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You can create semantic groups in order to create new components of the semantic group based on a reference structure. You can also include existing DataStore objects (advanced) in a semantic group.


You are using an SAP HANA database.

You have BW back end version 7.5 SPS04 or higher installed. You have installed and configured the BW Modeling tools.


  1. You are in the BW Modeling tools. In the context menu for your BW project, choose Start of the navigation path New Next navigation step Semantic Group End of the navigation path.
  2. Enter a technical name and a description. You can select an object template.
  3. Choose Finish. The editor appears.
  4. On the General tab, you can enter a name and description for a CompositeProvider to be generated. You should not enter the name of an existing CompositeProvider here. The components of the semantic group are then added to this CompositeProvider. It is always adapted whenever components of the semantic group are added or changed. You thus now have an object for analysis and reporting on the semantic group.
  5. On the Criteria tab, select an existing DataStore object (advanced) as the reference structure. This serves as the structure template for the components of the semantic group.
  6. Under Element, select a partitioning criterion. In the case of DataStore objects (advanced) with the property Activate Data, only elements are allowed that are in the key.
  7. By choosing New under Member, you can create and add a new DataStore object (advanced) with the structure of the reference structure.
  8. By choosing Add, you can add an existing DataStore object (advanced). If the DataStore object (advanced) is different to the reference structure, you can set the Apply Reference Structure flag. When the semantic group is generated, the structure of the DataStore object is then adapted. However you can also leave difference in the structure unchanged. Icons are displayed in the editor to indicate which action is performed when the semantic group is generated. More information: Example of the Definition of a Semantic Group
  9. In the Detail area under Direct Input, you can specify filter criteria. These can be individual values, ranges or combinations of these.
  10. Choose Start Generator. The system displays a summary of the changes that generation would perform. Choose Next.
  11. Specify a transport request for the transport to the production system. Choose Generate. The objects are generated.