Visualize Live SAP Netweaver Gateway Data in Tableau

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SAP Netweaver Gateway Tableau Connector

The fastest and easiest way to connect Tableau to SAP Netweaver Gateway data. Includes comprehensive high-performance data access, real-time integration, extensive metadata discovery, and robust SQL-92 support.



Use the CData Tableau Connector for SAP Netweaver Gateway and Tableau Desktop to visualize live SAP Netweaver Gateway data.

Tableau is a visual analytics platform transforming the way businesses use data to solve problems. When paired with the CData Tableau Connector for SAP Netweaver Gateway, you can easily get access to live SAP Netweaver Gateway data within Tableau. This article shows how to connect to SAP Netweaver Gateway in Tableau and build a simple chart.

The CData Tableau Connectors enable high-speed access to live SAP Netweaver Gateway data in Tableau. Once you install the connector, you simply authenticate with SAP Netweaver Gateway and you can immediately start building responsive, dynamic visualizations and dashboards. By surfacing SAP Netweaver Gateway data using native Tableau data types and handling complex filters, aggregations, & other operations automatically, CData Tableau Connectors grant seamless access to SAP Netweaver Gateway data.

NOTE: The CData Tableau Connectors require Tableau 2020.3 or higher. If you are using an older version of Tableau, you will need to use the CData JDBC Driver for SAP Netweaver Gateway. If you wish to connect to SAP Netweaver Gateway data in Tableau Online, you will need to use CData Connect Cloud.

Connect to SAP Netweaver Gateway in Tableau

Open Tableau and click More under Connect -> To a Server. Select "SAP Netweaver Gateway by CData," then configure the connection and click "Sign In."

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.

Discover Schemas and Query Data

  1. Select CData from the Database pull-down menu.
  2. Select SAPGateway from the Schema pull-down menu.
  3. Drag the tables and views you wish to visualize onto the join area. You can include multiple tables.
  4. Select Update Now or Automatically Update. Update Now lets you preview the first 10,000 rows of the data source (or enter the number of rows you want to see in the Rows text box). Automatically Update automatically reflects the changes in the preview area.
  5. Click the tab for your worksheet. Columns are listed as Dimensions and Measures, depending on the data type. The CData Tableau Connector discovers data types automatically, allowing you to leverage the powerful data processing and visualization features of Tableau.
  6. Drag a field from the Dimensions or Measures area to Rows or Columns. Tableau creates column or row headers.
  7. Select one of the chart types from the Show Me tab. Tableau displays the chart type that you selected.

Using the CData Tableau Connector for SAP Netweaver Gateway with Tableau, you can easily create robust visualizations and reports on SAP Netweaver Gateway data. Download a free, 30-day trial and get started today.