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You can use this function to display and change scheduled analyses and create new ones. Since the extractors do not supply results for complex reports (for example, for calculating the time-based data distribution), you have to schedule additional analyses for these cases. You need analyses for complex reports in the following areas:


To be able to schedule systems in new analyses and change their configuration, you have to fulfill the following requirements:


For users with change authorization

You can create new analyses by choosing the Create pushbutton and then following the guided procedure.

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Only one user can create new analyses at any one time.

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You can change and delete analyses in edit mode, but you cannot completely change an analysis, because of the complexity of the analysis definition. If the business reference of an analysis has changed, delete the analysis and create a new one for the current business context.

For users with display authorization

The table in the analysis overview shows the following information for the currently scheduled analyses:

  • Table Name

  • System ID

  • Analysis Type

    • Age of Record Determination

      Calculations of the time distribution for the selected table

    • Saving Potential

      Calculation of deletion and archiving potential

    • Simple Archiving Object

      Calculate data from tables which were archived by only one archiving object

    • Complex Archiving Object

      Calculation of data from tables that are archived by more than one archiving object

    • DVM KPI

      Calculate the DVM KPI, which compares the relationship of the growth of sales data to the growth of the technical landscape

    • Business Object Footprint

      Calculate the data for a business object, such as a company code, sales organization, etc.

    • Template Selection

      Calculate data for a previous selection of objects (object template, delivered by SAP or created by customer), such as all FI tables, all CO tables, only new GL tables, etc. The analysis parameters must have been maintained for all selected tables.

  • Execution Mode

    You can choose whether each analysis is to run in a separate background process or whether all of the analyses are to be executed sequentially in a joint background process.

  • Job Status in SM37

  • Start Date and Start Time

  • Planned Execution Date and Planned Execution Time

  • Runtime

  • Frequency

When you select an analysis in the table, you can view detailed information on the following tab pages under Selected Analysis:

  • Analysis Log

    Information about the phases and runtime of an analysis

  • Analysis Classification

    Information about the configuration, variants, and field options

  • Analysis Documentation

    Information about the documentation