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Connect to SAP ByDesign Data in HULFT Integrate

Connect to SAP ByDesign as a JDBC data source in HULFT Integrate

HULFT Integrate is a modern data integration platform that provides a drag-and-drop user interface to create cooperation flows, data conversion, and processing so that complex data connections are easier than ever to execute. When paired with the CData JDBC Driver for SAP ByDesign, HULFT Integrate can work with live SAP ByDesign data. This article walks through connecting to SAP ByDesign and moving the data into a CSV file.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData JDBC Driver offers unmatched performance for interacting with live SAP ByDesign data. When you issue complex SQL queries to SAP ByDesign, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to SAP ByDesign and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (often SQL functions and JOIN operations). Its built-in dynamic metadata querying allows you to work with and analyze SAP ByDesign data using native data types.

Enable Access to SAP ByDesign

To enable access to SAP ByDesign data from HULFT Integrate projects:

  1. Copy the CData JDBC Driver JAR file (and license file if it exists), cdata.jdbc.sapbydesign.jar (and cdata.jdbc.sapbydesign.lic), to the jdbc_adapter subfolder for the Integrate Server
  2. Restart the HULFT Integrate Server and launch HULFT Integrate Studio

Build a Project with Access to SAP ByDesign Data

Once you copy the JAR files, you can create a project with access to SAP ByDesign data. Start by opening Integrate Studio and creating a new project.

  1. Name the project
  2. Ensure the "Create script" checkbox is checked
  3. Click Next
  4. Name the script (e.g.: SAPByDesigntoCSV)

Once you create the project, add components to the script to copy SAP ByDesign data to a CSV file.

Configure an Execute Select SQL Component

Drag an "Execute Select SQL" component from the Tool Palette (Database -> JDBC) into the Script workspace.

  1. In the "Required settings" tab for the Destination, click "Add" to create a new connection for SAP ByDesign. Set the following properties:
    • Name: SAP ByDesign Connection Settings
    • Driver class name: cdata.jdbc.sapbydesign.SAPByDesignDriver
    • URL: jdbc:sapbydesign:URL=https://my999999.sapbydesign.com;User=username;Password=password;CustomService=servicename;

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance 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.

      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.
  2. Write your SQL statement. For example:
    SELECT ID, ProductCategoryID FROM [Inventory Balance]
  3. Click "Extraction test" to ensure the connection and query are configured properly
  4. Click "Execute SQL statement and set output schema"
  5. Click "Finish"

Configure a Write CSV File Component

Drag a "Write CSV File" component from the Tool Palette (File -> CSV) onto the workspace.

  1. Set a file to write the query results to (e.g. [Inventory Balance].csv)
  2. Set "Input data" to the "Select SQL" component
  3. Add columns for each field selected in the SQL query
  4. In the "Write settings" tab, check the checkbox to "Insert column names into first row"
  5. Click "Finish"

Map SAP ByDesign Fields to the CSV Columns

Map each column from the "Select" component to the corresponding column for the "CSV" component.

Finish the Script

Drag the "Start" component onto the "Select" component and the "CSV" component onto the "End" component. Build the script and run the script to move SAP ByDesign data into a CSV file.

Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for SAP ByDesign and start working with your live SAP ByDesign data in HULFT Integrate. Reach out to our Support Team if you have any questions.