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The SAP HANA ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with SAP HANA, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access SAP HANA databases from virtually anywhere through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

How to Query SAP HANA Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live SAP HANA data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to SAP HANA 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.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to SAP HANA 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.

Creating a MySQL Remoting Service in SQL Gateway (Salesforce is shown)

Query SAP HANA from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to SAP HANA through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for SAP HANA).
  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 SQL Gateway for SAP HANA).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve SAP HANA data, like SELECT * FROM `CData SAPHANA Sys`.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. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for SAP HANA and the CData SQL Gateway.