SAP Business Warehouse Query Design and Analysis



This course gives you the knowledge to create query definitions using the BEx Query Designer and to make them available for OLAP analysis. This course focuses on BEx query design. SAP BusinessObjects Analysis is the tool that is used for query execution.

This course is based on software release SAP Business Warehouse 7.4.


  • Application consultant
  • Business analyst
  • Business process owner / team lead / power user
  • Program / project manager
  • User


  • Basic knowledge of data warehousing
  • Experience and sound knowledge of the subject matter in at least one SAP is recommended
  • Having taken an ERP application course is recommended

Learning Objectives

  • Create queries in BEx Query Designer
  • Use advanced query functions
  • Perform OLAP analysis

1. Data Warehousing

  • Describing Data Warehousing
  • Describing Data Warehouse Architecture
  • Using Reporting Tools

2. Navigation Options in Reports

  • Using the Navigation Options in Reports
  • Saving Analysis Views

3. Simple Queries

  • Creating Simple Queries
  • Finding a Query
  • Filtering Query Definition Data
  • Configuring Query Properties

4. Key Figures and Structures in Queries

  • Creating Restricted Key Figures
  • Creating Calculated Key Figures
  • Creating a New Formula with Boolean Operators
  • Configuring Properties of Key Figures
  • Using Exception and Nested Exception Aggregation

5. Queries with Multiple Structures

  • Creating Structures
  • Resolving Formula Collision
  • Designing Detailed Queries with the Cell Editor

6. Characteristics and Hierarchies in Queries

  • Configuring the Properties of Characteristics
  • Running Display and Navigation Attribute Queries
  • Adding Hierarchies to Reports
  • Adding External Hierarchies to a Report
  • Using Hierarchies and Structures
  • Creating External Hierarchies

7. Variables in Queries

  • Using Variables
  • Creating Characteristic Value and Text Variables in Queries
  • Creating Hierarchy and Hierarchy Node Variables in Queries
  • Creating Formula Variables in Queries
  • Activating Business Content Variables

8. Exceptions and Conditions in Queries

  • Creating Exceptions in Query Design
  • Creating Conditions in Query Design

9. Report-Report Interface

  • Using the Report-Report Interface

10. Query Performance Optimization

  • Optimizing Query Performance
  • Configuring Query Read Mode
  • Use Performance Monitoring Tools

11. Queries Management and Authorizations Overview

  • Managing Query Objects
  • Describing Authorizations

12. Reporting Options

  • Outlining Reporting Options for SAP NetWeaver BW