Back Up SAP BusinessObjects BI data to SQL Server through SSIS

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SAP BusinessObjects BI ADO.NET Provider

Rapidly create and deploy powerful .NET applications that integrate with SAP BusinessObjects BI.



Easily back up data to SQL Server using the CData ADO.NET Provider for SAP BusinessObjects BI. This example uses an SSIS workflow to populate a database with SAP BusinessObjects BI data.

The CData ADO.NET Provider for SAP BusinessObjects BI connects SAP BusinessObjects BI data to applications that provide backup, reporting, full-text search, analytics, and more.

This example demonstrates how to use the provider for SAP BusinessObjects BI inside of a SQL Server SSIS workflow to directly transfer SAP BusinessObjects BI data into a Microsoft SQL Server database. The exact same procedure outlined below can be used with any CData ADO.NET Data Providers to connect SQL Server directly with remote data via SSIS.

  1. Open Visual Studio and create a new Integration Services project.
  2. Add a new Data Flow task from the toolbox onto the Control Flow screen.
  3. In the Data Flow screen, add an ADO.NET Source and an OLE DB Destination from the toolbox.

  4. Add a new connection and select .NET Providers\CData ADO.NET Provider for SAP BusinessObjects BI.
  5. In the connection manager, enter the connection details for SAP BusinessObjects BI data.

    To connect to your SAP Business Objects BI instance, you must set the following connection properties:

    • Url: set this to the rest API URL. After logging into the Central Management Console, choose 'Applications' from the combo box. Double-click on 'RESTful Web Service' and you'll see the access URL. By default it is, http://{Server-Name}:6405/biprws.
    • User: set this to the username of your instance.
    • Password: set this to the password of your instance.

  6. Open the DataReader editor and set the following information:

    • ADO.NET connection manager: In the Connection Managers menu, select the Data Connection you just created.
    • Data access mode: Select 'SQL command'.
    • SQL command text: In the DataReader Source editor, open the Component Properties tab and enter a SELECT command, such as the one below:

      SELECT StoreName, TotalRevenue FROM MyCustomReport WHERE State = 'CA'

  7. Close the DataReader editor and drag the arrow below the DataReader Source to connect it to the OLE DB Destination.
  8. Open the OLE DB Destination and enter the following information in the Destination Component Editor.

    • Connection manager: Add a new connection. Enter your server and database information here. In this example, SQLExpress is running on a separate machine.
    • Data access mode: Set your data access mode to "table or view" and select the table or view to populate in your database.
  9. Configure any properties you wish on the Mappings screen.

  10. Close the OLE DB Destination Editor and run the project. After the SSIS task has finished executing, your database will be populated with data obtained from SAP BusinessObjects BI data.