ETL SAP Business One DI in Oracle Data Integrator

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SAP Business One DI JDBC Driver

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This article shows how to transfer SAP Business One DI data into a data warehouse using Oracle Data Integrator.

Leverage existing skills by using the JDBC standard to connect to SAP Business One DI: Through drop-in integration into ETL tools like Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), the CData JDBC Driver for SAP Business One DI connects real-time SAP Business One DI data to your data warehouse, business intelligence, and Big Data technologies.

JDBC connectivity enables you to work with SAP Business One DI just as you would any other database in ODI. As with an RDBMS, you can use the driver to connect directly to the SAP Business One DI APIs in real time instead of working with flat files.

This article walks through a JDBC-based ETL -- SAP Business One DI to Oracle. After reverse engineering a data model of SAP Business One DI entities, you will create a mapping and select a data loading strategy -- since the driver supports SQL-92, this last step can easily be accomplished by selecting the built-in SQL to SQL Loading Knowledge Module.

Install the Driver

To install the driver, copy the driver JAR and .lic file, located in the installation folder, into the ODI userlib directory:

On Unix: ~/.odi/oracledi/userlib On Windows: %APPDATA%\Roaming\odi\oracledi\userlib

Restart ODI to complete the installation.

Reverse Engineer a Model

Reverse engineering the model retrieves metadata about the driver's relational view of SAP Business One DI data. After reverse engineering, you can query real-time SAP Business One DI data and create mappings based on SAP Business One DI tables.

  1. In ODI, connect to your repository and click New -> Model and Topology Objects.
  2. On the Model screen of the resulting dialog, enter the following information:
    • Name: Enter SAPBusinessOneDI.
    • Technology: Select Generic SQL (for ODI Version 12.2+, select Microsoft SQL Server).
    • Logical Schema: Enter SAPBusinessOneDI.
    • Context: Select Global.
  3. On the Data Server screen of the resulting dialog, enter the following information:
    • Name: Enter SAPBusinessOneDI.
    • Driver List: Select Oracle JDBC Driver.
    • Driver: Enter cdata.jdbc.sapbusinessonedi.SAPBusinessOneDIDriver
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL containing the connection string.

      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 connection string:

      jdbc:sapbusinessonedi:Server=ServerName;DBServerType=MSSQL_2016;CompanyDB=SBODemoCA;User=manager;Password=manager;
  4. On the Physical Schema screen, enter the following information:
    • Schema (Schema): Enter SAPBusinessOneDI.
    • Schema (Work Schema): Enter SAPBusinessOneDI.
  5. In the opened model click Reverse Engineer to retrieve the metadata for SAP Business One DI tables.

Edit and Save SAP Business One DI Data

After reverse engineering you can now work with SAP Business One DI data in ODI. To view SAP Business One DI data, expand the Models accordion in the Designer navigator, right-click a table, and click View data.

Create an ETL Project

Follow the steps below to create an ETL from SAP Business One DI. You will load OACT entities into the sample data warehouse included in the ODI Getting Started VM.

  1. Open SQL Developer and connect to your Oracle database. Right-click the node for your database in the Connections pane and click new SQL Worksheet.

    Alternatively you can use SQLPlus. From a command prompt enter the following:

    sqlplus / as sysdba
  2. Enter the following query to create a new target table in the sample data warehouse, which is in the ODI_DEMO schema. The following query defines a few columns that match the OACT table in SAP Business One DI: CREATE TABLE ODI_DEMO.TRG_OACT (ACCTNAME NUMBER(20,0),AcctCode VARCHAR2(255));
  3. In ODI expand the Models accordion in the Designer navigator and double-click the Sales Administration node in the ODI_DEMO folder. The model is opened in the Model Editor.
  4. Click Reverse Engineer. The TRG_OACT table is added to the model.
  5. Right-click the Mappings node in your project and click New Mapping. Enter a name for the mapping and clear the Create Empty Dataset option. The Mapping Editor is displayed.
  6. Drag the TRG_OACT table from the Sales Administration model onto the mapping.
  7. Drag the OACT table from the SAP Business One DI model onto the mapping.
  8. Click the source connector point and drag to the target connector point. The Attribute Matching dialog is displayed. For this example, use the default options. The target expressions are then displayed in the properties for the target columns.
  9. Open the Physical tab of the Mapping Editor and click OACT_AP in TARGET_GROUP.
  10. In the OACT_AP properties, select LKM SQL to SQL (Built-In) on the Loading Knowledge Module tab.

You can then run the mapping to load SAP Business One DI data into Oracle.