Integrate SAP BusinessObjects BI Data in Your Informatica Cloud Instance

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SAP BusinessObjects BI JDBC Driver

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Use the CData JDBC Driver for SAP BusinessObjects BI with the Informatica Cloud Secure Agent to access live SAP BusinessObjects BI data from Informatica Cloud.

Informatica Cloud allows you to perform extract, transform, and load (ETL) tasks in the cloud. With the Cloud Secure Agent and the CData JDBC Driver for SAP BusinessObjects BI, you get live access to SAP BusinessObjects BI data, directly within Informatica Cloud. In this article, we will walk through downloading and registering the Cloud Secure Agent, connecting to SAP BusinessObjects BI through the JDBC Driver and generating a mapping that can be used in any Informatica Cloud process.

Informatica Cloud Secure Agent

To work with the SAP BusinessObjects BI data through the JDBC Driver, install the Cloud Secure Agent.

  1. Navigate to the Administrator page in Informatica Cloud
  2. Select the Runtime Environments tab
  3. Click "Download Secure Agent"
  4. Make note of the Install Token
  5. Run the installer on the client machine and register the Cloud Secure Agent with your username and install token

NOTE: It may take some time for all of the Cloud Secure Agent services to get up and running.

Connecting to the SAP BusinessObjects BI JDBC Driver

With the Cloud Secure Agent installed and running, you are ready to connect to SAP BusinessObjects BI through the JDBC Driver. Start by clicking the Connections tab and clicking New Connection. Fill in the following properties for the connection:

  • Connection Name: Name your connection (i.e.: CData SAP BusinessObjects BI Connection)
  • Type: Select "JDBC_IC (Informatica Cloud)"
  • Runtime Environment: Select the runtime environment where you installed the Cloud Secure Agent
  • JDBC Connection URL: Set this to the JDBC URL for SAP BusinessObjects BI. Your URL will look similar to the following:

    jdbc:sapbusinessobjectsbi:User=username;Password=password;Url=http://myinstance:6405/biprws

    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.

    Built-In Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.sapbusinessobjectsbi.jar

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

  • JDBC Jar Directory: Set this to the lib folder in the installation location for the JDBC Driver (on Windows, typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for SAP BusinessObjects BI\)
  • Driver Class: Set this to cdata.jdbc.sapbusinessobjectsbi.SAPBusinessObjectsBIDriver
  • Username: Set this to the username for SAP BusinessObjects BI
  • Password: Set this to the password for SAP BusinessObjects BI

Create a Mapping for SAP BusinessObjects BI Data

With the connection to SAP BusinessObjects BI configured, we can now access SAP BusinessObjects BI data in any Informatica process. The steps below walk through creating a mapping for SAP BusinessObjects BI to another data target.

  1. Navigate to the Data Integration page
  2. Click New.. and select Mapping from the Mappings tab
  3. Click the Source Object and in the Source tab, select the Connection and set the Source Type
  4. Click "Select" to choose the table to map
  5. In the Fields tab, select the fields from the SAP BusinessObjects BI table to map
  6. Click the Target object and configure the Target source, table and fields. In the Field Mapping tab, map the source fields to the target fields.

With the mapping configured, you are ready to start integrating live SAP BusinessObjects BI data with any of the supported connections in Informatica Cloud. Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for SAP BusinessObjects BI and start working with your live SAP BusinessObjects BI data in Informatica Cloud today.