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  • SAP Interview Questions Part1
  • Q: Why do you usually choose to implement SAP?
    A: There are number of technical reasons numbers of companies are planning to implement SAP. Itâ..s highly configurable, highly secure data handling, min data redundancy, max data consistency, you can capitalize on economics of sales like purchasing, tight integration-cross function.

    Q: What are presentation, application and database servers in SAP R/3?
    A: The application layer of an R/3 System is made up of the application servers and the message server. Application programs in an R/3 System are run on application servers. The application servers communicate with the presentation components, the database, and also with each other, using the message server. All the data are stored in a centralized server. This server is called database server.

    Q: What are the major benefits of reporting with BW over R/3? Would it be sufficient just to Web-enable R/3 Reports?
    A: Performance â.. Heavy reporting along with regular OLTP transactions can produce a lot of load both on the R/3 and the database (cpu, memory, disks, etc). Just take a look at the load put on your system during a month end, quarter end, or year-end â.. now imagine that occurring even more frequently. Data analysis â.. BW uses a Data Warehouse and OLAP concepts for storing and analyzing data, where R/3 was designed for transaction processing. With a lot of work you can get the same analysis out of R/3 but most likely would be easier from a BW.

    Q: Name some drawbacks of SAP?
    A: Interfaces are huge problem, Determine where master data resides, Expensive, very complex, demands highly trained staff, lengthy implementation time.

    Q: What are the different types of source system?
    A: SAP R/3 Source Systems, SAP BW, Flat Files and External Systems.

    Q: What is ERP?
    A: ERP is a package with the techniques and concepts for the integrated management of business as a whole, for effective use of management resources, to improve the efficiency of an enterprise. Initially, ERP was targeted for manufacturing industry mainly for planning and managing core business like production and financial market. As the growth and merits of ERP package ERP software is designed for basic process of a company from manufacturing to small shops with a target of integrating information across the company.

    Q: What should be the approach for writing a BDC program?
    A: Convert the legacy system data to a flat file and convert flat file into internal table. Transfer the flat file into sap system called â..sap data transferâ.. Call transaction(Write the program explicitly) or create sessions (sessions are created and processed ,if success data will transfer).

    Q: What is Bex?
    A: Bex stands for Business Explorer. Bex enables end user to locate reports, view reports, analyze information and can execute queries. The queries in workbook can be saved to there respective roles in the Bex browser. Bex has the following components: Bex Browser, Bex analyzer, Bex Map, Bex Web.

    Q: Different types of ERP?
    A: SAP, BAAN, JD Edwards, Oracle Financials, Siebel, PeopleSoft. Among all the ERP.¢â..¬â..¢s most of the companies implemented or trying to implement SAP because of number of advantages aver other ERP packages.

    Q: Explain open SQL vs native SQL?
    A: ABAP Native SQL allows you to include database-specific SQL statements in an ABAP program. Most ABAP programs containing database-specific SQL statements do not run with different databases. If different databases are involved, use Open SQL. To execute ABAP Native SQL in an ABAP program, use the statement EXEC. Open SQL (Subset of standard SQL statements), allows you to access all database tables available in the R/3 System, regardless of the manufacturer. To avoid conflicts between database tables and to keep ABAP programs independent from the database system used, SAP has generated its own set of SQL statements known as Open SQL.

    Q: What is AWB?. What is its purpose?
    A: AWB stands for Administrator WorkBench. AWB is a tool for controlling, monitoring and maintaining all the processes connected with data staging and processing in the business information whearhousing.

    Q: What is SAP?
    A: SAP is the name of the company founded in 1972 under the German name (Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing) is the leading ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software package.

    Q: What are datasets?
    A: The sequential files (processed on application server) are called datasets. They are used for file handling in SAP.
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