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Connecting BW 3.5 to an Informix Database

Hello all

We are considering using BW 3.5 over an Informix based application to create custom cubes for reporting purposes.

There will not be any SAP data in these cubes.

What is the best solution - is UD Connect up to the job - delta processing is important, we want to update the warehouse daily - we do not want to be limited to full loads.

Should we be looking at a third party ETL tool, if so, which, if not, would XI be useful?

Thanks

Giles

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    Posted on Aug 29, 2006 at 12:57 PM

    As you know there are different ways to pull data in to BW from other sources like DBMS and RDBMS. You could use any of the following process

    BAPI

    DB Connect

    Service API

    UD Connect

    SOAP

    UD Connect is just other option it supports direct access between BW and DBMS or RDBMS

    also it provides connectivity to any platform or source systems.

    We have to analyze the requirement and see which one it suites better to the requirement. If the application is simple go for BAPI if it is more complicated go for UD connect. Also UD connect needs Java components to be installed.

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/78/ef1441a509064abee6ffd6f38278fd/content.htm

    Hope this helps

    Regards

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    Posted on Aug 30, 2006 at 11:27 AM

    Does UD Connect support delta processing or does that need to be controlled by the source system?

    Thanks

    Giles

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