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Upgrade/Migration/Implementation - SAPNetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.0 and lower


For information regarding an higher release than SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.3 please consult the SAP NetWeaver BW Operations - Upgrade/Migration/Implementation 7.3 page


Architecture and Tools


To connect the existing ABAP stack to the new installed JAVA stack there is an automatic connection wizard available via CTC (central template configuration) for BI-Java. This reduces the implementation effort from days to minutes and helps to reduce the TCO for the SAP NetWeaver BW usage dramatically. More detailed information about the usage and pre requisites can be found in the note 983156.

An overview of the improvements within the SAP NetWeaver Software Lifecycle Management including the ASU toolbox and the CTC for BI-JAVA can be found here: News and Updates with SPS 14 SAP NetWeaver BW.



Technical / Functional Upgrade to SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0x

With the presentation SAP NetWeaver 7.0 - Upgrade to SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ABAP BW you get all insides about the pre and post steps necessary for a successful upgrade of the NetWeaver ABAP stack. The content was used for the creation of the XML based input file for the ASU toolbox for BW. You will also find best practice procedures, tips and tricks and useful background information about the upgrade process, and might call it the "BW Upgrade Bible".


To enable SSO/SSF on the ABAP stack or enhance the web capabilities with HTTPS the presentation SAP NetWeaver 7.0 - Settings for WebAS tells you everything to prepare the ABAP stack for the java connection like EP or Integrated Planning (BI-IP).


The SMTP functionality is used for various applications together with BW 7.0x such as Information Broadcasting for web templates or process chains. To enable all features together with BW 7.0x, you should get familiar with the basis functions and implementation such as secure email and encryption.

and read the presentation SAP NetWeaver 7.0 - Settings for SMTP


With NetWeaver 7.0 the JAVA stack was introduced for a wide audience of users especially the SAP NetWeaver BW users. Installation- and master guides are often not enough to make the right implementation decisions. With the presentationSAP NetWeaver 7.0 - Implementing Java for BW

you can find the right way for your SAP NetWeaver 7.0 JAVA implementation to enable all new features for SAP NetWeaver BW ("functional upgrade").


One of the biggest challenges is the connection between the ABAP and JAVA stack to enable the new SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 features. The presentation SAP NetWeaver 7.0 - Setting up BEx Web - Short Track shows you the detailed usage and the pre requisites of the CTC for BI-JAVA and the effort which was taken to improve the TCO for SAP NetWeaver BW in the area of Software Lifecycle Management. Additional information helps you to identify unwanted system outages.


SAP NetWeaver 7.0 - Frontend

With the BEx Suite there where also new frontend components introduced. With the presentation SAP NetWeaver 7.0 - Frontend you will also get the news for the usage of the mayor SAP GUI 7.10 release. With the upcoming month SAP introduces the new Signature Design for all frontend components. A sneak preview can be found here: New visual Design in Frontend


Lifecycle Management with SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0x

SAP NetWeaver 7.0 - ERP and BI in one System - MCOS Scenario

With NetWeaver 04 and above you can use ERP and BW in one System called MCOS (multiple components - one system) scenario. This is also visible in the new Solution Manager 4.0 with the usage of the inbuilt NetWeaver BW capabilities. This presentation gives you also some concepts for the deployment options and some technical remarks for the implementation.


SAP NetWeaver 7.0 - BW Systemcopy ABAP updated July 2013!

A complete overview about the systemcopy process with the recommended export/import method provided with the SAPInst application including all pre and post step's for a successful BW systemcopy e.g. as a milestone prior to an technical upgrade.

To improve the Performance during the BDLS run including in the BW-PCA task list esspecially on Oracle database, implement the following Notes:

Note 932975 - Oracle statistics for RFC tables

Note 1020260 - Delivery of Oracle statistics (Oracle 10g, 11g)

These Notes improving the BDLS run, when the LOGSYS is referenced in the BDLS tables

Note 1894679 - Avoiding the conversion of BW DataSources by BDLS

Note 1915498 - P32; DTP: BDLS does not convert DTPH LOGSYS entries


With BW-PCA the above Description is obsolete, as well as the very comprehensive Note 886102.
Please refer to the following Presentation - Automation of BW system copy configuration


SAP NetWeaver 7.0 - BI Systemcopy JAVA

With the introduction of the java implementation there is also the demand for system copies for java systems. This process can differ from the Abap process and these differences are collected with this presentation. The post steps after the copy refer to the presentation Setting up BEx Web - Short Track and How to change the CTC settings


SAP NetWeaver 7.0 - Implementing ABAP for BW

For the successful NetWeaver 7.0 implementation Abap for BW these guidelines are a mandatory step to have an overview of the relevant notes and the right tuning and performance settings from the first day. You can also use these guidelines to review existing NetWeaver BW implementation for their system setup.As a jumpstart you can also download an example configuration which can be easily adapt to other OS/DB combinations here: SAP/Oracle profiles. Please see also note 1044441 for more details.


SAP NetWeaver 7.0 - Customizing BW and BPC

This checklist is showing all steps for a successful BW basis customizing which is valid for the usage of NetWeaver BW 7.0x and the new BPC 7.0 solution based on NetWeaver 7.01 (EhP 1). This content will be used to create an automatic CTC template for these manual steps.



Relevant Notes


Event Presentations


Worldtour 2009 - Implementing SAP NetWeaver EhP1 - Best Practice

One of the requirements to implement all new SAP BusinessObjects senarios like the improved usage of the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio or the new innovative combined Search Solution require the update/implementation of the recent for all customers released SAP NetWeaver 7.0 Enhanchement Package 1 (EhP1). In this session you will get on one hand all new benefits with EhP1 for your SAP BI Solution and on the other hand Best Practice insights for the fast and disruptive update to EhP1 to enable the next level of SAP BusinessObjects product portfolio integration.


TechEd 2008 Berlin - Upgrade to SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0 with new innovative Tools

The new and updated two hour lecture shows the latest upgrade possibilities provided with the ASU toolbox and the CTC for BI-JAVA in a complete detailed slide deck with the current innovations and outlook with the SAP NetWeaver EhP1.


TechEd 2007 Munich - Best Practice for Upgrade NetWeaver 7.0 BI

The two hour lecture introduces the new upgrade possibilities provided with the ASU toolbox and the CTC for BI-JAVA in a complete detailed slide with the current features at this time.


DSAG 2007 Frankfurt - Functional Upgrade NetWeaver 7.0 BI (Java)

This one hour session held at the DSAG congress November 2007 focus on the functional upgrade (SAP NetWeaver JAVA installation and configuration) and reflects the current SAP strategy for running the JAVA stack together with SAPNetWeaver BW 7.0 ABAP.

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