It is operational data store. ODS is a BW
Architectural component that appears between PSA ( Persistant
Staging Area ) and infocubes and that allows Bex ( Business Explorer
) reporting. It is not based on the star schema and is used
primarily for details reporting, rather than for dimensional
analysis. ODS objects do not aggregate data as infocubes do. Data
are loaded into an IDS object by inserting new records, updating
existing records, or deleting old records as specified by RECORDMODE
Q. How much time does it take to extract 1
million of records from an infocube?
ans. This depends,if you have complex coding in
update rules it will take longer time,orelse it will take less than
Q. What are the four ASAP
Q. How do you measure the size of infocube?
ans: In no of records
Q. Difference between infocube and ODS?
Infocube is structured as star schema(extended) where in a fact
table is surrounded by different dim table which connects to sids.
And the data wise, you will have aggregated data in the cubes.
ODS is a flat structure(flat table) with no star schema concept and
which will have granular data(detailed level).
Q. Difference between display attributes and
Display attribute is one which is used only for display purpose in
the report.Where as navigational attribute is used for drilling down
in the report.We don't need to maintain Nav attribute in the cube as
a characteristic(that is the advantage) to drill down.
Q. SOME DATA IS UPLOADED TWICE INTO INFOCUBE.
HOW TO CORRECT IT? ans: But how is it possible?.If you load it manually twice, then you
can delete it by reQuest.
Q . CAN U ADD A NEW FIELD AT THE ODS LEVEL?
ans. Sure you can.ODS is nothing but a table.
Q. CAN NUMBER OF DATASOURCE HAS ONE INFOSOURCE?
ans. Yes ofcourse.For example, for loading text and
hierarchies we use different data sources but the same infosource.
Q. BRIEF THE DATAFLOW IN BW. ans. Data flows from transactional system to analytical
system(BW).DS on the transactional system needs to be replicated on
BW side and attached to infosource and update rules respectively.
Q. WHAT IS PROCEDURE TO UPDATE DATA INTO DATA
TARGETS? ans. Full and delta.
Q7. AS WE USE Sbwnn,SBiw1,sbiw2 for delta update
in LIS THEN WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE IN LO-COCKPIT? ans. No lis in lo cockpit.We will have data sources and can be
maintained(append fields).Refer white paper on LO-Cokpit
Q8. SIGNIFICANCE OF ODS. ans. It holds granular data.
Q9. WHERE THE PSA DATA IS STORED? ans. In PSA table.
Q10.WHAT IS DATA SIZE? ans. The volume of data one data target holds(in no.of