The following section describes the functions of the BW Hierarchy component of Xtract for Alteryx.
The component BW Hierarchy enables the extraction of hierarchies from an SAP BW system.
Tip: To get information on the basics of Xtract for Alteryx, refer to Getting Started with Xtract for Alteryx.
How to use the BW Hierarchy component #
- Drag & drop the “Xtract Hierarchy” component to your Alteryx workflow.
- Select an SAP connection, navigate to Selected Extraction and click [Edit]. The main window of the component opens.
The majority of the functions of the component can be accessed using the main window.
Functions overview #
The window “Hierarchy Extractor” consists out of two subsections:
- Hierarchy Extraction
Within the subsection Hierarchy Extraction you can search for SAP BW hierarchies using [Search] (magnifying glas icon).
The default value for the field Date To is 99991231. To change the value, click [Run] and override the value.
The Preview subsection displays the fields of the selected SAP BW hierarchy, when clicking the [Load Live Preview] button.
- [Extraction Settings] opens the extraction specific settings e.g., representation or level count.
- [Load Live Preview] loads a preview of the hierarchy without executing an extraction.
More information on working with the BW Hierarchy component is provided in the following sections.