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Infoset and InfoProvider

Hi,

can anyone explain me which are the diferences between an infoset and a infoprovider?

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    Posted on May 04, 2005 at 07:11 AM

    iuliana,

    an infoprovider is a generic word that refers to 'storage areas', if you will, for querying in BW. objects such as ODS (operational data store - acts more or less like a regular table) and infocubes (specialised set of tables joining together infoobjects and keyfigures), among others.

    an infoset actually falls underneath the infoprovider, only that it doesn't physically have data - but merely a logical linking together of data from various sources.

    you could read up some more on infosets and infoproviders in the ff. links:

    infoproviders-

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_bw33/helpdata/en/4d/c3cd3a9ac2cc6ce10000000a114084/content.htm

    infosets-

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_bw33/helpdata/en/ed/084e3ce0f9fe3fe10000000a114084/content.htm

    since you're new here, i would encourage you to keep asking questions that you would have. and whenever anyone responds, you could reward that person by assigning points to him (look under the name of the person replying).

    that being said, i hope i helped you somewhat. =)

    ryan.

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    Posted on May 04, 2005 at 07:19 AM

    InfoProviders are InfoCubes, ODS-objects, InfoObjects and MultiProvider.

    InfoSets are used in BW to make data reportable, that was not stored in InfoProviders. They can be used, e. g., to make non-reportable ODS (BEx-Reporting deactivated) accessible for BEx-Queries.

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