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S4/HANA migration affect on BW


Considering a migration process from ECC to S4/HANA, what would be it's affects on a BW 7.x system?

Since most of the extractors are still supported in S4/HANA, there will be some adjustments for sure.

However, there're some major changes like material number length. Since it's extended from 18 to 40; in BW side our standard 0MATERIAL characteristic will no longer cover it.

Is there any solution for such cases?

PS: Note 2289424 says that BI_CONT is no longer supported with S4/HANA.
Does it mean that existing BW models sourced from ECC, will no longer work when it's migrated to S4/HANA?


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    Jul 17, 2017 at 04:48 PM


    Please refer the note

    2422224 - SAP S/4HANA Long Material number integration with SAP BW/SAPBW/4HANA.



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    • Former Member

      Hi Prabhith,

      We are currently using SAP BW 7.1

      Soon we are looking for upgrade/Migaration to SAP BW/4HANA

      Could you please advise Pre-Post activities