In this blog, I am sharing basic overview of Implementing attribute view with material
Attribute views are dimensions, BW characteristics or master data.
Attribute views are used to join to a dimension or attribute view.
In most cases used to model master data like entities (like product, employee, business partner)
Highly re-used and shared in analytic and calculation views
How to create attribute view with customer:
Go to remote desktop connection < start < click on HANA studio
How to create an attribute view:
Right click on sub package<new<click on attribute view
Provide name AT_MATERIAL<provide label<select subtype as standard <click finish
Click on plus icon<select objects
Select table MARA<click ok
Select required output columns
Again click on plus icon <add table MAKT<click ok
Join MARA MATNR to MAKT MATNR
Join type as text join<language column as spras
Text join: text join is used to fetch the description based on user's session language. Once we implement the text join in sap HANA, it automatically finds out user's language and gives description in that language.
Select MAKTX as output column
Click on semantics<provide MATNR as key attribute
Key attribute is a kind of primary key for the attribute view. But, it doesn’t prevent the passage of duplicate values. It is basically needed to determine the join execution order at the run time when multiple tables are used in an attribute view.
In attribute views there is one mandatory step. Whatever keys in the table one key we need to define inside an attribute view
Provide label mapping
We can choose to associate an attribute with another attribute description. Label
Mapping is also called as description mapping. For example if a1 has a label column
B1, then you can rename b1 to a1.description. The related columns appear side by
Side during data preview
Click save and validate<click save and activate
<assign an object<click finish
Use of assign object: in the select change dialog, either create a new id or select an existing change id that you want to use to assign your change
Click on data preview
Click on raw data<to get output
Output in different language:
Go to best system<right click on system<click on properties
Click additional properties<select locale<click apply<click ok
Click save and validate<click save and activate<click on data preview<click on raw data
Hope it is useful for you to implement attribute view with material. Thank You for reading this blog!