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Access Live SAP Business One Data in TIBCO Data Virtualization

Use the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for SAP Business One to create a SAP Business One data source in TIBCO Data Virtualization Studio and gain access to live SAP Business One data from your TDV Server.

TIBCO Data Virtualization (TDV) is an enterprise data virtualization solution that orchestrates access to multiple and varied data sources. When paired with the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for SAP Business One, you get federated access to live SAP Business One data directly within TIBCO Data Virtualization. This article walks through deploying an adapter and creating a new data source based on SAP Business One.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData TIBCO DV Adapter offers unmatched performance for interacting with live SAP Business One data. When you issue complex SQL queries to SAP Business One, the adapter pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to SAP Business One. Its built-in dynamic metadata querying allows you to work with and analyze SAP Business One data using native data types.

Deploy the SAP Business One TIBCO DV Adapter

  1. In a console, navigate to the bin folder in the TDV Server installation directory. If there is a current version of the adapter installed, you will need to undeploy it.

    .\server_util.bat -server localhost -user admin -password ******** -undeploy -version 1 -name SAPBusinessOne
  2. Extract the CData TIBCO DV Adapter to a local folder and deploy the JAR file (tdv.sapbusinessone.jar) to the server from the extract location.

    .\server_util.bat -server localhost -user admin -password ******** -deploy -package /PATH/TO/tdv.sapbusinessone.jar

You may need to restart the server to ensure the new JAR file is loaded properly, which can be accomplished by running the composite.bat script located at: C:\Program Files\TIBCO\TDV Server <version>\bin. Note that reauthenticating to the TDV Studio is required after restarting the server.

Sample Restart Call

.\composite.bat monitor restart

Authenticate with SAP Business One Using OAuth

Since SAP Business One authenticates using the OAuth protocol and TDV Studio does not support browser-based authentication internally, you will need to create and run a simple Java application to retrieve the OAuth tokens. Once retrieved, the tokens are used to connect to SAP Business One directly from the adapter.

The following code sample shows how to authenticate with SAP Business One. You will simply need to execute the Java application with the tdv.sapbusinessone.jar file in the class path.

SAPBusinessOneOAuth oauth = new SAPBusinessOneOAuth();  
oauth.generateOAuthSettingsFile("InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH;" + 
                                  "Url=http://localhost:50000/b1s/v1;User=username;Password=password;CompanyDB=dbname;" + 

Once you deploy the adapter and authenticate, you can create a new data source for SAP Business One in TDV Studio.

Create a SAP Business One Data Source in TDV Studio

With the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for SAP Business One, you can easily create a data source for SAP Business One and introspect the data source to add resources to TDV.

Create the Data Source

  1. Right-click on the folder you wish to add the data source to and select New -> New Data Source.
  2. Scroll until you find the adapter (e.g. SAP Business One) and click Next.
  3. Name the data source (e.g. CData SAP Business One Source).
  4. Fill in the required connection properties.

    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.

    NOTE: Set the OAuthSettingsLocation property in the DV Adapter to the same value you used when performing the OAuth authentication (see above).

  5. Click Create & Close.

Introspect the Data Source

Once the data source is created, you can introspect the data source by right-clicking and selecting Open. In the dashboard, click Add/Remove Resources and select the Tables, Views, and Stored Procedures to include as part of the data source. Click Next and Finish to add the selected SAP Business One tables, views, and stored procedures as resources.

After creating and introspecting the data source, you are ready to work with SAP Business One data in TIBCO Data Virtualization just like you would any other relational data source. You can create views, query using SQL, publish the data source, and more.