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Query SAP Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live SAP data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for SAP to query SAP data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live SAP data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to SAP Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

You can connect to SAP systems using either librfc32.dll, librfc32u.dll, NetWeaver, or Web Services (SOAP). Set the ConnectionType connection property to CLASSIC (librfc32.dll), CLASSIC_UNICODE (librfc32u.dll), NETWEAVER, or SOAP.

If you are using the SOAP interface, set the Client, RFCUrl, SystemNumber, User, and Password properties, under the Authentication section.

Otherwise, set Host, User, Password, Client, and SystemNumber.

Note: We do not distribute the librfc32.dll or other SAP assemblies. You must find them from your SAP installation and install them on your machine.

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

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to SAP data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query SAP from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual SAP database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live SAP data.

Connect to SAP through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for SAP).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query SAP Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for SAP).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve SAP data, like SELECT * FROM `CData SAPERP Sys`.MARA;

With access to live SAP data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update SAP, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for SAP and the CData SQL Gateway.