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You can extract the data entered in Business Process Monitoring to an SAP NetWeaver BW system. In this system, the data for the past weeks and months can be used to determine trends. You can identify problem situations early, and take appropriate measures.

You can add new reports in this view, and specify basic information and parameters for them. You can also open, change or delete existing reports (SAP NetWeaver BW templates).


  • You are authorized for this work center.

  • You are authorized to display and create a report.

  • You have configured an SAP NetWeaver BW system and configured the settings to:

    • Set up the BW system

    • Set up communication between BW and the SAP Solution Manager system

    • Activate the BI Content

    • Edit Web templates

    • Specify data extraction from the SAP Solution Manager system

    For more information about configuring reports, see the Setup Guide for business process analytics on SAP Service Marketplace under   Technical Information   Setup Guide - Business Process Analytics  .


Displaying Reports

To open a report, click on the URL in the table. Assuming you have the required authorizations, the system opens the report in a browser window.

Adding a New Report

To add a new report, choose Add. The Add New Report dialog box appears, with the following tab pages:

  • Basic Information tab page

    Enter the basic report information here. Entries are required in the fields marked with an asterisk.

    1. Enter a template ID. The template must already exist. SAP has supplied the standard template with the ID 0SM_BPM_WT0001.

    2. Enter a description.

    3. Enter the server in the format server:port.

    4. Select the server type: ABAP or JAVA.

  • Variables tab page

    Variables are predefined selection criteria for queries.

    Users should fill out the parameter ID and default values to add variables to the query.

    By selecting the Dynamic checkbox, you can select a function which determines this default value, with Assign Function. You can create functions using a Customizing activity.

    • Parameter ID

      Enter the ID.

    • Parameter Description

      You can describe the parameter here.

    • Parameter Type

      You can choose between Individual Value, Interval, and Selection Option, depending on the variable definition.

    • Value

      Specify a value.

  • Filters tab page

    Filters are freely-definable selection criteria. You can specify additional filters to specify your query:

    • Data Provider

      Specify a data provider.

    • Attribute ID

      Specify the ID of your search.

    • Description

      Describe your filter.

    • Sign

      Choose between Include and Exclude.

    • Operator

      Choose an operator.

    • Low and High

      Enter the extreme values.

  • Text Parameters tab page

    A BW template contains elements such as tables or diagrams. You can adjust the labeling of these elements.

    • Language

      Choose a language. Users who log on in this language see what you enter in this language.

    • Web Item

      Choose a Web item. The Web item must have been specified and exist in the template.

    • Text Type

      Choose a text type.

    • Text

      Enter the new text.

    Example Example

    Choose the language German, the text type Title, and the Web ID of a table. Enter German - Title in the Text field, and choose Add. Then choose the language English, the text type Title, and the Web ID. Enter English - Title in the Text field, and choose Add.

    Users who log on in German, see the text German - Title above the table in the BW report. Users who log on in English, see the text English - Title above the table in the BW report.

    End of the example.
  • Users' Authorization tab page

    If you specify user names here, only these users are permitted to use the SAP NetWeaver BW reports in the Business Process Operations work center.

Changing or Deleting an Existing Report

To change a report, select it in the list and choose Change.

To delete a report, select it in the list and choose Delete.