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Data Migration on HANA Simple Finance

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We have a requirement that one our customer they are implementing SAP HANA Simple Finance. We will get the data in some sort of files. How to load these data into SAP HANA. Will there be LSMW programs to load the data or we have to exclusively use BODS to upload the data using IDOC’s or BAPI?. Let me know how to start the migration activities.

  Currently we are installing PoC system to show to the customer. What all the steps to be followed for Simple Finance data migaration?.


Vijay Mukunthan

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    Oct 07, 2015 at 07:45 AM

    Hi Vijay -

    if the data comes in Flat file, then use the Import option in HANA studio to load the files into HANA DB.

    You can use BODS as well to load the data into HANA DB.

    BAPI & IDOCS exclusively used for to update data into  ECC & APO..etc other environments other than BW & HANA.

    Hope this helps.

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  • Jun 08, 2016 at 05:16 AM

    Dear Dirk

      We have successfully go live on S/4 HANA for one our customer with data migration techniques like LSMW and IDOC methods.

      This to every one for better clarity.

    The loading technique is same as ECC like LSMW direct input methods, BAPI and IDOC method with same traditional screens and transactions code only advantage is high speed.

    Thanks and Regards

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    • Hi Uhdam

        We did NOT use BODS itself for simple finance. We use LSMW technique to load the data. We used all sort loading technique like Direct input, IDOC and also BAPI. In our case the volume is less we cannot compare the time taken via IDOC or BAPI.

      The suggestion would be if huge volume of data is involved not adviced by IDOC. Go with BAPI where the performance would be much better. If less volume of data then you can use RDS package delivered by SAP which is using IDOC method. Its plug and Play type.

      Now its you choice which solution to be implemented.

      Thanks and Regards


  • Jul 15, 2016 at 05:13 PM

    Thank you Vijaya

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