Frequently Asked Questions - Access to external data with BEx

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Can I access external data with the SAP NetWeaver BI frontend?

Yes, you can. SAP NetWeaver BI provides RemoteCubes and virtual InfoProviders with services which can access external data like other data warehouses. Like in customer exits, you can program the data access within function modules.

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Which other data warehouse products can I access from SAP NetWeaver BI by means of the virtual InfoProviders?

You can access all products which provide an open OLAP interface like OLE DB for OLAP. There are prototypes for MS Analysis Services cubes and SAS cubes.

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What data volume can I handle with the virtual InfoProviders?

When using MDX or OLE DB for OLAP, the number of transferred records should be roughly what is displayed in the frontend, i.e. only small/medium.

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