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Procedure documentationCopying BI Content to the Active Version  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


BI Content is shipped in the delivery version (D version). Before you can work with BI Content objects, you have to copy them from the delivery version (D version) to the active version (A version). This means that you must activate the BI Content.

You can collect the delivered BI Content in the function area BI Content of the Data Warehousing Workbench and copy it to the active version. This ensures that all additional required objects are automatically included, as is the sequence of activation. You can choose whether you want to copy, match, or not install the BI Content objects.


If you do not compare the versions, the delivery version is used and the active customer version is overwritten when you activate the BI Content.

We recommend that you install BI Content objects in the following cases:

      After a BI Content release upgrade

An upgrade to a new BI Content release usually contains a large number of new and modified BI Content objects. If you want to use the new and modified BI Content, you have to reinstall the BI Content objects. Refer to the comments in the Release Notes for BI Content documentation for the particular release. They are available on  SAP NetWeaver  BI Content. In some cases, we recommend explicitly that you install the A versions of certain objects.

      After installing a BI Content support package

Refer to the SAP Notes that are delivered with each Content support package. These SAP Notes contain information on why certain BI Content objects are being redelivered. An overview of the SAP Notes can be found at Product Information SAP NetWeaver 7.0 BI Support Packages BI Business Content.


      Make sure that the metadata was already replicated for the SAP source systems for which BI Content should be activated. The delivery versions for objects that are not source system-dependent are only available for activation of the BI Content after replication.

More information: Replication of DataSources    

      Make sure that the source system is activated for non-replicating source systems (non-SAP: file, UD Connect, DB Connect, Web service). The delivery versions for source system-dependent objects are only available for activation of the BI Content after activation of the source system.

Background documentation

The system activates the source system when it creates it and when it assigns a BI Content version to the source system.



       1.      In the main menu of BI Modeling choose Data Warehousing Workbench: BI Content (Transaction RSOR). If you are already in the Data Warehousing Workbench, select the BI Content functional area by clicking on the corresponding pushbutton in the left-hand navigation window, or by choosing Goto Install BI Content.


You can display or hide the left navigation window of the Data Warehousing Workbench with This graphic is explained in the accompanying text Navigation Window On/ Off.

       2.      Collect the objects you want to activate and check your settings for activating BI Content with respect to Install, Match or Copy and Active Version Available.

More information: Collecting Objects

       3.      WithThis graphic is explained in the accompanying text Install, define how you want to install the BI Content:

Installation Type


Simulate Installation

The system runs a test to see whether any errors are likely to occur during the installation. However, not all errors that may occur can be identified during simulation: Some error messages can only be generated when a real A version (not just a simulation) is available in the system. You should, therefore, only use the simulation function as a rough guide to help you identify and remove basic errors.


The selected objects are installed immediately.

Install in Background

The selected objects are installed in the background.

Install and Transport

The selected objects are installed immediately and then written to a transport request.


If you have a large number of objects, we recommend you use the Install in Background option because installing a large number of objects can take a long time. Modifying objects that are already active can take an especially long time to complete.

More Information

Special Features of Source-System-Dependent Objects

Troubleshooting (Content Activation)


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