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How do I upload a network hierarhcy into SAP BW?

I am trying to import a large network hierarchy with "link nodes" into SAP BW.

I'm new to SAP, and BW 7.0 is all I know. However, apparently, you can't use the new 7.0 concepts and methods to import hierarchies. You must use older 3.5 methods, including a 3.5 InfoSource.

I found some instructions at

Which documents how do import hierarchies using 3.5 mechanisms in version 7.0.

Unfortunately, I am unable to follow these steps. I create the 3.5 InfoSource, and the docs say:

"Choose InfoSource Tree ® Your Application Component ® Your InfoSource ® Assign Source System."

However, I see no option to "Assign Source System" anywhere. Also, when I create the 3.5 InfoSource, I see the target InfoObject show up in the InfoSources tree, but I don't see a InfoSource object show up in the InfoSources tree. I'm not sure what to do.

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    Posted on Nov 16, 2007 at 10:19 PM


    Instead of "Assign Source System" choose "Additional Functions" -> "Create Transder Rules"...



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    • Former Member Krzysztof Konitz


      Thank you. With your help the 0GN_IOBJNM error is resolved. I've completed the seven steps from your earlier post.

      I've created the InfoPackage, assigned my flat file with hierarchy data, I had to create a new "hierarchy header", and I've run the InfoPackage.

      However, I didn't see any place to specify field mappings from my hierarchy flat file. Also, where is the imported hierarchy data? I can't see it anywhere. When I swtich to the InfoObject view, I still only see the one dummy hierarchy that I created manually.

      Where can I see the hierarchy data? How do I know it got imported correctly? Ultimately, I need to see the correct hierarchy on SAP BEx reports.

      Sorry to ask so many questions, but I'm really stuck on this issue, I don't know how to troubleshoot, and I'm still new to SAP. Thanks!

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    Posted on Nov 17, 2007 at 05:12 AM

    Hi ,

    in case if you are loading the hieracrchy from a flatfile

    have you created the datasource ?

    follow this doc



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