The following section describes the functions of the BW Hierarchy component of Xtract Universal.
The component BW Hierarchy enables the extraction of hierarchies from an SAP BW system.

Tip: To get information on the basics of Xtract Universal, refer to Getting Started with Xtract Universal.

How to use the BW Hierarchy component #

  1. Create a new extraction by clicking [New] in the main window of the Designer. The window “Create Extraction” opens.
  2. Select an SAP connection from the drop-down menu in Source and enter a unique name for your extraction.
  3. Select the extraction type and click [OK] to confirm. The extraction is now listed in the main window of the Designer.
  4. Select the extraction and click [Destination] to assign a destination to the extraction.
    For information on how to create destinations, see Loading an Extraction into a Database.
  5. Double click the extraction to open the main window of the component.

The majority of the functions of the component can be accessed using the main window.

More information on working with the BW Hierarchy component is provided in the following sections.


Defining a Hierarchy Extraction

Output of a Hierarchy Structure

Hierarchy Extraction Settings