SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30
Easily Automate the Migration of Your 3.x Dataflows to 7.0 Dataflows

  • by Rakesh Kalyankar, SAP NetWeaver BW- and HANA-certified consultant, SAP
  • April 2, 2012
Learn the how to migrate your dataflows seamlessly in six steps with tools provided by SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30, minimizing the time and effort this process took in previous releases. Restoring the migrated dataflows is just as easy, requiring even fewer steps.
Key Concept
SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30 includes a migration tool that automates the migration of 3.x dataflows to 7.0 dataflows. This tool eliminates previously labor-intensive and time-consuming tasks associated with migrating dataflows.

You can create a migration project, specify the source of the dataflow that you want to migrate, identify the dataflow, and migrate the relevant objects using SAP’s new migration tool to save time and effort. I explain how to create a migration project that automatically gathers all objects involved in the dataflow, including process chains. I show you how to control the relevant dataflow objects (e.g., transfer rules and InfoPackages), and then you simply execute the project and the system automatically migrates the objects without having to perform the tasks yourself. Then, after a migration, you can restore the objects you migrated back to their original format.

Figure 1 lists the object types supported by the new migration tool. Each object type is identified technically by an internal code, which is called the TLOGO.

Rakesh Kalyankar

Rakesh Kalyankar is an SAP NetWeaver BW- and HANA-certified lead and architect, working with SAP Global Delivery in Bangalore, India. He speaks regularly at events, such as SAP TechEd and BIIG. He is also an SAP trainer and writes frequently about SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP HANA topics. Prior to his starting his consulting work, he was part of the SAP NetWeaver BW research and development team at SAP Labs, and he has worked on the development life cycles of SAP NetWeaver BW releases, including versions 7.30 and 7.03.

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4/16/2013 9:28:12 AM
Ken Murray

What is the transport process for this?

Do all of the objects get collected automatically?

Once transported do all of the deltas remain intact with no problems?


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