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Best practice - Webi reports on HANA Views

Dec 26, 2016 at 12:22 PM


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Questions I hope that can be answered quickly, is this best practice?

30 reports created on HANA Views, each report has been built directly on a single HANA View per report

There is a universe but this is not being used for reports (?)

Complex calculations and measures are held at report level, each report has any number of these and they are manually replicated across reports

Report variances have been created, new report for each version even though only location is different

My understanding is that this is not best practice, it is anything but, however need input from someone who knows more.


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Ned Chen
Jan 03, 2017 at 02:55 AM


Are you asking about the way to creation Webi report based on SAP S/4HANA? Instead of based on HANA Views, Comsumptional CDS views will be a better way to comsume the data.

Webi reports can comsume the data in Analytical CDS views (a type of Comsuptional CDS view in SAP S/4HANA) directly through OLAP connection in BI platform. I believe this way is much better.

Hope it answer your question.



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Jyothirmai Upadrasta Apr 05, 2017 at 05:06 PM

Hi Ned - I am in similar situation. Can you please tell of the two options below which one is better and Why ?

We have S/4 HANA 1503 version.

1. Use CDS/Calculation views->Virtual cubes->Bex Queries -> BO tools

2. Use CDS/Calculation views-> IDT tool, create Universe -> BO tools.


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