Viewing Data in a NW AppSet

Often I need to know where data is when testing after an upgrade or install. For the NW version do the following:

  1. Login to SAP GUI
  2. Start transaction RSA1
  3. If prompted, decide whether to view or not view the documentation
  4. In the Modeling pane, click InfoProvider
  5. In the large pane on the right, expand Business Planning and Consolidation
  6. Expand your AppSet
  7. Right click on your Application, then select Display Data
  8. If an information dialog appears about too many characteristics, click the green check

At this point a dialog appears with all the dimensions and their properties. So for example, the P_Activity dimension shows 4 rows:

  1. [ ] [ ] CALC[P_ACTIVITY]
  2. [ ] [x] CALC[P_ACTIVITY]
  3. [ ] [ ] P_ACTIVITY
  4. [ ] [x] P_ACTIVITY

Notice there are white check boxes and greyed out check boxes. The grey boxes that are checked indicate the ID for the member, the non checked contain the name. So check the white check box like this to get ID and Name:

  1. [ ] [ ] CALC[P_ACTIVITY]
  2. [ ] [x] CALC[P_ACTIVITY]
  3. [x] [ ] P_ACTIVITY
  4. [x] [x] P_ACTIVITY

Do this for every dimension you want to view with your results. Notice the SignedData row at the end, this is the actual value column. Then:

  1. Click the green check.
  2. Clicking the Fld Selectn for Output button
  3. Click the Select All button
  4. Click the Clock with a green check button
  5. You return to the previous screen
  6. Click the Clock with a green check button again
  7. Your data displays

Once I know where data is located I can run reports in the Excel client.

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