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1863505 - Covering SAP topic for Enterprise Information Management - SAP Data Services 3.x and 4.x


Where to find information and help regarding the following SAP topics in relation to SAP Data Services:

  • Overview SAP Interfaces

Direct SQL
RFC ReadTable

  • Connecting to SAP

SAP Data Services and SAP Security
Choosing the Transport Method

  • Reading via ABAP

How to read the ABAP
How to execute the ABAP
Moving to Production
Moving ABAP to Production (DI 12.1)
Common Questions
Custom ABAP Transform
Calling functions inside the ABAP

  • Reading R3 Hierarchies 
  • Reading via RFC Read table 
  • Using Extractors as Source (SAP Data Services 4.0)

Troubleshooting the SAP Data Service Extractor feature
Releasing Extractors for use by the ODP API
Importing Extractors into the Datastore
What Extractors to use
Identify the type of Extractor
Building Dataflows with Extractors
Using Extractors in Query-Mode
The Extractor does not contain all the data needed
No ODP API and Extractors are shown still?? How is this possible?
Debugging Data Services issues with Extractors (SAP internal only)
Extractors with Data Services - Monitoring
Administration of Extractors (Data Services 4.0)

  • Calling RFCs-BAPIs
  • Reading SAP BW

Configuring SAP BW Open Hub Destination
Configuring SAP BW Open Hub ProcessChain
Reading from an Open Hub Destination
Openhub Common Questions
Importing Open Hub Destination Metadata into Data Services

  • Loading BW

Setup BW - SAP Data Services communication
Run the SAP Data Services 3.2 RFC Server
Prepare a BW InfoSource for Loading via DataServices
Build the BW Load Job
Configure the Load Job in BW (DS 3.2)
BW Load Job and datatypes
Loading BW 7.x DataSources
What is causing the “RFC Server is not available” error?

  • Receiving IDOCs

Configure SAP to send IDOCs to DI
Building the RealTime DataFlow
Configure WebAdmin for IDOCs
Testing the IDOCs

  • Sending IDOCs
  • Function Example READ_TEXT

Function Example READ_TEXT ABAP wrapper function
Function Example READ_TEXT RFC enabled

  • SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration vs. SAP Data Services
  • Loading BW (DS4.0 BW7.3)1.

Configure SAP Data Services Source System in BW7.3
Configure RFC server connection in SAP Data Services Management Console
Configure repository information in BW
Configure Infosource and BW load transfer rules in BW
Create a simple BW load job in Data Services.
Run the BW load job from BW.

  • Installing Functions on the SAP Server
  • To enable or disable version checking for ABAP programs and functions
  • Enabling security between SAP and SAP Data Services
  • Connecting to SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse
  • Connecting to SAP Master SAP Data Services




  • SAP Data integrator "DI"/Data Services "DS 3.x and 4.x
  • Supported SAP applications


SAP Data Services 4.0 ; SAP Data Services 4.1 ; SAP Data Services XI 3.2 ; SAP ERP 6.0


Direct SQL, ABAP, ReadTable, Extractors, RFC, BAPI, IDOC, installing functions, SAP application, reading, loading, ABAP data flow, BODS, SAPDS , KBA , EIM-DS-SAP , SAP Interfaces , How To

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