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How is data stored in SAP BW?

Learn about how data is stored in BW and how to extract data from cubes in BW in this expert response from BI and BW expert Jay Narayanan.

Can you extract data from several data cubes in BW and merge them for a report -- or do you have to create a specific data cube for each report requested? What software is used to create the data cubes in BW?
BW provides the necessary tools to create and load data to InfoProviders. BW data is stored in InfoProviders, which are InfoCubes, ODSs and master data objects. Multi-providers or InfoSets can be created to retrieve data from multiple InfoCubes or ODSs.
This was last published in February 2006

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