Use Boolean Functions to Add Analytical Capability to Your BW Reports

  • by Christian Savelli, Senior Manager, COMERIT
  • June 1, 2003
Boolean operators like AND, NOT, and OR give a calculated key figure the ability to perform different calculations depending on other results or values. The author explains how Boolean functions works and shows how you might use them to enhance reports.
Have you ever wondered how you could place some kind of mechanism in your reports to force BW to make decisions on the fly? Puzzled? Let me rephrase the question. Have you ever wondered how to make a calculated key figure perform different calculations depending on other results or values presented on the same report?

Christian Savelli

Chris Savelli, senior manager at COMERIT, has been dedicated to SAP BI and Analytics projects since 1998.  He holds multiple SAP certifications covering HANA, BW and ECC applications and has expertise in managing all aspects of the information creation process, utilizing SAP BI technologies to satisfy strategic, analytical and reporting needs. Chris Savelli started his career at SAP and subsequently held senior level positions at consulting companies Deloitte and Accenture. His education background includes a bachelor of science degree in robotics and a master of science degree in engineering both from the University of Sao Paulo, as well as a post-graduate diploma in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

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