I'm having problems with duplicate keys, when I export data from SAP BPC to a flatfile.
I run a "lite optimize", and it runs without problems, but when I look at the planning cube in SAP BW, I can see that the last 3-4 packages are still uncompressed.
When I try running a "full optimize" the system informs me that it is not nessecary, but I still have 3-4 uncompressed packages, which leaves me with duplcate records in my flatfile export.
I'm I missing a parameter setting somewhere - or should I manually compress the planning cube in SAP BW ? I rather not use "standard bw" functionality in a BPC setup, since it is my understanding that it is not adviced to use standard BW functionality on BPC cubes ?
What version and SP of BPC are you using? Recently LO Process Chain got changed to leave last 2 requests uncompressed. This is because of some DB are not working well with empty F tables.
So, you can compress it in BW, but then your first load can have performance issues.
thank you for your answer. Very helpfull.
In my case we load "full" loads, so before we load into BPC, we delete data with the same criteria. Meaning we typically delele version "0" (actual) in BPC and the do a new full load. So this should not be a problem with empty F-tables ?
But is it advisable to "manually" compress the BPC Planning cube directly in BW ?
When you say "full load" it seems like you reload a full version, not the whole cube. So, if you reload the whole cube then full compression is not a problem, but if you reload just one version then performance can still be an issue. You should check if it's an issue for the DB you using. It's known to be an issue for ORACLE DB.
What Raju suggested will compress your whole cube, i.e. make F table empty. After that it will depend of what kind of loads you have: if those are large number of small loads, then you are not going to feel performance degradation, but if it's one big load it can slow down significantly because DB is not going to use index on F table.