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Query SAP HANA Data in MySQL Workbench

Create a virtual MySQL database for SAP HANA data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live SAP HANA data in MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Workbench allows users to administer MySQL environments and gain better visibility into databases. When paired with CData Connect (on-premise or Connect Server), you get live access to SAP HANA data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for SAP HANA in Connect and work with live SAP HANA data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for SAP HANA Data

CData Connect uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect and click Connections.
  2. Select "SAP HANA" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to SAP HANA.

    Set the Server, Database and Port properties to specify the address of your SAP Hana database to interact with. Set the User and the Password properties to authenticate to the server.

  4. Click Save Changes
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to SAP HANA from MySQL Workbench.

Query SAP HANA from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual SAP HANA database in Connect from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live SAP HANA data.

Connect to SAP HANA through Connect

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData Connect).
  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 HANA Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve SAP HANA data, like SELECT * FROM saphanadb.Buckets;

With access to live SAP HANA data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update SAP HANA, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with SAP HANA just like a MySQL database today.