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I am using SAP Business Explorer Analyzer (SAP Release 73001/0013) on a Windows 7 machine.

I notice when looking in the Excel VBA Project Resources that there are a bunch of SAP resource libraries.  I have added the main two to my Excel workbook and see lots of potentially useful objects and methods.

Is there documentation on these resource libraries anywhere?  User Guide or even an object model?   I tried to contact SAP directly about this, but got no response.

Our main concern:  There are some SAP reports that only allow single values for some parameters.  I would like to run those report once for each value in a list and concatenate the results.  I would like to do this with the click of a button rather than having the user bring up the Change Variables interface, enter a list item, and then click OK for each item.

Is there any documentation out there or am I going to have to keep guessing at code until it works?

Is there any documentation on trying to get just what we want done?  Like, for example, knowing where the current set of variables is stored, how to modify them if they can be modified, and if we can refresh the modified query without using the dialog?

Any help would be much appreciated.
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by:koughdur
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The resource libraries of most interest are:

SAP BEx Analyzer (BExAddin.tlb)

and

SAP BEx Analyzer API (BExApi.tlb)

But I also see others that might be of interest such as SAP DataProvider 1.0.

Trying to figure out where the objects and methods I need are located may be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
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A document from SAP

Excel Based Reporting with BEx-Analyzer
http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-19523

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by:koughdur
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mlmcc:

Is there audio with that file?  I can't seem to get any audio or find an audio button.

It seems as if the only thing you can do with Excel is filter or rearrange the data once it has been queried.  I don't see anywhere where you can modify the query and get new data without having to bring up the Change Variables interface.

Am I missing something?
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by:mlmcc
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I am not familiar with that product.  I use the SAP Business Intelligence suite.  I tried to find a better user guide but haven't had any success yet.

mlmcc
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by:koughdur
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The video wasn't particularly helpful, but it led me to the SAP users group which I have joined.  Hopefully I will get some help from there.

I'm limited as to what I can use.  SAP, and the particular set of allowable tools, has been decided at the corporate level.  They have been making more-and-more tools available to us as the SAP installation stabilizes.  For now the best for us is BW Business Explorer Analyzer.  We do a lot of number crunching using Excel workbooks.  Being able to start with an Excel workbook that can query SAP data and that we can then process with Excel formulas and/or VBA code is a really good solution for us.

We don't have any full time IT folks to write sophisticated reporting apps for us, and we're too cheap to pay our IT folks to write apps for us.  So we're looking for simple solutions that work with what we're used to, i.e. Excel.

Thanks again for leading me to the SAP user group.
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