InfoObjects are divided into the following classes:
1. Key Figures
Key figure InfoObjects provide the values to be evaluated.
Quantity ( 0QUANTITY)
Characteristic InfoObjects are business reference objects, which are used to analyze key figures.
3. Time Characteristics
Time characteristics form the time reference frame for many data analyses and evaluations. They are delivered with Business Content. It it not possible to define your own time characteristics.
Time characteristic with the largest granularity: Calendar Day (0CALDAY)
Time characteristic with the smallest granularity: Calendar Year (0CALYEAR) or Fiscal Year (0FISCYEAR).
Unit InfoObjects can be specified alongside the key figures. They enable key figure values to be partnered with their corresponding units in evaluations.
Currency unit ( 0CURRENCY)
Value unit ( 0UNIT)
5. Technical Characteristics
These characteristics have an organizatorial function within SAP BW.
Request ID (0REQUID)
Change ID (0CHNGID)
BW objects are InfoProviders when queries can be defined/executed based on them in SAP BW Reporting.
There are various types of infoproviders: