SAP Data Services: The Comprehensive Guide

  • 5h 34m
  • James Hanck, et al.
  • Rheinwerk Publishing Inc.
  • 2015

It's time to extract, transform, and load your skills on managing enterprise data! With this book on SAP Data Services, you'll be an expert in no time. After learning about topics like planning, blueprinting, and integrating SAP Data Services, you'll get into the core of the book: detailed steps on how to perform Data Services tasks. Get the skills you need for your daily job, from basic tasks like designing objects, to advanced duties like analyzing unstructured text.

  • Get to know the IDEs: Designer and Workbench
  • Perform all major tasks, from working with objects to analyzing unstructured text analytics
  • Learn how to use Data Services in combination with SAP BW and Information Steward

Starting with Data Services

Set up your Data Services foundation. Learn how to plan for Data Services in your organization, then how to install, configure, and get working with it.

Data Services Tasks

Regardless of your skillset, you'll find essential information on the tasks you'll encounter when working with Data Services. Learn how to architect jobs with performance, transparency, supportability, and cost in mind.


Data Services plays well with others. This book explores two common integration scenarios: data warehousing and retail environments. Learn how to overcome common challenges and see frequently used scenarios.

  • Data Services architecture and OS
  • Enterprise information management
  • Installation: Windows and Linux Configuration
  • Troubleshooting
  • Data Services objects
  • Datastores
  • Data Services scripting language
  • Social media analytics
  • Information Steward
  • Integration: data warehousing and retail
  • BusinessObjects Data Services

About the Authors

Bing Chen leads the Advanced Analytics practice at Method360 and has over 18 years of experience in IT consulting, from custom application development to data integration, data warehousing, and business analytics applications on multiple database and BI platforms.

James Hanck is co-founder of Method360 and currently leads the enterprise information management practice.

Patrick Hanck is a lead Enterprise Information Management consultant at Method360. He specializes in provisioning information, system implementation, and process engineering, and he has been recognized through business excellence and process improvement awards.

Scott Hertel is a senior Enterprise Information Management consultant with over 15 years of consulting experience helping companies integrate, manage, and improve the quality of their data.

Allen Lissarrague is a senior BI technologist with over 15 years of experience directly in SAP analytics and information products.

Paul Médaille has worked for SAP for over 15 years as a consultant, trainer, and product manager, and he is currently a director in the Solution Management group covering Enterprise Information Management topics, including Data Services.

In this Book

  • System Considerations
  • Installation
  • Configuration and Administration
  • Application Navigation
  • Objects
  • Variables, Parameters, and Substitution Parameters
  • Programming with SAP Data Services Scripting Language and Python
  • Change Data Capture
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Design Considerations
  • Integration into Data Warehouses
  • Industry-Specific Integrations
  • SAP Information Steward
  • Where Is SAP Data Services Headed?