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20 Most Common SAP BUSINESS ONE Interview Questions and Answers Updated 2022

1. What is SAP B1? 

B1 = Business One SAP Business One is an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as divisions and subsidiaries of larger companies. 

2. Can we format BEx reports/graphs using HTML and CSS

Manual says we can do format using HTML and JavaScript, not CSS.

3. Why is there a restriction of 16 Dim tables in an Info Cube and 16 key fields in an ODS? 

In the entire database system, there is the maximum number of fields allowed to create a primary key (composite key) is 16. In the case of a cube, to fetch a single record a combination of all dimensions is used, so this is the reason behind having the maximum no. of dimensions in a cube is 16 only. 

4. Why we have only 16 Dimension tables in a cube. Is there any reason. Is it a limitation?


SAP BI InfoCube Can have a maximum of 16 Dimensions, Why because the Cube shape will have only 16 Dimensions, and also Normal database table will have only 16 key fields. When we create InfoCube system is going to create tables like Ftable and EtableSo, we should follow that database concept Because of that InfoCube will Have only 16 Dimensions.

5.Why we are going for customization? Give me a scenario? 

1.For Requirement as per company 

2.Reporting As Per Module 

3. Remove Complexity From End-User


6. Approval procedures can be defined for which of the documents 

  • Sales Order
  • Goods Receipt
  • Purchase Order

In SAP Business One, approval procedures setup and implementation is no longer restricted to just sales and procurement documents, it has been extended to include inventory transactions such as goods receipt and goods issues.

7. Explain about item master data? 

An inventory item can be changed to a non-inventory item and vice versa only when the total quantity of the item is zero and the item has no open document.

SAP Business One has been limited or controlled especially as it affects item master data. This is to enforce control in the management of inventory and non-inventory items. For you to effect a change in the status of an item from stock item to non-stock item and vice versa, two conditions must be satisfied namely: the total quantity of the item is zero, there are no open documents for that item.

8. In SAP Business One, one account is used for Accounts Payable Reserve Invoice, is this statement correct?

Yes, the Account Payable Reserve Invoice is used to create a pro forma invoice. An additional account has been added to allow the posting of accounts payable reserve invoice transactions to a separate allocation account.

9. When is landed cost posted? 

 Automatically, when you create the document The landed cost functionality allows companies that import goods to calculate the purchase prices of the imported items including customs, insurance, transport, etc. In SAP Business One 2007, landed cost is now posted automatically when you create the document. Landed cost is initially posted as an estimate and you can update it later if you so desire.

10. As the stock keeper of your company, you want to get a report of items with no transactions in the report period. How will you achieve this?

Run the inventory audit report in SAP Business One, The inventory audit report in SAP Business One allows you to display items with no transaction. You do not need to write any queries.

11. What advantage of ic with aggregates?

If we create aggregates on info cube then query performance will be improved if our query accessing attributes data

frequently.The sequence when we execute the query is:

  1. Query first goes into cache if it finds relevant data in cache will fetch data otherwise 

2. it goes into BI ACCELERATOR(BIA)

3. Aggregates

4. Finally it goes into IC if the data is not available in

above 3 stages.

If we maintain aggregates or BIA olap no needs to come upto IC. So time will be reduced. Query performance will be


12. What are three dimensions provided by SAP?

SAP Given Three different kinds of dimensions for InfoCube.Those are. 

1)Data Packet Dimension: This is going to hold the technical information like request number etc.

2)Unit Dimension: This dimension can hold all Unit characteristics like Reference Currencies, UNIT’S etc.

3)Time Dimension: This particular Dimension Can hold all-time characteristics like 0calday,zdate, start date, end

date etc.


13. Explain process chain failure notifications?

Create a job at that time when all the process chains have ended. This job will send you an email alert what process chains have errors.


red – failure.

black – start the next process.

14. What is transfer rules and update rules ?

1. Transfer rules are simply defined or applied when we map the fields of datasource to the fields of Info source.

2. Update rules is applied or used when we map the fields(or infoobjects) of infosource to the subsequent data target.(ODS/CUBE/ INFOOBJECT)

Both the rules are used only to map fields with some specific advantage of transform properties of infoobjects.

Note : But in BI 7.0 onwards we don’t have these concepts of transfer rules and update rules.

We have only transformations.

15 .What are the common Transport errors in SAP BW?


2.Info Object not available in active version.

3. Navigational attribute does not exist

16. Explain the reason and solution for Transport error “Navigational attribute does not exist”?

Reason: If we mark an object in the cube as the navigational attribute and the navigational attribute does not exist as navigational in the target system.

Solution: Transport the info object with navigational attribute and then re-import this transport.

17. Explain the reason and solution for Transport error“Info Object not available in active version” ?

Reason: We get this error when we try to transport the Info Object Catalogs without transporting the info objects.

Solution: As a prerequisite first transport the info objects then transport info object catalogs.

18. Explain the reason and solution for Transport error “NOT CORRECT USAGE.”?

Reason: When we change the structure of any cube which has Business Warehouse Accelerator Indexes created for it. Change in structure could mean a change as simple as adding a navigational attribute.

solution: Delete the Indexes (BWA Indexes)first then transport and then rebuild the indexes

19. Where do you store the master data in BI 7.0?

Unlike the older version of BW which uses star schema, BI 7.0 uses the extended star schema. In this, master data is stored outside the cube. 

In the star schema, both master data and transaction data reside inside the cube bringing many problems: master data is not reusable, computing of alphanumeric values and analysis is limited.

20 . Why we are going for customization?

  1. For Requirement as per company 

2.Reporting As Per Module

3.Remove Complexity From End User

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