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Access Live SAP ByDesign Data in TIBCO Data Virtualization

Use the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for SAP ByDesign to create a SAP ByDesign data source in TIBCO Data Virtualization Studio and gain access to live SAP ByDesign data from your TDV Server.

TIBCO Data Virtualization (TDV) is an enterprise data virtualization solution that orchestrates access to multiple and varied data sources. When paired with the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for SAP ByDesign, you get federated access to live SAP ByDesign data directly within TIBCO Data Virtualization. This article walks through deploying an adapter and creating a new data source based on SAP ByDesign.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData TIBCO DV Adapter offers unmatched performance for interacting with live SAP ByDesign data. When you issue complex SQL queries to SAP ByDesign, the adapter pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to SAP ByDesign. Its built-in dynamic metadata querying allows you to work with and analyze SAP ByDesign data using native data types.

Deploy the SAP ByDesign TIBCO DV Adapter

  1. In a console, navigate to the bin folder in the TDV Server installation directory. If there is a current version of the adapter installed, you will need to undeploy it.

    .\server_util.bat -server localhost -user admin -password ******** -undeploy -version 1 -name SAPByDesign
    
  2. Extract the CData TIBCO DV Adapter to a local folder and deploy the JAR file (tdv.sapbydesign.jar) to the server from the extract location.

    .\server_util.bat -server localhost -user admin -password ******** -deploy -package /PATH/TO/tdv.sapbydesign.jar
    

You may need to restart the server to ensure the new JAR file is loaded properly, which can be accomplished by running the composite.bat script located at: C:\Program Files\TIBCO\TDV Server <version>\bin. Note that reauthenticating to the TDV Studio is required after restarting the server.

Sample Restart Call

.\composite.bat monitor restart
Once you deploy the adapter, you can create a new data source in TDV Studio for SAP ByDesign.

Create a SAP ByDesign Data Source in TDV Studio

With the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for SAP ByDesign, you can easily create a data source for SAP ByDesign and introspect the data source to add resources to TDV.

Create the Data Source

  1. Right-click on the folder you wish to add the data source to and select New -> New Data Source.
  2. Scroll until you find the adapter (e.g. SAP ByDesign) and click Next.
  3. Name the data source (e.g. CData SAP ByDesign Source).
  4. Fill in the required 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.
  5. Click Create & Close.

Introspect the Data Source

Once the data source is created, you can introspect the data source by right-clicking and selecting Open. In the dashboard, click Add/Remove Resources and select the Tables, Views, and Stored Procedures to include as part of the data source. Click Next and Finish to add the selected SAP ByDesign tables, views, and stored procedures as resources.

After creating and introspecting the data source, you are ready to work with SAP ByDesign data in TIBCO Data Virtualization just like you would any other relational data source. You can create views, query using SQL, publish the data source, and more.