SAP provide ready-to-use variables for many common scenarios. All types of variable are supported such as characteristic value type and text variables. These SAP-provided variables are delivered in the SAP BW/4HANA Content Add-On.
Before you can use these variables, they must be activated. Activating objects delivered by SAP BW/4HANA Content Add-On is a task that is typically carried out by SAP BW/4HANA administrators or architects.
Features of Variables delivered by SAP BW/4HANA Content Add-On
Must be activated before they can be used.
Help to accelerate query design.
Contain processing type SAP Exit as well as other processing types.
Types of Variables delivered by SAP BW/4HANA Content Add-On
Variables delivered by SAP BW/4HANA Content Add-On may be of different types, for example, there are simple characteristic value variables: 0P_PRODUCTS that allows a manual entry for the Product ID (0D_NW_PRID) characteristic, for example.
Some variables delivered by SAP BW/4HANA Content Add-On have the processing type SAP Exit, meaning that they contain program code. An example of such a variable is the 0CXIO_CML12CMCY variable for the Cal. year / Month (0CALMONTH) characteristic. This variable returns the Last 12 Months including Current Month. You can adapt content variables (and of course self-built variables as well) with offsets; for example, if you need to go six months into the past, you can add an offset of -6.
When you need a variable with program logic, search in SAP BW/4HANA Content Add-On. If you find a suitable variable with an SAP Exit, you do not need to create an own variable with a Customer Exit or an SAP HANA Exit.