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Connect to SAP ByDesign Data in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL)

Transfer SAP ByDesign data using the visual workflow in the CloverDX data integration tool.

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

Connect to SAP ByDesign as a JDBC Data Source

  1. Create the connection to SAP ByDesign 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.sapbydesign.jar file.
  3. Enter the JDBC URL.

    Set the following connection properties to connect to SAP ByDesign.

    • Url: Set this to the Url of your SAP ByDesign site. For example, https://test.sapbydesign.com
    • User: Set this to the username of your account.
    • Password: Set this to the password of your account.
    • CustomService or AnalyticsService: Only one of these must be specified. If you have a custom service you want to retrieve data from, specify CustomService. If you want to retrieve the reports of a analytical service, specify AnalyticsService.
      If neither is specified, 'cc_home_analytics.svc' will used as a default for the AnalyticsService property. If you are not sure what service to specify, you can always query the Services view to list available services.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.sapbydesign.jar

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

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:sapbydesign:URL=https://my999999.sapbydesign.com;User=username;Password=password;CustomService=servicename;

Query SAP ByDesign 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 ByDesign JDBC data source from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the SQL query. For example: SELECT ID, ProductCategoryID FROM [Inventory Balance] WHERE ProductCategoryID = '1234567'

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 [Inventory Balance] table. (You can also open this menu by right-clicking the input port for the UniversalDataWriter.)
  6. Click Run to write to the file.