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SAP BW sources in Synchronization tasks

When you configure a synchronization task to use an SAP BW source, you can configure the source properties. The source properties appear on the Source page of the Synchronization Task wizard.
The following table describes the SAP BW source properties:
Property
Description
Connection
SAP BW Reader connection that you want to use to read data.
Source Type
Source type. You can read data from a single SAP BW object.
You cannot edit this field.
Source Object
SAP BW source object from which you want to read data.
Display technical field names instead of labels
When selected, displays technical names instead of business names of the fields in the specified source object.
Display source fields in alphabetical order
When selected, displays source fields in alphabetic order. By default, fields appear in the order returned by the source system.
Data Preview
Displays the first 10 rows of the first five columns in the object, and the total number of columns in the object.
Preview All Columns
Previews all source columns in a file.
You can also configure advanced source properties when you schedule the synchronization task. Advanced source properties appear on the Schedule page of the Synchronization Task wizard.
The following table describes the SAP BW advanced source properties:
Property
Description
Packet Size in MB
Size of the HTTP packet that SAP sends to the Secure Agent. The unit is MB.
Default is 10 MB.
Package Size in ABAP in Rows
Number of rows that are read and buffered in SAP at a time.
Default is 1000 rows.
Enable Compression
When selected, the ABAP program compresses the data in the gzip format before it sends the data to the Secure Agent.
If the Secure Agent and the SAP system are not on the same network, you might want to enable the compression option to optimize performance.
Default is not selected.