Xtract IS OHS
BW data could be made available for further electronic processing
Compared to traditional BW extraction via the OLAP API, the Open Hub Services (OHS) were developed by SAP so that the extraction of BW data could be made available for further electronic processing instead of just pure reporting.
The Xtract IS OHS component supports all of the possibilities inherent to OHS extraction:
- Extremely large data volumes through packaging and asynchronous background processes
- Delta extracts
- Not just cubes, but also InfoObjects, ODS objects, texts etc.
- Extraction definition with the help of InfoSpokes (BW 3.5) or data transfer processes (BI 7.0)
The following image shows the editor at design time. Different modes are supported (e.g. triggering of a process chain for extraction).