Connect to SAP BusinessObjects BI Data in IntelliJ

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SAP BusinessObjects BI JDBC Driver

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



Integrate connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects BI data with wizards in IntelliJ.

The CData JDBC Driver for SAP BusinessObjects BI enables you to access SAP BusinessObjects BI as a JDBC data source, providing integration with rapid development tools in IDEs. This article shows how to use the data source configuration wizard to connect to SAP BusinessObjects BI data in IntelliJ.

Create a JBDC Data Source for SAP BusinessObjects BI

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR and define connection properties required to connect to SAP BusinessObjects BI data.

  1. In the Data Sources window, right-click and then click Add Data Source -> DB Data Source.
  2. In the Data Source Properties dialog that appears, the following properties are required:

    • JDBC Driver Files: Click the button next to this menu to add the JDBC Driver file cdata.jdbc.sapbusinessobjectsbi.jar, located in the installation directory.
    • JDBC Driver Class: In this menu, select cdata.jdbc.sapbusinessobjectsbi.SAPBusinessObjectsBIDriver from the list.
    • Database URL: Enter the connection URL in the JDBC URL property. The URL must start with jdbc:sapbusinessobjectsbi: and includes connection properties separated with semicolons.

      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.

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

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

Edit and Save SAP BusinessObjects BI Data

To discover schema information, right-click the data source you just created and click Refresh Tables. To query a table, right-click it and then click Open Tables Editor.