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.

Warning! Missing Authorization To use the BW Hierarchy component, access to the designated authority objects (RFC) in SAP must be available. For more information, refer to the knowledge base article SAP User Rights: BW Hierarchies.

Note: To extract hierarchies from a BW system, use the Hierarchy] component. To extract hierarchies from an ERP system like ECC or S4, use the ODP component.

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 / component and click [OK] to confirm. The main window of the component opens automatically.

The extraction is now listed in the main window of the Designer. 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

Extraction Settings

Output Formats

General Settings