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What the CDS Views consumption points are available with BWonHANA or BW4/HANA ?

Up to my Knowledge below places ABAP CDS views can or cannot be used :

  • CDS Views based Data source, even this extractor can be delta capable but only based on Date or UTC timestamp.

  • Complex queries / Complex table relations can be written to CDS view. On Top of generated ABAP View(SE11), we can create HANA OLAP View(AV/CV) for BO consumption.
  • CDS views cannot be directly used in BO reports. – Is that true?

What are the other point of use of CDS views in the context of BI/BW?

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  • Aug 03, 2018 at 10:49 AM

    Hi Kuldeep,

    CDS view queries can be consumedsimilar to BEx queries by frontends.

    See a list of BW Query concepts and examples for CDS views in the SAP OLAP Wiki: https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/x/L3eKGw

    Cheers,

    Nora

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    • Thanks, Nora, I have already gone through this. Indeed CDS views can be used as BW Queries. No Idea is this can further exposed to BO reporting tools or not. Somewhat I got my answer by reading your shared Wiki link and ABAP CDS in SAP BW

      1. Extraction as ODP realtime and Batch data sources
      2. BW Queries
      3. In data Transformations functionality (No Direct option given)

      Still looking if CDS views can be used as rapid development, reusability or any other context. I will let this question open for further discussion.