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2801302 - Expose to BW feature Missing for all Data Sources


You would like to expose a data source (BW extraction) but the Expose button is missing or greyed out.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Business Analytics work center.
  2. Go to the Design Data Sources view.
  3. Select a data source (notice that the expose option is not available for joined data sources).

The expose option for BW Extraction is not available for any of the data sources (it could be that the feature to Expose for OData is shown).


The business configuration is not yet scoped to include this feature.


  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to the Implementation Projects view.
  3. Select your project and click on the Edit Project Scope button.
  4. On the new screen, go to Step 3 Scoping.
  5. Check the following BC Option: Communication and Information Exchange -> Business Process Management -> Integration with SAP ERP for Subsidiaries.
  6. Continue to step 4 Questions.
  7. Check the question Do you want to make analytics data from the solution available to a central Business Warehouse system in SAP ERP?
  8. Finish the setup.


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