Connect to SAP Business One Data in RapidMiner

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SAP Business One JDBC Driver

Straightforward SAP Business One integration. Now accessing SAP Business One Accounts, Activities, Orders, Customers, etc. from any JDBC client is as easy as querying a database.



Integrate SAP Business One data with standard components and data source configuration wizards in RapidMiner Studio.

This article shows how you can easily integrate the CData JDBC driver for SAP Business One into your processes in RapidMiner. This article uses the CData JDBC Driver for SAP Business One to transfer SAP Business One data to a process in RapidMiner.

Connect to SAP Business One in RapidMiner as a JDBC Data Source

You can follow the procedure below to establish a JDBC connection to SAP Business One:

  1. Add a new database driver for SAP Business One: Click Connections -> Manage Database Drivers.
  2. In the resulting wizard, click the Add button and enter a name for the connection.
  3. Enter the prefix for the JDBC URL: jdbc:sapbusinessone:
  4. Enter the path to the cdata.jdbc.sapbusinessone.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. Enter the driver class: cdata.jdbc.sapbusinessone.SAPBusinessOneDriver
  6. Create a new SAP Business One connection: Click Connections -> Manage Database Connections.
  7. Enter a name for your connection.
  8. For Database System, select the SAP Business One driver you configured previously.
  9. Enter your connection string in the Host box.

    To authenticate to SAP Business One you must provide the Userand Passwordproperties.

    To connect to data, specify Url. This is your SAP Business One Service Layer root URL.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.sapbusinessone.jar

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

    A typical connection string is below:

    Url=http://localhost:50000/b1s/v1;User=username;Password=password;CompanyDB=dbname;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  10. Enter your username and password if necessary.

You can now use your SAP Business One connection with the various RapidMiner operators in your process. To retrieve SAP Business One data, drag the Retrieve operator from the Operators view. With the Retrieve operator selected, you can then define which table to retrieve in the Parameters view by clicking the folder icon next to the "repository entry." In the resulting Repository Browser, you can expand your connection node to select the desired example set.

Finally, wire the output to the Retrieve process to a result, and run the process to see the SAP Business One data.