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Reinitializing master data

Hi everyone,

Background: The client used to be a part of another company but they got sold off. So now there are two companies A (original) and B (new one). As part of the deal, company B wants their own BW system. Company A is helping with that by providing an empty shell BW system into which we will load relevant data only and deliver to company B.

So here is the issue:

In the new BW system (Development environment), the delta initializations still exist. I will be deleting the old initializations for transaction data and doing a new init before doing a Full repair. However, I'm confused about whether I should do the same for Masterdata or not? Does it matter if the old init is still existing in the new system? Should I delete it and re-init with data? I understand that deleting master data is not necessary because it gets overwritten anyway.

I would appreciate a quick response.

Thanks.

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    Oct 17, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Hi,

    I suggest to delete all initializations (for both master data and transaction data) followed by an initialization with data (so no full repairs). That seems to me the most clean approach considering the fact that the new system is empty.

    Just to get a complete picture, what about the source systems? Do the companies share the same source systems, e.g. SAP ECC?

    Best regards,

    Sander

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  • Oct 20, 2015 at 07:23 AM

    Always Learning wrote:

    I understand that deleting master data is not necessary because it gets overwritten anyway.

    I'm not sure why you think you should not delete master data? I think you actually may have a legal issue if you continue with Company A's master data... let's say information concerning products, customers, vendors, ...

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