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Creating Tableau Report on BW Info Cube a Two Step process.

Problem / Opportunity Statement:

My client is a Telecommunication Giant with a position in fortune 100 list. Currently having 500+ reports in the tools like BEX, BO Web-I, Dashboard, BPC. To enable easy & quick data understanding to a user group (Few) i.e. Business Reports. I have decided to design few reports (50 No’s) in Tableau 8.3. So I have starting looking in adoptability to Tableau tools to BW.

Solution: A simple 2 step process to create Tableau Report on BW Info Cube. BW meta data and cube data access is very good and easy to configure


  1. Open the Tableau and create new report.

  2. Click Connect to Data (Ctrl+D)


  1. Select “SAP NW Data Warehouse”

  2. Add new connection

  3. Establish the connection
    by pressing the “Connect ” button

  4. Browse the Info Cube objects, Select the Info Cube

  5. Select the Queries available over the same Info

I was able to design a good and medium complex Tableau report On BW within 2
Hrs. Likewise I could deliver 10 Medium and 5 High Complex reports in 40 Hrs.

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