SAP's Check Tools Keep Your BW Data Consistent

  • by Anthony Andreacchio, SAP NetWeaver Product Manager, SAP
  • October 1, 2003
What good is your data if you aren't confident of its accuracy? SAP provides two check tools, transaction RSRV and the aggregate check tool, that help you confirm the accuracy of your data on an ad hoc or ongoing basis. The author describes each tool's capabilities and shows you how to put them to use.

A data warehouse is successful only if the delivery of information can be trusted on an ongoing basis. Companies need to be confident that key corporate data is accurate, especially in light of recent legislation in the U.S. and Europe to hold businesses to a higher level of accounting and reporting standards.

SAP has provided automatic and manual check tools to help ensure the consistent delivery of data to end users. I'll describe these tools and show how you might use them.

In most cases, you use these check tools to resolve unusual, unpredictable problems — for example, correctness of master data or hierarchy tables. You might want to use them to routinely check the integrity of your system in situations where you have large changes in your data warehouse or a lot of inexperienced users. BW has two main check tools: transaction RSRV and the aggregate check tool.

Anthony Andreacchio

Anthony Andreacchio has more than eight years of SAP experience. He has been a BW product manager for more than four years.

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