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If you want to create BI Content, you need to make certain settings both in the BW System and in the SAP source system. These settings define a system as a content development system and fulfill the system requirements for creating BI Content.


Making System-Wide Settings in the BW System

  1. Set the system setting for your BW system to content system.

    • On the Administrator Workbench: BI Content screen, choose Start of the navigation path Edit Next navigation step Content System Administration End of the navigation path.

      The Content System Administration screen appears (transaction RSOCONTENT).

    • Set the indicator for System is a Content Development System.

      Your BW system is now a content system. When you actively save an object, the object is saved in the delivery version as well as in the active version.


      We recommend that you do not reset these system settings after having created objects.

  2. Define one or more packages for your development.

  3. We recommend that you activate the standard transport system so that new objects are automatically recorded.

    More information: Defining the Recording Time for Transports


    BI Content cannot be activated (copied to the A version) if the system is defined to be a BI Content system. For this reason, you must first define the user set here to be a non-content user in order to test the content activation or if you want to use other BI Content objects (see below).

Making User-Specific Settings in the BW System

You can override the system-wide setting for each individual user. This is relevant for example if you want to make sure that test objects are not delivered or if you want to activate BI Content in a content development system.


We recommend that you switch off the standard transport system for this user. In doing so, you ensure that objects are not inadvertently transported to the A version and delivered.

  • Call user maintenance (transaction SU01).

    More information: Creating and Maintaining User Master Records

  • Assign the parameters RSOISCONTENTSYSTEM and RSOSTANDARDCTOACTIVE with a blank character as the parameter value to the user who is to activate the BI Content.


For these parameters, the following is possible:

  • If the parameters are not entered, the system settings apply for the user.

  • If the parameters are entered, the system settings do not apply for the user.

    RSOISCONTENTSYSTEM: Depending on the value entered for this parameter, the system is either treated as a BI Content development system (parameter value: 'X') or is not treated as such (parameter value: blank character).

    RSOSTANDARDCTOACTIVE: Depending on the value entered for this parameter, the standard transport system is either switched on (parameter value: 'X') or switched off (parameter value: blank character).

Making Settings in the SAP Source System

  1. Define your OLTP system as a content development system.

    In the Content Development Maintenance screen (transaction RSA0), select field Content Development and save this setting.

    When you actively save a DataSource, it is saved in the delivery version as well as in the active version.

  2. If you want to develop an application component hierarchy, enter the required name (for example, /ABC/APCO) in the Application Component Hierarchy field on the Content Development Maintenance screen. The name specified here is used as a default for the system.

  3. Define a development class or a package with a namespace prefix (for example, /ABC/PACK). The objects you develop are assigned to this development class or package.

  4. Make sure that CUSTOMER is defined as the system type in the global system parameters. You can check this by running the function module TR_SYS_PARAMS in the Function Builder ( Start of the navigation path Tools Next navigation step ABAP Workbench Next navigation step Development End of the navigation path).