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In the Documents functional area of the Data Warehousing Workbench, you can display and edit documents of any document class using different search criteria. You still have the same functions for creating, importing, editing, exporting, and displaying documents as in the Documents screen (see Editing Documents on the Document Screen). You can also branch to the BW metadata search/BW document administration (see Administration of BW Metadata Search and BW Documents).


  • You are in the Data Warehousing Workbench in the Documents functional area. On the left side of the screen, the data types for which you are able to edit documents are displayed:

    • Metadata

    • Master Data

    • InfoProvider data


      The maintenance of the most recently processed document class and the most recently made selection is displayed on the right side of the screen by default.

  • To display the available documents, choose Show Me Documents From. All the available document properties have the default value *, meaning that the system searches through all of the values.


    We recommend that you restrict the selection before you display the documents. You can use specific document properties as search criteria, or you can search the documents for a particular text string.

  • For more information about document properties, see Document Classes.


    Note the following when navigating in the display screens for documents belonging to InfoProvider data objects: You can use the Settings function to restrict the number of characteristics that are displayed. The Change User Settings dialog box appears. Choose Only Display the Characteristics from the InfoProvider or Display All Characteristics. In the list in the lower area of the screen. You can also add or remove individual document properties.

    Do not choose Show Me Documents From until you have finished making all of your restrictions and changes on the display screen.