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Build SAP Netweaver Gateway-Connected Dashboards in Redash

Use CData Connect Server to create a virtual SQL Server Database for SAP Netweaver Gateway data and build visualizations and dashbaords from SAP Netweaver Gateway data in Redash.

Redash lets you connect and query your data sources, build dashboards to visualize data and share them with your company. When paired with CData Connect Server, you get instant, cloud-to-cloud access to SAP Netweaver Gateway data for visualizations, dashboards, and more. This article shows how to create a virtual database for SAP Netweaver Gateway and build visualizations from SAP Netweaver Gateway data in Redash.

CData Connect Server provides a pure SQL Server interface for SAP Netweaver Gateway, allowing you to easily build reports from live SAP Netweaver Gateway data in Redash — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you build visualizations, Redash generates SQL queries to gather data. Using optimized data processing out of the box, CData Connect Server pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to SAP Netweaver Gateway, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return the requested SAP Netweaver Gateway data.

Create a Virtual SQL Server Database for SAP Netweaver Gateway Data

CData Connect Server uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect Server and click Connections.
  2. Select "SAP Netweaver Gateway" from Available Data Sources.
  3. SAP Netweaver Gateway uses OAuth to authenticate. Click Connect to authenticate with SAP Netweaver Gateway.
  4. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to SAP Netweaver Gateway data from Redash.

Visualize SAP Netweaver Gateway Data in Redash

The steps below outline creating a new data source in Redash based on the virtual SAP Netweaver Gateway database in Connect Server and building a simple visualization from the data.

Create a New Data Source

  1. Log into Redash, click on your profile and click "Data Sources"
  2. Click the " New Data Source" button
  3. Select "Microsoft SQL Server" as the Data Source Type
  4. On the configuration tab, set the following properties:
    • Name: Name the data source (e.g. SAP Netweaver Gateway (CData Connect))
    • Host: The full URL to your CData Connect instance (e.g. https://connect_server_url)
    • Port: The port of the CData Connect SQL Server endpoint (e.g. 1433)
    • User: A CData Connect user
    • Password: The password for the above user
    • Database name: The name of the virtual database for SAP Netweaver Gateway (e.g. SAPGateway1)
    • Click the checkbox to Use SSQL
  5. Click Create
  6. Click the "Test Connection" button to ensure you have configured the connection properly

With the new Data Source created, we are ready to visualize our SAP Netweaver Gateway data.

Create a SAP Netweaver Gateway Data Visualization

  1. Click Create -> New Query
  2. Select the newly created Data Source (you can explore the data structure in the New Query wizard)
  3. Write a SQL statement to retrieve the data, for example:
    SELECT ProductID, Quantity FROM SalesOrderLineItems WHERE Quantity < 15
  4. Click the "Execute" button to load SAP Netweaver Gateway data into Redash via CData Connect
  5. Use the Visualization Editor to create and analyze graphs from SAP Netweaver Gateway data
  6. You can schedule the query to refresh and update the visualization periodically

SQL Access to SAP Netweaver Gateway Data from Cloud Applications

At this point, you have a direct, cloud-to-cloud connection to SAP Netweaver Gateway data from Redash. You can create new visualizations, build dashboards, and more. For more information on gaining SQL access to data from more than 100 SaaS, Big Data, and NoSQL sources from cloud applications like Redash, refer to our Connect Server page.