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Define BCV Query

Updated Nov 24, 2023

What is BCV/QUERY?

BCV/QUERY is a standard SAP transaction code utilized for executing the BCV Queries task in the SAP ERP or S/4HANA system. Essentially, it serves as an analytical tool that gathers data from various sources and presents the results to users in a query view.


S/4HANA Version Available?
2020 Yes
2021 Yes
2022 Yes
2023 Yes

Triggering BCV Query

Queries are processed whenever users engage in the following activities:

  • Opening the side panel
  • Changing the focus object in the hosting application
  • Expanding a quick view from the side panel
  • Initiating a query view or dashboard from the side panel
  • Modifying the input data of a query view
  • Executing a drill-down on a query view
  • Testing a query, query view, or dashboard

Structure of BCV Query

A query has the following logical components:

1) Header:

  • Contains information for query identification (ID and description).
  • Includes administrative details.

2) Input Interface:

  • Specifies the required input fields for the query.

3) Result Interface:

  • Specifies the result fields generated by the query.

4) Data Selection Description:

  • Defines the data records retrieved by the system.
  • Specifies the search connector used for retrieval based on field values.

5) Data Processing Description:

  • Defines how the system populates result fields from retrieved data records.
  • Includes details on grouping, aggregation, and sorting.

Integration of BCV Query

BCV seamlessly integrates queries with the following business objects:

Search Connector:

  • Provides access to the data that queries collect and analyze.

Query View:

  • Displays the results of query processing on the user interface.