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A query based on a MultiProvider is divided internally into subqueries. A subquery is generated for each InfoProvider belonging to the MultiProvider.


The division of a MultiProvider query into subqueries can be very complex. If you have defined a query for a MultiProvider and want to see how the query has been subdivided, call transaction RSRT. This can be a useful step if your query does not behave as expected.

To see how the query is divided, proceed as follows:

Use RSRT to execute the query with the Execute + Debug option. Choose the Explain MultiProvider option. The upper area of the screen, in which the query result is displayed, contains messages with information about how the query has been divided. You may see the following messages:

  • DBMAN 133: There is a mapping rule that maps a characteristic (or navigation attribute) in the MultiProvider to a characteristic (or navigation attribute) of the same type (but not the same name) in the specified InfoProvider.

  • DBMAN 134: The query contains a general restriction for the specified characteristic (or navigation attribute). This is not available in the specified InfoProvider. This is probably the reason why the subquery is omitted from this InfoProvider.

  • DBMAN 135: The specified key figure is either not available in the specified InfoProvider or it has not been selected for the MultiProvider. As a result, the subquery does not read any values for this key figure.

  • DBMAN 136: The subquery for the selected InfoProvider has been excluded. The reasons for this are found in the preceding messages.

  • DBMAN 137: A characteristic (or navigation attribute) is not available in the specified InfoProvider. For this reason, all the conditions in the same query column are irrelevant and are not considered in the subquery.

  • DBMAN 138: All the conditions have been deleted for all the query columns (see DBMAN 137). This is because they could not be filled from the specified InfoProvider. The system therefore does not access them.

  • DBMAN 139: The query only contains key figures that do not appear in the specified InfoProvider. The system therefore does not access them.

  • DBMAN 140: A characteristic is set to a particular constant value for an InfoProvider. This condition is not consistent with a condition contained in the MultiProvider query. As a result, the system does not access the specified InfoProvider.

  • DBMAN 141: This message describes a query restriction that was referred to in a previous message. It contains information about

    - the InfoCube or InfoProvider in question

    - the query column (FEMS)

    - whether the condition is inclusive (I) or exclusive (E)

    - the characteristic (or navigation attribute) involved

    - the relational operator

    - the operands of the condition (possibly)

  • DBMAN 144: This message describes a situation in which a restriction for characteristic A in the MultiProvider can apply to characteristic B in the specified InfoProvider since a restriction (of the same level) already exists for characteristic B. The specified InfoProvider reads the data without this restriction. This restriction is processed subsequently by the OLAP processor.

  • DBMAN 145: The specified InfoObject is interpreted as a real key figure for the specified InfoProvider. This can be relevant for a MultiProvider query when all other key figures in the query are not available in this InfoProvider and the sub-query would need to be excluded (see DBMAN 139). In this case, this option is not available.

See also:

Processing Queries