SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW)
The organization of the characteristic values of a characteristic into a tree structure.
Example: A hierarchy for cost centers that are combined in cost center groups.
In reporting, hierarchies for characteristics can be set in the following ways:
- As presentation hierarchies for a characteristic, if it is to be displayed as a hierarchy
- As a way of selecting particular characteristic values if a characteristic is to be restricted to a hierarchy or a hierarchy node
Hierarchies can be loaded into the BW system or created in the BW system for hierarchy basic characteristics. They can be used across InfoProviders.