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SAP® BW: A Step-by-Step Guide by P.E. Henry Fu, Ph.D. Biao Fu

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Chapter 11. Generic R/3 Data Extraction

In Chapter 10, we discussed how to use Business Content's standard DataSources. In this chapter, we will describe how to use its generic R/3 data extraction capability. Generic R/3 data extraction allows us to extract virtually any R/3 data.

For example, the 0VENDOR characteristic in Business Content contains only vendor master data. The data are from R/3 table LFA1 (Screen 11.1).

If the information about a vendor in our business depends on the purchasing organization with which the vendor deals, then we must create a new vendor characteristic compounded with 0PURCH_ORG (Purchasing Organization). In R/3, the data will come from another table LFM1 (Screen 11.2). LFM1 is a join table containing vendor and purchasing ...

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