Manually Generating Model Metadata on a Live SAP HANA Model

You can manually generate model metadata in Connections using the Generate Model Metadata dialog.


Manually generating model metadata is required for existing connections. Only a user with the maintain privilege on the live connection can use the Generate Model Metadata dialog box to trigger the generation of model metadata against all models for a live SAP HANA connection.

For more information about the automatic generation of model metadata, see the chapter called Automatic Generation of Model Metadata.


  1. Select Start of the navigation path (Main Menu) Next navigation step  (Connection) Next navigation step ConnectionsEnd of the navigation path.
  2. Select the checkbox beside the live SAP HANA connection that has model metadata generation enabled on it.
  3. Select the (Generate Model Metadata) icon.

    The Generate Model Metadata dialog appears.

  4. Select the Generate Metadata button.

    Model metadata generation is queued in SAP Analytics Cloud for each model on the live connection. When the model metadata is generated, users can access Smart Insights in stories based on the models using this live connection, as Smart Insights relies on metadata about the underlying HANA modeling views. Your users then have access to Smart Insights about how their live SAP HANA data point has changed over time, what the top contributors are, and how it’s calculated.