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SAP HANA documentation

Hi all,

I intend to create a .NET-based application for automated documentation of HANA-Views and their definition.

Does anybody have a tip for me where I can find this information in HANA? Can the definition of e.g. calculation views be read from tables or is the definition maybe stored in XML?

Thanks in advance


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    Nov 04, 2015 at 09:23 AM

    Hello Torsten,

    the XML definition of calculation views is stored in field CDATA of table _SYS_REPO.ACTIVE_OBJECT (for active objects) or table _SYS_REPO.INACTIVE_OBJECT (for inactive objects).

    But these tables can of course change in future in case SAP implements a different architecture (this will be already the case with >=SPS11 with the upcoming HANA Development Infrastructure).

    I recommend to use the File API (JSDoc: Tutorial: 2. File API) available since SPS09.

    If you have for example a calculation view named myView in a package /test/models, you just have to make a GET request with following URL:


    This returns the XML of the calc. view.

    Best Regards,


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