Connect to SAP Business One DI Data in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL)

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SAP Business One DI JDBC Driver

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Transfer SAP Business One DI data using the visual workflow in the CloverDX data integration tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for SAP Business One DI enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with SAP Business One DI as sources. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for SAP Business One DI to set up a simple transfer into a flat file. The CData JDBC Driver for SAP Business One DI enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with SAP Business One DI as sources. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for SAP Business One DI to set up a simple transfer into a flat file.

Connect to SAP Business One DI as a JDBC Data Source

  1. Create the connection to SAP Business One DI data. In a new CloverDX graph, right-click the Connections node in the Outline pane and click Connections -> Create Connection. The Database Connection wizard is displayed.
  2. Click the plus icon to load a driver from a JAR. Browse to the lib subfolder of the installation directory and select the cdata.jdbc.sapbusinessonedi.jar file.
  3. Enter the JDBC URL.

    To connect to SAP Business One DI data, specify the following connection properties:

    • DBServerType: The type of server being connected to.
    • Server: The name or IP address of the Business One DI server to connect to.
    • CompanyDB: The company to connect to.
    • User: The username used when connecting to the LicenseServer.
    • Password: The password used when connecting to the LicenseServer.
    • LicenseServer (optional): Set this if your License Server is different from the Server.
    • UseTrusted (optional): Set to TRUE to connect using Windows credentials.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.sapbusinessonedi.jar

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

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:sapbusinessonedi:Server=ServerName;DBServerType=MSSQL_2016;CompanyDB=SBODemoCA;User=manager;Password=manager;

Query SAP Business One DI Data with the DBInputTable Component

  1. Drag a DBInputTable from the Readers selection of the Palette onto the job flow and double-click it to open the configuration editor.
  2. In the DB connection property, select the SAP Business One DI JDBC data source from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the SQL query. For example: SELECT AcctCode, AcctName FROM OACT WHERE AcctName = 'account_name'

Write the Output of the Query to a UniversalDataWriter

  1. Drag a UniversalDataWriter from the Writers selection onto the jobflow.
  2. Double-click the UniversalDataWriter to open the configuration editor and add a file URL.
  3. Right-click the DBInputTable and then click Extract Metadata.
  4. Connect the output port of the DBInputTable to the UniversalDataWriter.
  5. In the resulting Select Metadata menu for the UniversalDataWriter, choose the OACT table. (You can also open this menu by right-clicking the input port for the UniversalDataWriter.)
  6. Click Run to write to the file.