Sessions we will attend On SAP TechEd Barcelona 2017

Decided to write down what will we attend and what will we be looking for there. S4H215       SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics by Jürgen Butsmann & Thomas Fleckenstein Not so much new there, but I want to know: When Graphical CDS Editor is planned What are the new Fiori objects (List / Object / Overview Page). Documentation? Has Multi-dimensional reporting been migrated from WebDynpro to DesignStudio (if not – when?) How is Jump-to configured…

Education: HANA Modelling vs. S/4HANA Analytics

I have been asked for an education advice by the folks from my BW past. In this blog I will discuss the pros and cons of two career options for SAP BI specialists: HANA Modeler vs. S/4HANA Analytics developer. Being both, I am sharing my subjective thoughts. For those lost what I am talking about, this video will serve a good intro into S/4HANA Analytics.   First things first: what…

Factory Calendar consumption in SAP HANA

I needed to do some working-days based calculation in a standalone HANA system and struggled quite a bit. Having achieved what I was aiming for, decided to share my solution. Hope it may help somebody in the future, too.   A pre-requisite for any of this is: l Table TFACS loaded/replicated from a SAP system l Your custom table DATA_TRANSFORM (explained below) l Generated Time-data in HANA (optional)   The…

HANA Input Parameters with texts

Introduction   On one hand HANA Variables are easy to use and, mostly, perform well on well-modeled HANA views. There are always exceptions with big tables where join happens at a very granular level, then it is smarter to use Input Parameters, mapped through nested layers of HANA views instead of just a Variable in the topmost one. Performance-wise you can achieve a saving of 20-50% (personal observations), but then…

HANA Live implementation (sidecar scenario)

Intro: I will try to keep this post on HANA Live updated for you if your comments show I have missed something important or your approach is very different from mine. I would appreciate this input.   In this “how-to” post I am aiming to cover additional parts that arise while using HANA Live models in a sidecar scenario to your main (mature) SAP installation on a different DB. This…