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Drill through(ECC or BW)?

Hello,

I am extracting data out of ECC to BW(line item level). The line item level in BW is in DSO and of course not in Infocube. Now my question is do you think its better to create drill through to line item level

A - from BPC to BW or

B - from BPC to ECC?

Thanks.

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    Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 04:06 AM

    The biggest consideration based on my experience is if you are drilling down from a parent node in BPC or base members. If you are from a parent node the best option is BW since you can use hierarchy variables in Bex. It will become rather messy to deal with this in ECC. ECC is cleaner for drilling down from base level members.

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  • Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 08:23 AM

    Hi Manny

    Well both A and B have pros and cons. It more a decision of - what level you want to drill down to.

    A - to BW offers an advantage in terms of performance, its probably likely to be slightly quicker.

    B - to ECC offers the scope to not just drill down but also to view the document itself (say, in the form of a pdf or some other format)

    /Srikanth

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  • Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 08:36 AM

    Yes. The variables are the key on drill through to BW. Because, for instance if you drill from BPC to ECC you'll eventually come across the issue of different time formats. for example.

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