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The BW search allows you to search for BW objects using various search criteria - either in a specified BW project or system-wide. The function returns a hit list in the Search view. You can also use the BW search to compile a where-used list for SAP HANA objects in BW objects.

Procedure

  1. Choose Start of the navigation path Search Next navigation step Search... End of the navigation path in the user menu. As an alternative, you can use the shortcut Ctrl + H or press the Search (Search) button in the BW Modeling perspective.
  2. In the popup that now opens, go to the BW Object Search tab page.
    Tip If you cannot see this tab page, press the Customize... button and select it to be displayed.
  3. Enter your search term in the BW Object Search tab page.

    The system searches for objects where the search term occurs as a prefix of the technical name or the description (see next step), or where the search term matches the technical name or the description (see next step).

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

    • ? - any character
    • * - any string (including the string length 0)
  4. Unter Name and Description, specify whether to search by technical name, description or both.
  5. Under BW Project, select an active project that you want to search in.
  6. Under Advanced Filter, you can further refine your search.
    Option Description
    Active Objects / Inactive Objects You can define whether to search for active objects, inactive objects or both.
    Object Type You can restrict the search to one or more object types. Restriction of the search to subtypes is only possible for certain object types, such as InfoObjects.
    Created From/To You can restrict the search to objects created during a specified time period.
    Created By You can restrict the search to objects created by a specified user.
    Last Change From/To You can restrict the search to objects changed during a specified time period.
    Last Change By You can restrict the search to objects last changed by a specified user.

    Uses Object

    If you choose Browse, the Uses HANA Object dialog box appears. Here you can select an SAP HANA by using a search string. The result of the BW object search is restricted to those BW objects, which use the selected SAP HANA object.

    This enables you to use the BW modeling tools to compile a where-used list for SAP HANA objects in BW objects. For example, you can check which CompositeProviders a specific SAP HANA view is used in.

  7. To start the search, choose Search.

Results

All BW objects that match your search criteria are displayed in the Search view. By double-clicking on an object in the hit list, you can navigate to the object's maintenance screen.