SAP DataSphere empowers you to effortlessly create data views through a user-friendly graphical interface. With drag-and-drop functionality from the Source Browser, seamless data joining, transformation capabilities, and customizable output structures, you gain full control of your data processing and visualization.
In SAP Data Warehouse, you can create graphical views using the SAP HANA graphical modeling tool, known as the "SAP HANA Studio" or "SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA." The graphical view allows you to design complex data models by visually connecting different data sources, filters, calculations, and aggregations. Here's a general outline of the steps to create graphical views:
Launch SAP HANA Studio or SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA: Open the SAP HANA Studio or SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA, depending on the version and setup of your SAP Data Warehouse.
Create a New Package (Optional): If you want to organize your graphical views within a package, you can create one to act as a container. This step is optional but can help with better organization.
Create a New Graphical View: Right-click on the package (or any existing folder), then select "New" and choose "Graphical Calculation View" from the list of options. This will open the graphical view editor.
Define the Data Sources: In the graphical view editor, start by defining the data sources for your view. You can use tables, other graphical views, or even SQL queries as data sources.
Design the View: Using the graphical view editor, you can drag and drop various operators, functions, and nodes to design the data flow. These operators include projections, joins, aggregations, unions, filters, and more. Connect the nodes appropriately to define the data transformations and calculations.
Configure Node Properties: For each node (operator) in the view, you can configure its properties by right-clicking on it. For example, you can define which columns to include in projections, set filters, or specify aggregation functions.
Add Semantic Annotations (Optional): Semantic annotations help to provide meaning and context to the data in your graphical view. You can add labels, descriptions, and define hierarchies to make the view more user-friendly.
Validate and Activate the Graphical View: Once you have designed the graphical view, validate it to check for any errors or inconsistencies. If everything is correct, activate the view to make it available for use.
Use the Graphical View in Reporting or Modeling: After activation, you can use the graphical view as a data source in reporting tools or other modeling scenarios within SAP Data Warehouse.
Remember that the steps may vary slightly based on the SAP Data Warehouse version and the specific tools you are using (HANA Studio or SAP Web IDE). Additionally, creating graphical views requires proper permissions and authorizations. It's crucial to consult with your SAP administrator or team lead for guidance and access rights before creating and using graphical views in a live environment.