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Build SAP Netweaver Gateway-Connected ETL Processes in Google Data Fusion

Load the CData JDBC Driver into Google Data Fusion and create ETL processes with access live SAP Netweaver Gateway data.

Google Data Fusion allows users to perform self-service data integration to consolidate disparate data. Uploading the CData JDBC Driver for SAP Netweaver Gateway enables users to access live SAP Netweaver Gateway data from within their Google Data Fusion pipelines. While the CData JDBC Driver enables piping SAP Netweaver Gateway data to any data source natively supported in Google Data Fusion, this article walks through piping data from SAP Netweaver Gateway to Google BigQuery,

Upload the CData JDBC Driver for SAP Netweaver Gateway to Google Data Fusion

Upload the CData JDBC Driver for SAP Netweaver Gateway to your Google Data Fusion instance to work with live SAP Netweaver Gateway data. Due to the naming restrictions for JDBC drivers in Google Data Fusion, create a copy or rename the JAR file to match the following format -.jar. For example: cdata.jdbc.sapgateway-2019.jar

  1. Open your Google Data Fusion instance
  2. Click the to add an entity and upload a driver
  3. On the "Upload driver" tab, drag or browse to the renamed JAR file.
  4. On the "Driver configuration" tab:
    • Name: Create a name for the driver (cdata.jdbc.sapgateway) and make note of the name
    • Class name: Set the JDBC class name: (cdata.jdbc.sapgateway.SAPGatewayDriver)
  5. Click "Finish"

Connect to SAP Netweaver Gateway Data in Google Data Fusion

With the JDBC Driver uploaded, you are ready to work with live SAP Netweaver Gateway data in Google Data Fusion Pipelines.

  1. Navigate to the Pipeline Studio to create a new Pipeline
  2. From the "Source" options, click "Database" to add a source for the JDBC Driver
  3. Click "Properties" on the Database source to edit the properties
    • Set the Label
    • Set Reference Name to a value for any future references (i.e.: cdata-sapgateway)
    • Set Plugin Type to "jdbc"
    • Set Connection String to the JDBC URL for SAP Netweaver Gateway. For example:

      jdbc:sapgateway:RTK=5246...;User=user;Password=password;URL=https://sapes5.sapdevcenter.com/sap/opu/odata/IWBEP/GWSAMPLE_BASIC/;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH;

      SAP Gateway allows both basic and OAuth 2.0 authentication. You can use basic authentication to connect to your own account, or you can use OAuth to enable other users to retrieve data from your service with their accounts. In addition to authenticating, set the following connection properties to access SAP Gateway tables.

      • Url: Set this to the URL of your environment, or to the full URL of the service. For example, the full URL might appear as: https://sapes5.sapdevcenter.com/sap/opu/odata/IWBEP/GWSAMPLE_BASIC/. In this example, the environment URL would just be: https://sapes5.sapdevcenter.com.
      • Namespace: Set the appropriate Service Namespace. In the example above, IWBEP is the namespace. It is optional if the full URL to the service is specified.
      • Service: Set this to the service you want to retrieve data from. In the example above, the service is GWSAMPLE_BASIC. It is not required if the full URL is specified.

      Authenticate via Basic Authentication

      In basic authentication, you use your login credentials to connect. Set the following properties:

      • User: This is the username you use to log in to SAP Gateway.
      • Password: This is the password you use to log in to SAP Gateway.

      Authenticate via OAuth Authentication

      You can connect to SAP Gateway using the embedded OAuth connectivity (without setting any additional authentication connection properties). When you connect, the OAuth endpoint opens in your browser. Log in and grant permissions to complete the OAuth process. See the OAuth section in the online Help documentation for more information on other OAuth authentication flows.

      To use the JDBC Driver in Google Data Fusion, you will need to set the RTK property in the JDBC URL. You can view the licensing file included in the installation for information on how to set this property.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the SAP Netweaver Gateway JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.sapgateway.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    • Set Import Query to a SQL query that will extract the data you want from SAP Netweaver Gateway, i.e.:
      SELECT * FROM SalesOrderLineItems
  4. From the "Sink" tab, click to add a destination sink (we use Google BigQuery in this example)
  5. Click "Properties" on the BigQuery sink to edit the properties
    • Set the Label
    • Set Reference Name to a value like sapgateway-bigquery
    • Set Project ID to a specific Google BigQuery Project ID (or leave as the default, "auto-detect")
    • Set Dataset to a specific Google BigQuery dataset
    • Set Table to the name of the table you wish to insert SAP Netweaver Gateway data into

With the Source and Sink configured, you are ready to pipe SAP Netweaver Gateway data into Google BigQuery. Save and deploy the pipeline. When you run the pipeline, Google Data Fusion will request live data from SAP Netweaver Gateway and import it into Google BigQuery.

While this is a simple pipeline, you can create more complex SAP Netweaver Gateway pipelines with transforms, analytics, conditions, and more. Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for SAP Netweaver Gateway and start working with your live SAP Netweaver Gateway data in Google Data Fusion today.