Connect to SAP BusinessObjects BI Data in RazorSQL

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SAP BusinessObjects BI JDBC Driver

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



Connect to SAP BusinessObjects BI from wizards and query SAP BusinessObjects BI data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for SAP BusinessObjects BI enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to SAP BusinessObjects BI using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for SAP BusinessObjects BI Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.sapbusinessobjectsbi.SAPBusinessObjectsBIDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:sapbusinessobjectsbi: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      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

Query SAP BusinessObjects BI Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.