Visualize Live SAP ByDesign Data in Tableau

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SAP ByDesign Tableau Connector

The fastest and easiest way to connect Tableau to SAP ByDesign data. Includes comprehensive high-performance data access, real-time integration, extensive metadata discovery, and robust SQL-92 support.



Use the CData Tableau Connector for SAP ByDesign and Tableau Desktop to visualize live SAP ByDesign data.

Tableau is a visual analytics platform transforming the way businesses use data to solve problems. When paired with the CData Tableau Connector for SAP ByDesign, you can easily get access to live SAP ByDesign data within Tableau. This article shows how to connect to SAP ByDesign in Tableau and build a simple chart.

The CData Tableau Connectors enable high-speed access to live SAP ByDesign data in Tableau. Once you install the connector, you simply authenticate with SAP ByDesign and you can immediately start building responsive, dynamic visualizations and dashboards. By surfacing SAP ByDesign data using native Tableau data types and handling complex filters, aggregations, & other operations automatically, CData Tableau Connectors grant seamless access to SAP ByDesign data.

NOTE: The CData Tableau Connectors require Tableau 2020.3 or higher. If you are using an older version of Tableau, you will need to use the CData JDBC Driver for SAP ByDesign. If you wish to connect to SAP ByDesign data in Tableau Online, you will need to use CData Connect Cloud.

Connect to SAP ByDesign in Tableau

Open Tableau and click More under Connect -> To a Server. Select "SAP ByDesign by CData," then configure the connection and click "Sign In."

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.

Discover Schemas and Query Data

  1. Select CData from the Database pull-down menu.
  2. Select SAPByDesign from the Schema pull-down menu.
  3. Drag the tables and views you wish to visualize onto the join area. You can include multiple tables.
  4. Select Update Now or Automatically Update. Update Now lets you preview the first 10,000 rows of the data source (or enter the number of rows you want to see in the Rows text box). Automatically Update automatically reflects the changes in the preview area.
  5. Click the tab for your worksheet. Columns are listed as Dimensions and Measures, depending on the data type. The CData Tableau Connector discovers data types automatically, allowing you to leverage the powerful data processing and visualization features of Tableau.
  6. Drag a field from the Dimensions or Measures area to Rows or Columns. Tableau creates column or row headers.
  7. Select one of the chart types from the Show Me tab. Tableau displays the chart type that you selected.

Using the CData Tableau Connector for SAP ByDesign with Tableau, you can easily create robust visualizations and reports on SAP ByDesign data. Download a free, 30-day trial and get started today.