First steps to creating a Sap data based dashboard
What you need is:
- QlikView SAP Connector
- QlikView Personal (or licensed) Edition
Once you import QlikView SAP Connector transports into your SAP system(s), you will be able to pull data into your QlikView document directly. You will be able to write queries like "SELECt * FROM MARA...." in youe QlikView documents, which will pull data from SAP. Once data is in QlikView, you will be able to link tables with their keys and make a data model. Once data model is done, you will be able to put nice charts and graphs on top of it - the fun stuff.
There are many QlikStart templates available from Ian Crosland (of QlikTech). If you are customer then check with QlikView salesman you are working with, or if you are partner these templates are available in Partner system called PRM system. Once you have these templates, just change the connection parameter stuff to point to your system and ready to pull the data. A great way to jumpstart with QlikView on SAP.
Re: First steps to creating a Sap data based dashboard
The document you mentions clearly states the transports you need to import in your SAP system based on your SAP BASIS Release. Share that document, and zip files, with your BASIS group / person, and he/she needs to import those into your SAP system(s). Once they are imported, the document suggests how and what roles needs to be assigned for the SAP User ID you plan to use to connect to SAP from QlikView.
Once all this done, just open a new QV document, and connect to SAP system using the user ID you created/adjust and start pulling the data.
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