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You can use the Favorites tree to add objects to the Favorites. Favorites are saved as cross-project favorites in the BW system.


  1. Double-click the BW project to log on to the back end system.
  2. In the context menu of the Favorites tree, choose Add Objects.

    The Add Objects to Favorites screen appears.

  3. Enter a search term.

    The system searches for BW metadata objects in the BW project. It searches for objects where the search term occurs in or matches the prefix of the technical name or the description.

    The search is not case sensitive. You can run the following wildcard searches:

    • ? - any character
    • * - any string (including the string length 0)

    The search results are listed in the dialog box under Matching Items. They are sorted according to object type and description in ascending order.

    • There is a maximum number of matching items in the dialog box. The default value for this is 200. You can change this value in the settings for the BW Modeling tools.
    • Under Matching Items, you can only see BW metadata objects that you have at least display authorization for.
  4. Select one or more objects and choose Ok.


If you add complete InfoAreas to the favorites, they are added as children of the favorites node.

If you add BW metadata data objects to the favorites, they are added as children of the semantic folders that correspond to the relevant object type (for example, CompositeProvider or DataStore Object (advanced)). If the semantic folder does not exist, it is created as a child of the favorites node.

Tip Choose Refresh from the context menu in order to read current information from the BW system and display it in the BW project.