Thursday, May 3, 2018

IBP- CPI Integration - Best Practices for Extracting Data out of IBP

Source: SAP note - 2493042

You are using SAP Cloud Platform Integration for data services to export key figure data from an IBP application. 
Please note that SAP HANA Cloud Integration(HCI) has been renamed to SAP Cloud Platform Integration(CPI)
  • Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM)
  • Integrated Business Planning (SAP IBP)
You are using SAP Cloud Platform Integration for data services to export key figure data from an IBP application.
For extracting the key figure data, a calculation scenario is used to extract the data out of IBP. A calculation scenario is a special construct in the SAP HANA database that the integration service can use to read data from an IBP application and to write to a file, or to write the data directly to the target on premise system using a web service call. Calculation scenarios are generated in the planning area of the IBP application.
While defining the Data Export Task, it becomes essential to put necessary filters and optimize the filter conditions to ensure that filter conditions are pushed down to IBP.
  • It decreases the run time of Data Export Task and optimal usage the resource/CPU/Memory consumption.
  • Minimize the impact of this task on the normal business activities of the users. 
  • It also reduces the chances of exceptions like connection reset which might lead to an open cursor IBP and in turn impact the performance of IBP.
Kindly follow the below guidelines while designing the Data Export Task in CPI-DS.
  1. You should split the data extraction needs into multiple tasks based on different filter conditions wherever possible. You need to ensure that smaller data set is extracted from IBP for the optimal usage of resources in HANA.
  2. You should avoid the concurrent execution of the Data Export Task. Instead, you schedule the Data export task sequentially 
  3. You should always specify the exact PERIODIDn attribute based on the time level you want to extract the data, instead of selecting the generic PERIODID attribute in your data flow. Please note PERIODIDn do not refer directly to the time profile level. For your planning area PERIODIDn are mapped as follows to the time profile level.  
    • PERIODID0 Day (Lowest Time Profile Level)
    • PERIODID4 Week
    • PERIODID3 Month
    • PERIODID2 Quarter
    • PERIODID1 Year (Highest Time Profile Level)
  4. You should not use the IN/NOT IN operator, instead you can use the OR operator for filter conditions.
    • For e.g. instead of PRDID IN('X','Y') use (PRDID='X' OR PRDID='Y')
  5. You should put the filter on PERIODIDn attribute instead of TSTFR for time period filter conditions. You can give the relative filter conditions for the PERIODIDn.
    • For e.g. If you want to extract the data for the current period+12 periods in future, you can define the filter as (PERIODIDn>=0 AND PERIODIDn<=12).
    • If you only use the equal to filter, then you need to provide the absolute technical PERIODID which can be retrieved from the excel UI. The filter condition will be like PERIODIDn=1067
    • You may also use CPI DateTime functions like WEEK_IN_YEAR, MONTH to meet the different extraction requirement from the Business Perspective. You can refer to the following help document for the full list of CPI DS functions:
Product or Product Version
SAP Integrated Business Planning 1702
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