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Connect to SAP Business One DI Data in RapidMiner

Integrate SAP Business One DI 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 DI into your processes in RapidMiner. This article uses the CData JDBC Driver for SAP Business One DI to transfer SAP Business One DI data to a process in RapidMiner.

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

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

  1. Add a new database driver for SAP Business One DI: 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:sapbusinessonedi:
  4. Enter the path to the cdata.jdbc.sapbusinessonedi.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. Enter the driver class: cdata.jdbc.sapbusinessonedi.SAPBusinessOneDIDriver
  6. Create a new SAP Business One DI connection: Click Connections -> Manage Database Connections.
  7. Enter a name for your connection.
  8. For Database System, select the SAP Business One DI driver you configured previously.
  9. Enter your connection string in the Host box.

    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 connection string is below:

    Server=ServerName;DBServerType=MSSQL_2016;CompanyDB=SBODemoCA;User=manager;Password=manager;
  10. Enter your username and password if necessary.

You can now use your SAP Business One DI connection with the various RapidMiner operators in your process. To retrieve SAP Business One DI 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 DI data.