How to: Load data into a BW InfoObject with Xtract BW Loader

Xtract BW Loader is one out of the nine components of Xtract IS, the SAP Connector for the SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) by Theobald Software. BW Loader allows to load data to SAP BW objects using an InfoPackage (refer to SAP help to know more about InfoPackages). In this blog I will show you how to use BW Loader in conjunction with an Infopackage to load data into InfoObject Texts. You can use BW Loader in conjunction with other Infopackages too, to load data to other BW objects, like InfoObject attributes, hierarchies…continue reading →

How to open SAP GUI from browser

In this blog I will show how to launch SAP GUI from IE Browser using Javascript. In Javascript we will use an ActiveXObject ( to call SAPshortcut.exe with the required parameters to open the SAP GUI. The result should be as the following: 684continue reading →

ERPConnect Services Video Tutorials

ERPConnect Services - Seamless connection of SAP and SharePoint 2010 ERPConnect Services (ECS) consists of two components, which allow you the complete range of data integration between SharePoint and SAP. No additional middleware is required – the integration runs completely within your SharePoint architecture. · ERPConnect Services Runtime (ECS Runtime) for interface programming with .NET · BCS Connector for connecting SharePoint lists with SAP objects or tables. 675continue reading →

Extracting Datasources with the DeltaQ component

In this blog I will give an overview about extracting Datasources with the DeltaQ component to extract Extractors / Datasources from SAP ERP / ECC or Export Datasources from SAP BW / BI and give some tips how to troubleshoot errors that may occur. A Datasource is a set of fields that provide the data for a business unit (e.g. Customer, Material). Datasources are one of the data retrieval mechanisms in the SAP source system. Generally Datasources are used to transfer data from SAP ERP / ECC into SAP BW / BI. Export…continue reading →

The 1 Million Cell Limit when extracting BEx Queries and InfoCubes with the BWCube component from SAP BW

The BWCube component enables you extracting a BEx query or an InfoCube via the MDX interface. The MDX interface of the SAP BW system has a known restriction if the result contains too many cells (more than 1 million cells). SAP officially states: "In general the MDX interface is not suitable for accessing mass data". To solve this problem the BWCube component provides the following solutions: 647continue reading →