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With a process variant, you can use process chains to start jobs in SAP Data Services while working in the BW system.


  • SAP Data Services has Release 4.1 or higher
  • In the Administrator tool in SAP Data Services Management Console, you have created an SAP connection for SAP NetWeaver BW. You have created an RFC service interface for this connection and then started the RFC Server Interface connection. You will need the RFC program ID later when creating the reverse connection from BW to SAP Data Services. SAP Data Services can now receive RFC calls from the BW system.
    Note To establish a secure connection between BW and SAP Data Services, and to allow a logon check whenever a BW user calls a function in SAP Data Services, you can make SNC settings when creating the RFC server. You need the BOE CMC user configuration to do this.
    For more information on RFC Server Management in SAP Data Services, go to the SAP Help Portal and choose of the navigation path <Your Data Services Release> Next navigation step Installation, Upgrade, Deployment End of the navigation path in the Management Console Guide.
  • There is an RFC destination from the BW system to the Data Services system.

    If the SAP Data Services system is connected as a source system to the BW system, a destination already exists. If the SAP Data Services system is not a source system for the BW systsem, create the RFC destination in transaction SM59:

    1. Enter a technical name.
    2. Select T (TCP/IP Connection) as the connection type.
    3. Enter a description.
    4. On the Technical Settings tab page, enter the RFC program ID that you created in the SAP Data Services Management console as the Registered Server Program under Program ID.
    5. Once you have made the SNC settings in the Administrator tool, in the SAP Data Services Management Console in the RFC Server Interface, select the Logon and Security tab page and press Send Logon Ticket Without Reference to a Source System under Logon Procedure.
    6. Save and test the connection.


If you want to manipulate jobs in the SAP Data Services system while working in the BW system, you can insert them into a process chain as process variants. To manipulate or extract load jobs however, we recommend using InfoPackages, as the job can only be executed with the InfoPackage's request ID. In its function of requesting data transfer to the BW system, the InfoPackage should not be replaced by the Start Job in SAP BusinessObjects Data Services process variant. The process variant is not suited for reading data from the open hub destination either.


  1. In the plan view of the process chain where you want to insert the process variant, go to the list of process types under General Services and select the Start Job in SAP BusinessObjects Data Services process category by double-clicking on it.
  2. To insert the process variant, choose Create.
  3. In the next screen, enter a technical name and a description, and choose Continue.
    The maintenance screen for process variants appears.
  4. Specify which SAP Data Services system you want the job to start in.
    You have two options:
    • The SAP Data Services system is connected as a source system to the BW system: Specify the system as Source System (Optional).

      For more information, see Creating SAP Data Services Source Systems

    • No source system connection is defined for the SAP Data Services system: Under Data Services System, enter the RFC destination that you created earlier.
  5. Specify the SAP Data Services repository and the job server. To select the data, the system creates a connection to the SAP Data Services system.
  6. Enter the name of the job that you want to execute in the SAP Data Services system.
  7. Save the variant and go back to the previous screen.
  8. In the next window, confirm that you want to insert the process variant into the process chain.
    The plan view for the process chain appears. The process variant for starting the job in the SAP Data Services system has now been added to your process chain.