SAP BW Modeling

  • A Datastore versus a Staging Cube
  • Concatenated Characteristics
  • Custom Data Flow Diagram Features
  • Custom Data Flow Diagrams Are Invaluable
  • Data Staging Cubes Are a Bad Idea
  • DataStore Limitations and Rogue Records
  • Date Key Figures for Reporting
  • Defining a Surrogate Characteristic
  • Enhancements and Best Practice DataModeling
  • Fiscal Calendars for Local/Group Reporting
  • Implied, Truncated and Surrogate Characteristics
  • Key Figure Sign and the Enterprise
  • Life Cycle of a Surrogate Characteristic
  • Surrogate Characteristics to Trim Records
  • What Is a BW Staging Cube?
  • Where is the BW Technical Debt?
  • Anonymous Feedback …