. Once you move to Infoarea just , reopen RSA1 again then you will see the transfer and update rules.

      No need to drag them.



  • Jan 04, 2015 at 02:12 AM

    Hi Junoon,

    I think we should distinguish between:

    • Creating an InfoObject;
    • Making the InfoObject (i.e. Characteristic) an InfoProvider.

    The best practice for creating an InfoObject is assigning it directly to an appropriate InfoObject Catalog. An InfoObject Catalog is a kind of folder to store, organize and categorize InfoObjects. You can do that in t/code RSA1 and choose here for the InfoObject view.

    For some InfoObjects or better Characteristics we want to load master data (attributes, texts and/or hierarchies). The best practice is to adhere to the 7.0 data staging technology. In this case you should make the Characteristic an InfoProvider in order to be able to create a Transformation and DTP. Choose an appropriate InfoArea for the sake of organizing and in a similar way as you would do for any other Infoprovider. You can do that in t/code RSA1 and choose here for the InfoProvider view.

    I really advice to use InfoObject Catalogs and InfoAreas for organizing, structuring and categorizing the various objects. Usually BW tend to grow steadily in the course of years and this is the only way to survive.

    Best regards,


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  • Jan 04, 2015 at 02:43 AM


    i think you created the under unassigned nodes what ever you developed.

    that is the not a problem craate the custome info area then drag to those objects ((2 Key Figures, 4 CHAR) Transformations, Update Rule and DTP.

    if you create the info area under info objects same info area you will get at the info provider area.

    while creating the info objects you can create the char and key figure catlog then create the info objects (char,key figures)








    after come to info provider are then check the same info area ZIA_TEST

    here you can check tragets like cube,DSO,  transformations and DTP's.



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