How to Migrate Custom ABAP Code Routines from 3.x Data Flow to 7.0 Data Flow Automatically Without Manual Re-Work

  • by Anna Vladi, SAP Senior BI Consultant, LAZAR Consultants, LLC
  • April 7, 2011
Learn how to migrate your custom SAP NetWeaver 3.x ABAP code used in rules to SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 without additional coding, thereby saving time and protecting your investment as you upgrade your system landscape.
Key Concept
The Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) layer allows you to design your warehouse so that  performance does not suffer. You can easily archive and then if you need to make changes, they are easily manageable.

Many companies have vast amounts of custom ABAP code that needs to be migrated to the latest version of SAP NetWeaver. However, since SAP does not provide a tool for migration of custom code I have developed a step-by-step procedure that you can implement to migrate your data flow. It contains custom ABAP routines from the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) layer to the final data targets, including InfoCubes and MultiProviders without manual coding.

Figure 1 depicts the objects that you need to create for the migration and the order in which you should develop them as part of the migration process. Although the data flows in the order that it appears in the figure, the order of the development of the objects must be followed as shown. This is the key for this process to work appropriately.

Figure 1
Overview of the objects for a successful data flow migration

Anna Vladi

Anna Vladi is an SAP senior consultant with more than 12 years in the SAP area, focusing on BI, SAP BusinessObjects, SAP BPC, Public Budget Formulation (PBF), FI, and CO. As a functional lead for many global-scale SAP NetWeaver BW implementations and upgrades for Fortune 500 companies, Anna solves problems with a strategic approach to business modeling. She is also an interim SAP America consultant and instructor. Anna speaks at various SAP conferences on topics related to financial planning and reporting. Her current area of expertise is IFRS.

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