Working with ODP Context - BW InfoProvider based extraction

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Transfer data from SAP BW/4HANA to another SAP BW/4HANA using ODP

Extract data from SAP BW/4HANA using ODP

SAP BW Objects as ODP Providers (ODP_BW)

The Operational Data Provisioning framework supports data transfer between SAP BW/4HANA systems. SAP BW is also supported as a source system and a target system.

There are requirements regarding the source and target BW system and available objects to use ODP_BW.

If the source BW-system has an older release (7.0 to 7.31), then the ODP framework is restricted to Export DataSources (8*) which can be generated for InfoCubes and DataStore Objects (classic). In this case, the target system requires following status at least: SAP BW 7.5 SP07 or SAP BW/4HANA 1.0 SP04.

InfoProviders or generated Export DataSources for InfoProviders, generate Operational Data Providers of source system type ODP_BW.


Detailed information on Transferring Data from SAP BW or SAP BW/4HANA Systems via ODP (InfoProviders, Export DataSources) can be found in this documentation:

Generic DataSources Referring to the MySelf Source System

In contrast to SAP BW, there is only limited support for the Myself source system in SAP BW/4HANA. This means that SAP BW/4HANA does not support the creation of new generic DataSources in transaction RSO2. There is migration support for existing DataSources of this type and these can also be maintained in SAP BW/4HANA. This exception applies only for In-place, Remote, or Shell-Conversions of existing 7.x Myself-DataSources, which will be mapped to an ODP_SAP Myself source system created by the corresponding tools. However, after the conversion to SAP BW/4HANA, new data flows of this type cannot be created (for example, tr. RSO2 only provides display or delete options, but nocreation option).

Launch the next demo to create a DataSource of type ODP_BW on a DataStore Object:

Create a DataSource ODP_BW type

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