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Manage SAP Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for SAP.

The CData JDBC Driver for SAP seamlessly integrates SAP data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access SAP data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for SAP in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate SAP Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register SAP data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    The driver supports connecting to an SAP system using the JCo JAR file. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for information on using the Jco JAR file.

    In addition, you can connect to an SAP system using Web services (SOAP). To use Web services, you must enable SOAP access to your SAP system and set the Client, RFCUrl, User, and Password properties, under the Authentication section.

    For more information, see this guide on obtaining the connection properties needed to connect to any SAP system.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the SAP JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.saperp.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:saperp:Host=sap.mydomain.com;User=EXT90033;Password=xxx;Client=800;System Number=09;ConnectionType=Classic;Location=C:\\mysapschemafolder;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to SAP data. SAP entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with SAP data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the SAP API.