To consume a data warehouse model in SAP Analytics Cloud, you can follow these steps:
Connect to Data Source:Log in to SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC).Navigate to the "Browse" section and click on "Connections."Create a new connection to your data warehouse. SAC supports various data sources, including SAP BW, SAP HANA, SAP BusinessObjects Universes, SQL databases, and others. Select the appropriate data source type and provide the necessary connection details.
Model Your Data:Once the connection is established, navigate to the "Browse" section and click on "Models."Click on "Create" to start building a new model.Choose the data source you connected to in the previous step.Select the tables or views from the data warehouse that you want to include in your model.
Enhance and Prepare the Model:After selecting the tables, you can enhance and prepare the model by defining relationships between tables, adding calculations, and applying filters to the data.Use the Data Modeler in SAP Analytics Cloud to create hierarchies, create measures, and add dimensions.
Create Stories and Visualizations:Once the model is prepared, you can use it to create compelling stories and visualizations. Navigate to the "Browse" section and click on "Stories."Create a new story and select the data model you just created as the data source.Drag and drop dimensions and measures onto the canvas to create charts, tables, and other visualizations.
Apply Filters and Interactivity:Add filters to your visualizations to focus on specific subsets of data.Utilize SAC's interactivity features to create dynamic visualizations and enable end-users to drill down into the data.
Publish and Share:Once you have created your story with the data warehouse model, you can save it and publish it to a specific SAC space.Share the story with relevant users or groups, controlling access and permissions as needed.
SAP Analytics Cloud provides a user-friendly interface with drag-and-drop capabilities, making it relatively easy to consume and analyze data from a data warehouse model. The platform allows you to create interactive and dynamic dashboards and reports that help users gain valuable insights from the data stored in the data warehouse. Remember to ensure that your data warehouse model is properly structured and optimized for reporting to get the best performance and user experience in SAP Analytics Cloud.