6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 8, 2012 1:48 PM by 2X U RSS

Informatica Powercenter using content BW extractors directly?

Steffen Krause
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we've got an integratoin scenario where BW is used purely as an extracting tool from SAP to pass on data without any transformation to downstream systems (including existing DW) using Informatica Powercenter.


The Dataflow is basically:


SAP Platform --> Datasource / Extractor --> BW EDW layer (DSOs) --> OpenHub destination 3rd party --> Powercenter --> downstream systems.


Has anyone got experience or knowledge about the possibility to bypass BW in this scenario? I.e. could Powercenter use its own connectors that allow the integratoin with BAPI / RFC functions to call the extractors on SAP directly, without the staging of data in BW?


Any hints appreciated, even if it's not possible any reasons why it isn't.


Thank you!