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Connect to SAP Business One DI Data in JRuby

Create a simple JRuby app with access to live SAP Business One DI data.

JRuby is a high-performance, stable, fully threaded Java implementation of the Ruby programming language. The CData JDBC Driver for SAP Business One DI makes it easy to integrate connectivity to live SAP Business One DI data in JRuby. This article shows how to create a simple JRuby app that connects to SAP Business One DI data, executes a query, and displays the results.

Configure a JDBC Connection to SAP Business One DI Data

Before creating the app, note the installation location for the JAR file for the JDBC Driver (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for SAP Business One DI\lib).

JRuby natively supports JDBC, so you can easily connect to SAP Business One DI and execute SQL queries. Initialize the JDBC connection with the getConnection function of the java.sql.DriverManager class.

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.

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for SAP Business One DI:

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

Create a JRuby App with Connectivity to SAP Business One DI Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: SAPBusinessOneDISelect.rb) and open it in a text editor. Copy the following code into your file:

require 'java' require 'rubygems' require 'C:/Program Files/CData/CData JDBC Driver for SAP Business One DI 2018/lib/cdata.jdbc.sapbusinessonedi.jar' url = "jdbc:sapbusinessonedi:Server=ServerName;DBServerType=MSSQL_2016;CompanyDB=SBODemoCA;User=manager;Password=manager;" conn = java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(url) stmt = conn.createStatement rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT AcctCode, AcctName FROM OACT") while (rs.next) do puts rs.getString(1) + ' ' + rs.getString(2) end

With the file completed, you are ready to display your SAP Business One DI data with JRuby. To do so, simply run your file from the command line:

jruby -S SAPBusinessOneDISelect.rb

Writing SQL-92 queries to SAP Business One DI allows you to quickly and easily incorporate SAP Business One DI data into your own JRuby applications. Download a free trial today!