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Transfer Data from Excel to SAP HANA

This article explains how to transfer data from Excel to SAP HANA using the Excel Add-In for SAP HANA.

The CData Excel Add-In for SAP HANA enables you to edit and save SAP HANA data directly from Excel. This article explains how to transfer data from Excel to SAP HANA. This technique is useful if you want to work on SAP HANA data in Excel and update changes, or if you have a whole spreadsheet you want to import into SAP HANA. In this example, you will use the Buckets table; however, the same process will work for any table that can be retrieved by the CData Excel Add-In.

Establish a Connection

If you have not already done so, create a new SAP HANA connection by clicking From SAP HANA on the ribbon.

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.

Retrieve Data from SAP HANA

To insert data into SAP HANA, you will first need to retrieve data from the SAP HANA table you want to add to. This links the Excel spreadsheet to the SAP HANA table selected: After you retrieve data, any changes you make to the data are highlighted in red.

  1. Click the From SAP HANA button on the CData ribbon. The Data Selection wizard is displayed.
  2. In the Table or View menu, select the Buckets table.
  3. In the Maximum Rows menu, select the number of rows you want to retrieve. If you want to insert rows, you need to retrieve only one row. The Query box will then display the SQL query that corresponds to your request.
  4. In the Sheet Name box, enter the name for the sheet that will be populated. By default the add-in will create a new sheet with the name of the table.

Insert Rows to SAP HANA

After retrieving data, you can add data from an existing spreadsheet in Excel.

  1. In a cell after the last row, enter a formula referencing the corresponding cell from the other spreadsheet; for example, =MyBucketsSheetInExcel!A1.
  2. After using a formula to reference the cells you want to add to SAP HANA, select the cells that you are inserting data into and drag the formula down as far as needed. The referenced values you want to add will be displayed on the Buckets sheet.
  3. Highlight the rows you want to insert and click the Insert Rows button.

As each row is inserted, the Id value will appear in the Id column and the row's text will change to black, indicating that the record has been inserted.