For my Business Objects (BOBJ) SAP Data Services (BODS) folks out there, this post will indeed be helpful at some point during your exposure to the ETL tool. You’ll eventually find yourself digging through the Data Services repository trying to locate details about your jobs, reports, or anything that makes your dynamic processing easier. There are loads of forum posts on the subject and even a few nice posts that attempt to make sense of what the schema has to offer. But, there’s one thing that I couldn’t find and am sharing with you today: How to find BODS Workflow to Dataflow to Target Metadata for your target tables within BODS.
In my case, I needed to retrieve the number of rows inserted/discarded/deleted/updated for all target tables within all dataflows within a particular workflow. Since my job routine is divided into workflows, I didn’t need to take the granularity any farther but is certainly possible. Still, in my case, I had the need to retrieve metadata about what my workflow just did with having many dataflows within it all running in parallel. This parallelism introduced the need to dynamically pull these statistics from the repository rather than after each dataflow execution.