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Connect to SAP Netweaver Gateway Data in DBArtisan

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

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

Integrate SAP Netweaver Gateway 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.

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.

You can then follow the steps below to register SAP Netweaver Gateway 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 Netweaver Gateway data. SAP Netweaver Gateway entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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