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When to use Navigational Attribute in SAP BW

Navigational attributes are discussed a lot of times in BW. They have an advantage as these attributes can be used for navigation in a query. However there are lot many more advantages of navigational attributes. I will discuss today one such scenario where navigational attributes has saved a week’s time.

When to use ‘Summation’ in a Standard DSO

While loading data to a standard DSO, a key figure can be updated as ‘Overwrite’ or ‘Summation’. With an overwrite option, the previous value of the key figure which is already there in the active table of the DSO will be overwritten with the new value. Whereas with the ‘Summation’ option, the values will be