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Connect to SAP ByDesign Data in RazorSQL

Connect to SAP ByDesign from wizards and query SAP ByDesign data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for SAP ByDesign enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to SAP ByDesign using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for SAP ByDesign Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.sapbydesign.SAPByDesignDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:sapbydesign: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      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 the following:

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

Query SAP ByDesign Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.