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by Taha M. Mahmoud, Senior BI Consultant February 10, 2016
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Taha Mahmoud shows how to identify and solve SQL design traps in SAP BusinessObjects universes using the SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool (IDT). Learn about the issues that arise if these traps aren’t fixed and how to use SAP BusinessObjects universe functions to fix and resolve them.


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by Gary Nolan, SAP BI Strategic Architect, Sapiex Associates LLC July 8, 2014
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Gary Nolan gives tips for implementing the Near Line Storage (NLS) solution using Sybase IQ. Learn what to archive, how to segregate data, changes to the dataset, and about some features of the overall solution.


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by Gary Nolan, SAP BI Strategic Architect, Sapiex Associates LLC May 6, 2014
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Gary Nolan shows how to mitigate the expense of implementing SAP NetWeaver BW on HANA by offloading some of the data into near-line storage (NLS). Learn why and how to set up NLS, and the process for moving data to Sybase IQ.

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by Gary Nolan, SAP BI Strategic Architect, Sapiex Associates LLC March 19, 2012
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Make sure data that needs to be grouped stays together in data packages during loading.


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by Gary Nolan, SAP BI Strategic Architect, Sapiex Associates LLC October 29, 2010
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Check out these four options for applying units of measure (UoMs), from using a central table conversion with table T006 to enabling users to select the UoM variable during query runtime.


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by Gary Nolan, SAP BI Strategic Architect, Sapiex Associates LLC September 27, 2010
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Learn the steps to implement unit of measure conversions in transformations.

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by Anurag Barua, Independent SAP Advisor August 31, 2010
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Find out about three programs that help you analyze all the components of a query, simulate SAP NetWeaver BW data for testing or prototyping, and keep track of transformations applied to source data in your BW system.

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by Gary Nolan, SAP BI Strategic Architect, Sapiex Associates LLC May 19, 2010
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SAP NetWeaver BW has a little-known transaction called the query definition tool that provides a comprehensive view of any query. Discover where to find this tool and how to use it to your advantage.

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by Gary Nolan, SAP BI Strategic Architect, Sapiex Associates LLC April 6, 2010
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A new feature in SAP NetWeaver 7.01 enables end users to alter existing queries, or to change key figures in a query.

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by Gary Nolan, SAP BI Strategic Architect, Sapiex Associates LLC October 29, 2009
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SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 includes a new feature to prevent a delta package from being deleted inadvertently and therefore causing inconsistency in a downstream InfoProvider. Find out how and when to use this Check Delta Consistency option.

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by Gary Nolan, SAP BI Strategic Architect, Sapiex Associates LLC September 9, 2009
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Learn about the Analysis Process Designer, which provides flexibility and enables you to use queries as DataSources.

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by Gary Nolan, SAP BI Strategic Architect, Sapiex Associates LLC July 7, 2009
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SAP designed the end routine to update only the fields that are specifically mapped in the transformation. This can be frustrating if you need to update other fields. Find out about a simple workaround using the ALL_FIELDS option.

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by Anurag Barua, Independent SAP Advisor July 1, 2008
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SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0 includes many options to help you speed up query performance, such as SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator. Find out about a lesser-known option, delta caching, that you can also use for fast query performance.

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by Jens Koerner, Product Manager, Mobile Platform, SAP Labs May 1, 2008
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Modeling time-dependent objects in SAP NetWeaver BI can be challenging. Find out about alternate solutions, depending on the source data format.

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by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP October 1, 2007
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Find out how SAP updated the open hub concept in SAP NetWeaver 7.0. Then see how to set up an open hub in four steps.

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by Gary Nolan, SAP BI Strategic Architect, Sapiex Associates LLC September 1, 2007
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Without modification R/3 does not allow for the extraction of multiple-value classification entries into SAP BW. Understanding the limitations of the classification extraction process allows you to caution the R/3 applications team to ensure it configures R/3 in a way that it meets your BW reporting needs.

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by Gary Nolan, SAP BI Strategic Architect, Sapiex Associates LLC July 1, 2007
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Get expert advice for when, how, and why you should optimize your BW queries.


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by Gary Nolan, SAP BI Strategic Architect, Sapiex Associates LLC May 1, 2007
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Preview Gary Nolan’s upcoming SAP PRESS book <i>Efficient SAP NetWeaver BI Implementation and Project Management</i> to help understand and avoid some of the most common implementation concerns. The book, released in May 2007, provides implementation strategies, templates, and advice for effective BW scope management, configuration, and the overall BW implementation process.

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by Gary Nolan, SAP BI Strategic Architect, Sapiex Associates LLC January 1, 2007
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The Before Aggregation setting calculates key figures differently than the After Aggregation setting in BEx Analyzer. Find out how they operate and where to find them in the system.

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by John Kurgan, Independent SAP BI Professional, JK Global Consulting, Inc. November 1, 2006
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With a little ABAP code, optimize your data loads with efficient update rules.

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