1. Is SAP A Database?

NO. SAP is not a database but its an application that makes use of databases provided by other vendors like Oracle , SQL Server etc.

2. Explain the set-backs of SAP?

☛ It is expensive
☛ Demands highly trained staff
☛ Lengthy implementation time
☛ Interfaces are a little bit complex
☛ Does not determine where master data resides

3. What are the three stages of data-mining?

Three stages of data-mining includes

☛ Initial Exploration
☛ Model building
☛ Deployment

4. Explain the different types of variables?

Variables are used in different application

☛ Characteristics variable
☛ Hierarchies
☛ Hierarchy nodes
☛ Text
☛ Formulas
☛ Processing Types
☛ Replacement Path
☛ User entry/default type

5. What is Meta data, Master data and Transaction data?

Meta Data: Meta Data is data about Data. It tells you about the structure of data or MetaObjects.

Master Data: This Data is key business information like Customer information , Employee , Materials etc. This is more like a reference data. For Ex. If a customer orders 10 units of your product instead of asking customer for his shipping address 10 times , the same can be referenced from the Customer Master Data.

Transaction Data: This is data related to day to day transactions.

6. What are the different layers in R/3 system?

Different layers in R/3 system includes

Presentation Layer
Database layer
Application layer

7. Do you know the Different Modules in SAP?

☛ FI (Financial Accounting)
☛ CO(Controlling)
☛ EC(Enterprise Controlling)
☛ TR(Treasury)
☛ IM (Investment Management)
☛ HR (Human Resource)
☛ SD (Sales and Distribution)
☛ MM (Materials Management)
☛ PM (Plant Maintenance)
☛ PP (Production Planning)
☛ QM - Quality Management
☛ BW (Business Warehousing)

There are many industry specific solutions that SAP provides apart from the list of modules above which is ever growing.

8. What is the process to create a table in the data dictionary?

To create a table in the data dictionary, you have to follow this steps

☛ Creating domains (data type, field length, range)
☛ Creating data elements (Properties and type for a table field)
☛ Creating tables (SE 11)

9. What is NetWeaver?

Netweaver is an integrated technology platform such that all the products in the mySAP suite can run on a single instance of netweaver known as SAP Web Application Server (SAP WEBAs).

The advantage of using Netweaver is you can access SAP data using the web (http protocol) or even mobile. Thus you can save on costs involved in training users on SAP Client side GUI.

10. What is AWB?

AWB stands for Administrator Workbench. It is a tool for monitoring, controlling and maintaining all the processes connected with data staging and processing in the business information warehousing.

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