Upgrading from BW 3.x to BI 7.0 Guide

The BW upgrade is necessary  based on clients decision use SAP BW as the corporate standard data warehousing tool. The current BW3.1 version of the software is nearing its end of life and would require additional and non-standard support from the vendor.

To remind you, SAP BW was known as SAP BI from the BW 7.0 onwards. But recently SAP has changed naming from SAP BI to SAP BW again. There are also some more confusing naming changes every beginners should be aware.

In this document author shares his experiences during the upgradation process of BW 3.x system to BI 7.0.  As part of this project you will see also following processes

  • Database and operation system will be also upgraded
  • Production server hardware will be augmented
  • Development and test environment servers and storage will be replaced with two upgraded full-sized environments
  • Existing development and test architecture will be decommissioned and evaluated for use on other ongoing projects as needed

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SAP Netweaver Trial Downloads

SAP NetWeaver 7.01 – ABAP Trial Version(2.8 Gb)

This package comes with SAP’s robust ABAP server. It also includes the Web Dynpro for ABAP development environment including reusable user interface elements and other UI services, such as F4-help. Web Dynpro is SAP’s standard UI technology for developing business applications. Read more

SAP Solution Manager Installation Guides


Initial Customizing Guide
Installation Guide for Aix DB2 landscape
Installation Guide over Aix Oracle
Installation Guide over Windows MaxDB
Post-Installation Activity’s Read more

SAP Installation-Trial Versions

Trial copies of SAP Software are usually available from the SAP Developer Network. The location within the site occassionally changes, and so does what is available.

  • These are trial copies, and usually expire within 90 days. Don’t try to run your business on them.
  • These will run on reasonably modern laptops, 1GB or more of memory (maybe 2GB if you’re running the VMware installations) and require somewhere more than 20 GB of disk (depedning on the particular install you choose).

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