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Extracting Data into Excel or Tableau


I am developing a dashboard for my department. To reduce the workloads needed to put together all the datas that are being analysed during the weekly refresh, I plan to automate the data extraction. Normally this would be done manually over transactions me2n, me3m, mb5b, mb52 and mb25 in SAP R/3.

I am relatively new to SAP.

1. I would like to know if there's any way to automate this process, maybe using SAP BW.
2. If applicable, what transactions would be needed in SAP BW?

The datas will then be analysed and visualised using Tableau.

Thank you!

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  • Posted on Oct 25, 2018 at 09:47 PM

    Hi Syed,

    What are you using as a Data Warehouse? What ETL tool are your using? If you don't have one, you need to get one.

    The answer below assumes the answer is "nothing"

    Steps Required:

    1) Run the transaction codes of interest. Work with your functional teams and ABAP developers to identify the source tables and transforamtion logic behind the transaction code.

    2) Use SE11 to analyse tables and views, SE16 to see sample data

    3) Use SAP Query to extract the required data. The Basis support team will hate the idea, because SAP Query is resource intensive.

    4) Recreate the ABAP transformation and table joins in Excel formulas and V-lookups

    SAP BW provides Business Content DataSources and InfoProviders which supports this process.

    I would have to know the text descriptions of the t-codes to make a specific recommendation of where to look.

    There no single "T-code to csv" extractor, but many t-code do offer to export data as csv or text.

    Let me know if this helps.

    John Hawk

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