Use the CData ODBC Driver for SAP Fieldglass in SAS JMP

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SAP Fieldglass ODBC Driver

The SAP Fieldglass ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from SAP Fieldglass, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access SAP Fieldglass data like you would a database - read, write, and update SAP Fieldglass Approvals, Audit Trails, Analytics, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



You can use the CData ODBC Driver to integrate SAP Fieldglass data into the statistical analysis tools available in SAS JMP. This article shows how to use SAP Fieldglass data in the Graph Builder and Query Builder.

You can use the CData ODBC Driver for SAP Fieldglass to integrate live data into your statistical analysis with SAS JMP. The driver proxies your queries directly to the SAP Fieldglass API, ensuring that your analysis reflects any changes to the data. The CData ODBC Driver supports the standard SQL used by JMP in the background as you design reports.

This article shows how to access SAP Fieldglass data into a report and create data visualization. It also shows how to use SQL to query SAP Fieldglass data from the JMP Query Builder.

Access SAP Fieldglass Data as an ODBC Data Source

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.

To authenticate, you will need to specify the Username, Password, APIKey, and EnvironmentURL connection properties.

To obtain an APIKey, log in to the SAP API Business Hub and click on Get API Key.

When you configure the DSN, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

Import SAP Fieldglass Data with the Query Builder

After you have created the SAP Fieldglass DSN, you can use SQL to invoke the capabilities of the SAP Fieldglass API. Follow the steps below to execute some supported queries in the Query Builder:

  1. In SAS JMP, click File -> Database -> Query Builder. The Select Database Connection dialog is displayed.
  2. Click New Connection.
  3. On the Machine Data Source tab, select the DSN. In the next step, the Select Tables for Query dialog is displayed.
  4. In the Available Tables section, select a table and click Primary.
  5. As you drag Available Columns to the Included Columns tab, the underlying SQL query is updated.
  6. Click Run Query to display the data.
  7. To refresh the results with the current data, right-click Update from Database and click Run Script.

Visualize SAP Fieldglass Data

After importing, you can use the Graph Builder to create graphs visually. To open the Graph Builder, click the Graph Builder button in the toolbar.

  1. Drag a dimension column onto the x axis. For example, Id.
  2. Drag a measure column onto the y axis. For example, Category.
  3. Select a chart type. For example, a bar chart.