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Real Time Analytics with SAP HANA by Vinay Singh

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Creating attribute views

Attribute views are dimensions, similar to BW characteristics. They are synonymous to master data and can be reused and shared (in analytical and calculation views). Having said that, attribute view is not restricted to master data, but can be created on transactional data as well.

Let's learn how to create it. While creating an attribute view, we have following choice:

  • Using single or multiple tables as data foundation
  • Using existing attribute view

Following are the prerequisites:

  • Tables should exist with data, which we will use for data foundation
  • Package should exist, under which the view would be created

For us, we already have met the prerequisite. In Chapter 2, SAP HANA Data Modeling Approach, we learned how to create Package ...

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