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Query SAP Netweaver Gateway Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live SAP Netweaver Gateway data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for SAP Netweaver Gateway to query SAP Netweaver Gateway data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live SAP Netweaver Gateway data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to SAP Netweaver Gateway Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to SAP Netweaver Gateway data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query SAP Netweaver Gateway from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual SAP Netweaver Gateway database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live SAP Netweaver Gateway data.

Connect to SAP Netweaver Gateway through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for SAP Netweaver Gateway).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query SAP Netweaver Gateway Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for SAP Netweaver Gateway).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve SAP Netweaver Gateway data, like SELECT * FROM `CData SAPGateway Sys`.SalesOrderLineItems;

With access to live SAP Netweaver Gateway data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update SAP Netweaver Gateway, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for SAP Netweaver Gateway and the CData SQL Gateway.