SAP ETL


What Is ETL?

ETL (extract, transform, and load) is the process in which the data is extracted from any data sources and transformed into a proper format for storing and future reference purposes. The data is loaded into a database or data warehouse.

What Is SAP ETL?

SAP ETL tools are employed to route data to and from the SAP systems. These tools help to integrate various systems with each other. They can transform different data formats and clean the data by running some checks; for example, by checking if a name value is set. ETL tools can keep the rules on extracting and transforming data outside of an application.

What Is ETL?

ETL (extract, transform, and load) is the process in which the data is extracted from any data sources and transformed into a proper format for storing and future reference purposes. The data is loaded into a database or data warehouse.

What Is SAP ETL?

SAP ETL tools are employed to route data to and from the SAP systems. These tools help to integrate various systems with each other. They can transform different data formats and clean the data by running some checks; for example, by checking if a name value is set. ETL tools can keep the rules on extracting and transforming data outside of an application.

Depending on the data warehousing strategy, you can extract the data from the source and load it into the SAP NetWeaver BW system or directly access the data in the source without storing it physically in the enterprise data warehouse. The data is integrated virtually into the enterprise data warehouse. Sources for the warehouse can be operational, relational datasets, files, or older systems. Transformations enable you to run a technical cleanup and to consolidate the data.

ETL processes to the initial layer in SAP BW as well as direct access to data are possible using various interfaces, depending on the origin and format of the data. SAP BW allows integration of SAP data and non-SAP data.

Further Resources for SAPinsiders:

SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation: Integrate Jobs into Your Existing Enterprise ETL. In this article, SAP’s Karunakar Gillella describes how to set up controlled batch jobs for SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, version for the Microsoft platform, with any corporate scheduling tool.

Another Way to Create an ETL Daily Run Report. Karen Olsen, Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer for W. W. Grainger, shares her success with creating a custom table to track InfoPackages being transported to production. The table provides users with access to accurate information about the status of their jobs.

24 BW Design and Data Modeling Tips for Optimal ETL. In this article, SAP consultants Catherine Roze, Senior BI Consultant, and Joffy Mathew, Senior BW Consultant, provide tips on ETL optimization in six categories: general design and data modeling, PSA design, InfoCube design, ODS design, Dimensions and characteristics design, and aggregates.

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  1. 24 BW Design and Data Modeling Tips for Optimal ETL

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    In terms of performance, you get the biggest return on ETL optimization in the design and modeling stages. We give you tips in six categories: general design and data modeling, PSA design, InfoCube design, ODS design, Dimensions and characteristics design, and aggregates.   The extract, transform, and load (ETL) process is a key aspect of…...…
  2. SAP Data Services Part 3: How to Extract, Transform, and Load Data into SAP HANA

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    Examine and compare the classic SAP Data Services approach for extracting, transforming, and loading (ETL) processes to the functionality that is native to SAP HANA to determine optimal integration. Key Concept Certain extract, transform, and load (ETL) processes have been pushed to SAP HANA, which directly affects the integration with SAP Data Services. ETL is…...…
  3. Performance Tuning Strategies to Optimize Your SAP Data Services Environment

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    Step beyond traditional database tuning concepts, such as indexing and partitioning, and get expert tips to move toward a parallel approach for code design and job construction. Examine parallel execution within SAP Data Services to see how it distributes operations and uses the strengths across your system. Get expert advice on leveraging the pushdown capabilities…...…
  4. SAP Data Services: How to Extract, Transform, and Load Data into SAP HANA

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    Examine and compare the classic SAP Data Services approach for extracting, transforming, and loading (ETL) processes to the functionality that is native to SAP HANA to determine optimal integration. This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in or Join for free! Sign In Become a Member
  5. Lessons Learned from an SAP HANA Cloud Platform Implementation

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    Key principles and facts are included in this overview of the design and implementation of a cloud application on SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Key Concept Applications consume and expose web service application program interfaces (APIs) that facilitate the re-usability of the capabilities of an application and support the integration into other applications. The following solution…...…
  6. Making Sense of ABAP-Based Interface Technologies in the Modern IT Landscape

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    Survey modern ABAP-based interface technologies supported by SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP (AS ABAP). Look at the pros and cons of each technology and identify typical usage scenarios. Develop a decision table that can be used to determine when and where to apply specific interface technologies. Key Concept In the past several years, the SAP…...…
  7. 5 Best Ways to Import Non-SAP Data into BW

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    Weigh the benefits and drawbacks of the five most popular ways of importing non-SAP data into your BW system. Key Concept Getting external data into BW is usually more challenging than retrieving data from SAP systems. A variety of different methods exists, such as flat files; DB Connect; Universal Data Connect; third-party extraction, transformation, and…...…
  8. An Insider’s Guide to SAP BusinessObjects and SAP NetWeaver BW: What Tools Should You Use Going Forward?

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    Delve into the reporting and analysis tools available with SAP BusinessObjects and SAP NetWeaver BW. Find out when to use which tool, where to find it, and who should be the one using it. Learn which BEx tools SAP will continue to develop and which SAP BusinessObjects tools you should consider for your long-term reporting…...…
  9. Best Practices in SAP BusinessObjects Data Services Data Flow and Job Design

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    Review these best practices in developing a data flow and understand the importance of reusability in SAP BusinessObjects Data Services job design. When constructing a good data flow, it is important to minimize the effort by thinking in terms of reusability up front in the design process. Considering the code as a reusable object is…...…
  10. Error Stack in SAP NetWeaver BI Provides Improved Data Load Error Handling

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    SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0 introduces new functionality for error handling, such as the error Data Transfer Process and error stack. Find out how to use these new options. Key Concept SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0 contains a modified data staging and distribution process, called the Data Transfer Process, as a part of the extraction, transformation, and…...…