The SAP Expert Blog

The SAP Expert Blog

GUID and UUID in SAP HANA

26. January 2022

You will often encounter GUID and UUID in SAP HANA and in S/4HANA as key fields. As long as these do not have to be interpreted or…

AMDP debugging in transformation routines

25. January 2022

With AMDP debugging in transformation routines on BW/4HANA, errors can be easily found. An excerpt from my book "SQLScript for SAP HANA…

HANA SQLScript Transformation Routines in BW/4HANA - an example

25. January 2022

In this blog post, I would like to share a small example of an AMDP aka. HANA Script or AMDP Script ((Actually there is no HANA Script or…

AMDP procedures

24. January 2022

With AMDP procedures, ABAP can easily and elegantly outsource more complex requirements in the SAP HANA database. An excerpt from the 2nd…

The AMDP Framework

24. January 2022

The AMDP framework provides an easy way to use database procedures in SQLScript, in ABAP programs and in BW transformation routines. An…

Embedded Analytics with CDS Queries - with Query Template

20. January 2022

What are CDS Queries? CDS queries can only read data from CDS InfoProviders Reporting directly in the transactional ERP system (e.g. S/4HANA…

CDS InfoProvider - The solid basis for Embedded Analytics in S/4HANA

18. January 2022

The CDS InfoProvider Views form a modeling layer that serves as the starting point for Embedded Analytics in S/4HANA with CDS queries…

The different CDS View types

17. January 2022

Unfortunately, in the official SAP documentation there is no clear definition of designations to the CDS View types concerning their…

Cheat Sheet CDS ABAP

14. January 2022

Cheat Sheet CDS ABAP The perfect complement to Brandeis Consulting's training courses This cheat sheet contains a comprehensive overview of…

The 2nd edition of SQLScript for SAP HANA is now available.

17. September 2021

Officially, the 2nd edition of SQLScript for SAP HANA, the English edition of my book, has been available since mid-August. Today I received…

The HANA Web Console from Brandeis Consulting

14. September 2021

The HANA Web-Console (HWC) from Brandeis Consulting is the quick entry into SQLScript programming on the SAP HANA database . For trainings…

The 2nd edition of SQLScript for SAP HANA will be published in August

19. July 2021

The 2nd edition of the English edition of SQLScript for SAP HANA is scheduled for release on August 26, 2021. The issue is updated and…

The ABAPVARCHARMODE: Blanks and Empty Strings in ABAP and SQLScript

21. April 2021

The two SAP programming languages ABAP and SQLScript behave differently when it comes to processing strings with blanks. This can lead…

HANA Express images deleted in the cloud

16. January 2021

SAP has unfortunately decided to stop making its VM images of the free HANA Express , which were previously available in the cloud from…

SQL Expressions in BW/4HANA Composite Provider (HCPR)

16. January 2021

With the SPS04 for BW / 4HANA 2.0, SAP has built some useful features into the composite provider (list of new features in the SAP…

AMDP (ABAP Managed Database Procedures)

18. November 2020

With the ABAP Managed Database Procedures, or AMDP for short, SAP succeeds in making the performance of the SAP HANA database in ABAP…

Reusing Business Logic in AMDP Transformation Routines

18. November 2020

Last week I read Lars Breddemann's great article about separating business logic from the underlying database tables without using…

Treat unallowed characters in SAP BW/4HANA with SQLScript

6. November 2020

Hello World This is my First Slide Note: These are the notes for my slide and won't show up during presentation. Hello Reveal.js This is my…

Treat unallowed characters in SAP BW/4HANA with SQLScript

6. November 2020

With SQLScript, errors can be avoided elegantly and performantly during loading due to the unallowed characters in SAP BW. This article…

Why are scalar UDFs so slow?

29. October 2020

When loading data from source systems, there are requirements in SAP BW that are often repeated at the field level. This includes, above all…

Neo environment will be switched off

16. August 2020

The Neo environment of the SAP Cloud Platform will be switched off on November 14th! This also means that a popular opportunity to create a…

SQLScript Unit Tests, the End-User Test Framework

11. May 2020

With version 2.0 SPS04 of the SAP HANA database, the so-called "End-User Test Framework in SQLScript" was introduced. This makes it possible…

User Defined Libraries (UDL) in SQLScript

19. November 2019

SAP HANA 2.0 SPS03 introduced the concept of User Defined Libraries (UDL) in SQLScript . It enables us as developers to bundle several…

Anonymous Functions in SQLScript

8. November 2019

With SAP HANA 2.0 SPS04, another feature has been added to the SQLScript language: The embedded functions . These enable the use of…

Recursive procedure calls in SQLScript

5. November 2019

Up to SAP HANA 2.0 SPS03 recursive calls in SQLScript were not allowed. This means that a procedure may not call itself either directly or…

Optimal Package Size for DTPs in BW/4HANA

24. October 2019

With BW/4HANA 2.0 I observed that the packet size of the DTPs is dynamically suggested by the system. Figure 1 shows, for example, a…

BW/4HANA Cockpit - Where is the Administration in the SAP GUI?

22. October 2019

BW/4HANA 2.0 no longer supports the administration of InfoProviders and requests in the SAP GUI. Instead, a browser window with the SAP BW…

Uploading Transport Requests to an SAP CAL System

12. July 2019

In the SAP Cloud Appliance Library (CAL) , you can use SAP's latest systems in the cloud with little effort. Some of the systems are free…