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Difference between catalog views and content views

Hi All,

I wanted to know what is the difference between the views that are in catalog folder and the views that are in content folder( Attribute view, Analytic view and Calc View).

If we can build views from catalog folder, then why SAP has come with different views that are in content. I'm bit confused with this.

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    Jan 12, 2015 at 06:28 AM

    Content is the placeholder for Designtime Information Models

    Catalog is the placeholder for Runtime Objects.

    Thanks.

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      Hi Pawan,

      As mentioned by swarna, the objects in the content folder are design time objects (created in "project explorer")and these design time objects are later activated to create run time artifacts, you can see these run time artifacts in the "Catalog".

      Design time artifacts can be seen as a defination for run time artifacts.

      Creating design time objects helps in maintaining the source code, transportation of source code between different systems(in the form of delivery units) like from Dev to testing and from testing to production.

      Examples of design time artifacts are files ending with .hdbprocedure, .attributeview, .xsodata or .hdbdd files, you usually create these files in project explorer and on committ these files are copied to repository i.e., under "content" folder. These files are later activated to create run time artifacts.

      Examples for runtime artifacts would be the tables, procedures in the catalog.

      Regards,

      Vijay.

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Hi Pradeep,

    Catalog view customer specific different Views( Attribute, Analytic, CV) Scripts and so on.

    Content View contains customer/SAP specific tables, activated views and so on.

    Regards,

    V Srinivasan

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    Jan 12, 2015 at 05:06 PM

    Thank you everyone.....it helped me :-)

    Regards,

    Pradeep

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