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PowerDesigner v16.6 includes new features for the Physical Data Model (PDM).

SAP HANA Calculation Views

PowerDesigner now supports modeling SAP HANA calculation views, including import from and export to the HANA repository. Full round-trip support is provided for simple calculation views (referencing one or two tables or views), while more complex views are imported with mappings to their sources to allow their inclusion in impact analyses.

Documented in:
  • Data Modeling > DBMS Definition Reference > SAP HANA
SAP HANA Core Data Services (CDS)
PowerDesigner now supports modeling and exporting CDS artifacts to:
  • SAP HANA CDS Repository (up to HANA v1 SP11)
  • SAP HANA CDS HDI (HANA v1 SP11 and higher)
Documented in:
  • Data Modeling > DBMS Definition Reference > SAP Core Data Services (CDS)
Other Features
  • The procedure signature is now taken into account when assessing name uniqueness to allow the definition of procedures with the same name and different parameters.

  • New model-to-model generation options give you full control over PDM object codes to be created when generating from a CDM, LDM, PDM, or OOM.

  • New tools in the CDM and LDM toolboxes allow you to create one-many dependent relationships and many-many relationships in one step.

Documented in:
  • Data Modeling > Building Data Models > Physical Diagrams > Stored Procedures and Functions (PDM)
  • Core Features Guide > Linking and Synchronizing Models > Generating Models and Model Objects
  • Data Modeling > Building Data Models > Conceptual and Logical Diagrams > Relationships (CDM/LDM)
New or Enhanced DBMS Support
The following DBMS versions are added or updated:
  • SAP HANA┬« v1.0 - now includes support for SP10 and SP11, with limited support for import/export of calculation views.
  • SAP HANA CDS Repository (up to HANA v1 SP11)
  • SAP HANA CDS HDI (HANA v1 SP11 and higher)
Documented in:
  • Data Modeling > DBMS Definition Reference