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info provider doubt

Former Member
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hi friends...

can anyone plz tell me the difference between info provider and data target...

thanx in advance

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RenjithKumar
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Hi ,

Hi ,


Info Provider                                    Data Target 
 
It is a BW object which you can       You can only Load , No reporting
Do Reporting                           is Possible 
 
It need not contain data physically    Data targets have physical Data
Eg : Multi Provider                    

Note :

Basic Cube === > It is both a Data target ( Since it

has Physical data ) and it is also a

Info Provider (Since we can create

Reports )

Mulit Provider ===> Only Info Provider ( Since No

physical Data is available )

Renjith Kumar

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Answers (3)

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Former Member
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In both data targets and info providers, you can load data and do reporting. It is on the context and it is a thin line of difference.

Ravi Thothadri

Former Member
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Dear Annavaram,

Infoproviders : These should provide Information which means can be used for Querying and getting reports...

Data Targets : These should be the objects into which data should be loaded..

Now with this you understand that data targets can be Infoproviders..YES..Characteristic Infoobject, ODS Object, InfoCube are both Data targets as well as Infoproviders...and in infoproviders you still have Infosets, SAP remote Cubes, Remote Cubes, Multiproviders..where the data is stored physically.

To learn more about these look in SAP Help...and even search for posts in SDN..I am sure you would alloborative explanations of the same..

Thanks,

Krish

Former Member
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hi,

the data target are the object in which you are loading data such as ODS CUBE MASTER DATA INFOSET MULTIPROVIDER.

whereas info provider are also the same .

but in context of Bex they are known as infoprovider and in bw data target.

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