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Connect to SAP ByDesign Data in DBArtisan

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure SAP ByDesign data as a data source.

The CData ODBC Driver for SAP ByDesign seamlessly integrates SAP ByDesign data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access SAP ByDesign data as a database. This article shows how to create an data source for SAP ByDesign in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate SAP ByDesign Data into DBArtisan Projects

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

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.

You can then follow the steps below to register SAP ByDesign data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. Finish the wizard to connect to SAP ByDesign data. SAP ByDesign entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with SAP ByDesign data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the SAP ByDesign API.