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Software Development on the SAP HANA Platform by Mark Walker

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Creating an attribute view

The first object we'll be creating is called an attribute view. This is the basic building-block for nearly all SAP HANA developments.

An attribute view takes the characteristic (text) information from one or more tables, and presents it to the user. It allows several operations to be carried out on data such as the following:

  • Information can be filtered on specific values
  • Tables can be joined together
  • Certain fields can be hidden from the user if they are not appropriate to the current development

    Note

    Attribute views have one major restriction: they cannot work with numeric information. You cannot, for example, use a SALARY or REVENUE field in an attribute view. To work with numeric information, we'll use an analytic view, ...

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