This book is intended to provide a comprehensive and practical understanding of SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0, utilizing a real-world, scenario-based approach to detail the core, fundamental components and features. You'll learn about the primary features and functions of SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0, including architecture, data modeling, data extraction, data staging, and more. Then, delve into the specifics of data modeling with SAP NetWeaver BW. Coverage includes InfoObjects, working with master data, InfoCubes, MultiProviders, and Infosets. The authors take an in-depth look at data sources in SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0, extracting data from flat files, working with generic extractors, and extracting data from SAP NetWeaver BW. Plus, find out what's important regarding data transformation and staging. Topics covered include data transfer process, real-time data acquisition, typical staging architectures, etc. Finally, you'll explore an overview of administration and monitoring topics within SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0, including process chains, data upload monitoring, the BW administration cockpit, and working with aggregates.