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Datasource migration from 3.5 to 7

Hi Expert,

BI 7 was installed in the environment with datasource 3.5 actviated in source system. I am not sure do I need to migrate datasources from 3.5 to 7.0? Can experts please share with me on what are the features available in datasource 7.0? Will datasource 7.0 improve on delta loading? Is migration a must from datasources 3.5 to 7.0?

Your reply is much appreciated.

Thanks and regards,

Kang Ring

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    Posted on Jul 02, 2011 at 08:04 AM

    Hi,

    As correctly pointed out, the datasource migration is not required unless you plan to achieve the following:

    1. RDA (Real Time data acquisition)

    2. Direct access to master data.

    3. Remote activation of datasource (meaning from BW itself, you can acitvate DS in ECC)

    However the only checkpoint is that if you are using hierarchies, those have to be loaded with 3.5 datasources as 7.0 does not support hierarchies. It is supported in 7.3

    Also check the link for BI 7.0 new features.

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw2004s/helpdata/en/e3/e60138fede083de10000009b38f8cf/frameset.htm

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    Posted on Jun 29, 2011 at 03:50 AM

    Hi,

    DataSource Migration is not Mandatory. You can retain 3.5 format or upgrade to 7 format (unless you go to BW 7.3, where upgarde is mandatory)

    If you go for 3.5 datsource, there is an addition step of data load from PSA to InfoSource.This is not required in 7.x.

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  • Posted on Jun 29, 2011 at 05:46 AM

    Hi,

    As Nikhil said, it is not mandatory for migration of datasources. If at all, you decide to migrate, don't migrate datasources first.

    You have to migrate "Transfer Structure" first and then datasources.

    Regards,

    Suman

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