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SAP Business Warehouse - Reporting for OLAP (BW-ODB)


BW-ODB provides an industry-standard method for accessing SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) data via a third-party front-end presentation tool. OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO) enables you to query data from an OLAP server. ODBO is a set of COM objects and interfaces that extend OLE DB in order to provide access to multidimensional data structures.

For more information, see: OLE DB for OLAP

Getting Started

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) highly recommends that ISVs and partners, who are interested in certifying an integration of their product with SAP solutions, begin with our page Getting Started with Integration and Certification that explains the SAP ICC services and describes the process how to obtain them. This page helps you select the correct integration scenario and contains technical information, streaming media presentations, step-by-step guides, and much more.

Technical Documentation

SAP BW 7.3, SAP BW 7.4 and SAP BW 7.5

There were no changes to BW-ODB in this release.

SAP BW 7.0
There were no changes to BW-ODB in this release.

BW-ODB was introduced as a certifiable interface in SAP Business Information Warehouse 1.2, enhanced with additional features in SAP Business Information Warehouse 2.0. For more information, see:

In addition to the technical interface specifications, please also refer to the applicable SAP Solution Manager Ready.

Test System Recommendation from ICC

SAP RAC Service:

The quickest way to gain access to an SAP system suitable for integration testing is via the SAP Remote Access and Connectivity Service (SAP RAC), which provides access to shared and exclusive-use hosted test systems.

Description about available test system options:
Read SAP ICC consultant Martin Vierling's blog about Integrating to SAP Solutions - Test System Opportunities for independent Software Vendors, where you can find the options of hosted SAP Test Systems and recommendations, if the hosted test system option is suitable for your certification.

Price List

10.000 Euro per Certification (Euro currency applicable to all countries).

To understand all services and benefits included in this fee, please refer to the Getting Started Page.

Benefits of Certification

Customers using SAP-certified solutions in their SAP environment, as well as the ISVs and partners offering these, experience great benefits such as shorter implementation times, technical enablement, and marketing assets that certification provides.

Please visit the 'Certification Benefits overview page' for more information.

  • After successful certification testing the ISV solution can be advertised with the following logo: 

Integration with SAP NetWeaver 

Important Links:
This is SDN homepage for the BI capability.
This is the central homepage for SAP NetWeaver capabilities on SDN.

SAP Training and Help:
Please refer to
SAP Education.
ICC Webinar: You are invited to join our introductory webinars - hosted by the SAP Integration and Certification Center in regular intervals. For a schedule and recordings got to the page "SAP Integration and Certification Webinar Series"
Apply for ICC Services right away - please fill in the SAP ICC online application form
SAP Application Development partner directory: The certified solution is listed in our SAP Application Development partner directory.

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