SAP ETL


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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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