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Enhancing extractor or create new?

Hi all.

I’ve got a question regarding enhancement of extractors vs. creating new extractors.

Our customer wants some MM reports. We have found most of the fields they have specified within BI Content, but we are still missing 4 fields. These are: BSEG-DMBTR, EKBE-MENGE, RBKP-XBLNR and EKKN- VBELN.

None of these fields are available in the pool of fields that can be added to the communication structure.

My question is: should we try to enhance one of the existing extractors by appending new fields to the communication structure or should we create one or more new extractors?

If we should create new extractors; how is this done?

Thanks!

BR,

Linda

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    Posted on Nov 23, 2007 at 11:07 AM

    Hi,

    Rather than creating new extractor for your required fields enhance those fields for existing communication structure.

    And populate data with using of CMOD T.code.

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    Posted on Nov 23, 2007 at 10:42 AM

    Hi Linda,

    Its better to enhance an existing extractor by appending the structure rather than going for new extractor.If you go for new extractor then you have to create a new flow for it on BI side which increases the load on the target.You can populate this enhanced fields by writing code in CMOD.

    Hope this helps

    Regards

    Karthik

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      Hi Linda,

      While I do agree that enhancing the extractor is the better option, just make sure that you have the correct link to fetch the corresponding records from the FI tables and are using as many fields as possible to make the selection faster, as some of these tables are pretty large espescially BSEG and so the data retrival could take time.

      Moreover writing the delta logic for FI tables is quite complicated

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