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To specify which objects you want to install from BI Content or transport using the BW transport connection, you collect the relevant objects in the BI Content or Transport Connection (transaction RSOR) functional areas of the Data Warehousing Workbench


Since BI Content is highly integrated, you should familiarize yourself with the procedures for collecting BI Content.

Avoid collecting BI Content objects from application areas that you do not want to use. If you collect BI Content objects that you do not need, you waste time and memory space, increasing the number of active, but unused, objects in your BW system.

  • You are familiar with the dependencies between BW object types. This knowledge is essential to be able to create consistent requests.

    More information: Object Dependencies and Consistency

  • To copy BI Content to the active version: You have replicated the source systems for which you want to install source system-dependent BI Content. The delivery versions (pseudo D versions) are not available to the source system-dependent objects until after this replication.

    More information:

    Replication of DataSources

    Special Features of Source System-Dependent Objects


1. Specify the target source systems

If you also want to collect source system-dependent objects, choose Source System Assignment to specify the source systems for which you want to collect objects. Only those objects that are assigned to the selected source systems are collected. If you want to collect source system-dependent objects but have not selected a source system, the dialog box for assigning source systems is displayed automatically.


We recommend that you only select those source systems that you require; otherwise, you may have to wait longer than required when objects are collected.


This setting is particularly relevant when you activate BI Content because you use it to specify for which source systems you want to activate BI Content.

When you transport objects, you specify the target source systems in the target system for the transport. In this case, the setting is required to specify for which source systems the objects are to be exported.

More information: Defining the Target Source System

2. Group the objects to be collected

In the Grouping selection list in the right screen area, specify which objects are to be included. The groupings combine the objects from a scenario. By default, only those objects are collected that are absolutely necessary in order to activate an object. If you also want to collect the objects that are required to activate all other objects that are collected at the same time, you can select the relevant option:

  • Only Necessary Objects (default setting)

  • Data Flow Before

  • Data Flow Afterwards

  • Data Flow Before and Afterwards


If you change the default setting, the new setting becomes the default setting for your user.


The grouping option selected has a significant impact on system performance while the objects are collected.

We recommend the following alternative for installing BI Content:

Collect objects for roles In Data Flow Before and transfer the collected objects.

Collect objects for InfoCubes and InfoProviders In Data Flow Before and install the collected objects. Finally, collect objects In Data Flow After and reinstall.

More information:

Defining Grouping Mode

Object Dependencies and Consistency

3. Specify the collection mode for objects

In the Collection Mode selection list in the right screen area, specify how you want to collect the objects.

  • Collect Automatically (default setting): The data is collected when the objects are selected.

  • Start Manual Collection: The data is collected when you click the Collect Dependent Objects icon.


Set the collection mode to Start Manual Collection. You can select all the objects without having to wait.

4. Determine view of objects

In the left navigation window, specify which criteria you want to use to display the objects that you are collecting to install as BI Content or to transport.

If you have selected a particular view in the left-hand navigation window, the available objects are selected and arranged in the tree structure in the central screen area as follows:

View of Objects in Left Navigation Window

Display of Objects in the Tree Structure in the Central Area of the Screen.

InfoProviders by InfoAreas

List of InfoCubes and DataStore objects, sorted by InfoArea

InfoObjects by Application Component

List of InfoObjects by InfoObject catalog and by InfoArea

InfoSources by Application Component.

List of InfoSources for master data and transaction data


List of standard roles and industry roles

Object Types

List of the most important objects according to types

Objects in BW Patch

List of the BW patches installed, including a list of the new and modified objects delivered with each patch.

Transport request

The Select Request/Task dialog box appears. Choose the request that you want to use.


List of packages containing SAP objects

5. Specify display mode for collection objects

In the Display selection list in the right screen area, specify whether the collected objects are to be displayed as a hierarchy or a list.


We recommend that you display the objects as a list if you want to keep a clear overview of the collected objects. If you want to identify why a specific object was collected or want to work through related objects scenario by scenario, choose the tree display (Hierarchy).

6. Transfer the objects to collected objects

In the center screen area, select the objects that you want to collect, and drag and drop them to the Collected Objects screen area on the right.


The Find Object function allows you to use strings of characters (for example, 0CUST) or wildcard searches (for example, 0CUST_*B) to search for objects.

In the object types view, you can use the input help: By double-clicking the Select Objects icon in the tree structure of the corresponding object type, you can display the Input Help for Metadata screen. Select the required objects. Choose Transfer Selection.


If you implement SAP Basis Plug-In releases lower than 2005.1 in the source system, you have to copy the BI Content DataSources of this source system to the active version and replicate them to the BW system before you can use them to transfer data.

More information:

Installing the Business Content DataSources in Active Version

Defining Grouping Mode

In the Collected Objects area of the screen, the system displays the selected objects and all dependent objects. Collected objects are stored by default in the repository cache. This reduces the time it takes to access these objects when you want to use them again.


When you transfer objects into the Collected Objects area of the screen, these objects are also added to the tree structure of the corresponding object type in the central area of the screen and stored for your user. This personal object list can be called up each time the program is restarted.

If you want to remove objects from your personal list, select the objects that you want to remove and choose Remove Object from Display in the context menu or choose the corresponding icon.

Objects that are used by other objects are only displayed as changeable in the tree display for collected objects the first time they are listed. All additional instances of these objects are grayed out so you cannot modify them. If you need to edit the object, switch to the list display for collected objects.

7. Check the setting in the Collected Objects screen area

Check the settings for the BI Content installation or transport.

More information: Checking Settings


You can now install the BI Content or start the transport.