SAP Drivers Overview

In this entry, you will find an overview of the SAP products supported by CData as well as the interfaces used to surface their data.

Date Entered: 2/5/2020    Last Updated: 2/10/2020

SAP NetWeaver

SAP NetWeaver is the foundational software platform that powers most SAP applications.

This driver acts as a means to access data from any R/3 based system such as ERP, ECC, and Hana S/4.

Data is retrieved using SAP's Remote Function Call (RFC) interface to trigger ABAP (SAP's proprietary programming language) programs stored on a remote SAP server.

Specifically, the driver allows you to work with SAP Tables, SAP Queries, and Function Modules.

SAP HANA

SAP HANA is SAP's proprietary in-memory, column-oriented relational database management system (RDBMS).

This driver accesses the underlying tabular data directly using the SAP HANA Platform 2.0 SPS 03.

SAP Business One

SAP Business One is an on-premise ERP solution provided by SAP, which targets small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

This driver uses the Business One Service Layer, an OData interface provided by SAP, to dynamically surface data.

Versions 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3 are supported.

Note: Business One must be running on a HANA database.

SAP Business One Data Interface (DI)

This alternative driver for Business One opts instead to surface data from the SAP Business One DI API, which enables broader version support for legacy B1 installations.

Supported versions include 2007, 8.8, 8.81, 8.82, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3.

Note: Business One must be running on a SQL Server database (SQL Server 2005 - 2017).

SAP Concur

SAP Concur is a cloud-based travel and expense management service that was acquired by SAP.

This driver surfaces data from the Concur Travel/Itinerary API (v1.1) and the Expense API (v3.0).

SAP Sybase ASE

SAP Sybase ASE is a relational model database server, which supports both transaction processing and analytical processing. SAP acquired this along with Sybase Inc. and has positioned it as a cheaper alternative to HANA.

This driver accesses the underlying tabular data directly.

SAP Sybase IQ

SAP Sybase IQ is a relational model database server, optimized for Big Data analytics. SAP acquired this along with Sybase Inc.

This driver accesses the underlying tabular data directly.

SAP NetWeaver Gateway

SAP NetWeaver Gateway is a development framework that offers tools to create OData services from various SAP tools.

This driver uses the SAP Gateway API to surface data from the user-generated OData APIs.

Supported OData interfaces include, but are not limited to S/4 HANA, S/4 HANA Cloud and ERP.

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign is SAP's cloud-based ERP solution, which targets small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

This driver uses the SAP Business ByDesign OData API to surface data available on the user's custom OData service.

SAP Fieldglass

SAP Fieldglass is SAP's cloud-based Vendor Management System (VMS).

This driver surfaces data via the Approval API 1.0.0, AuditTrail API 1.0.0, and Business Analytics API 1.0.0

SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer (C4C)

SAP Hybris C4C is SAP's cloud-based CRM solution.

This driver leverages the SAP Hybris C4C OData API to retrieve data.

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors is SAP's cloud-based human capital management (HCM) platform.

This driver leverages the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite OData API to retrieve data.


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