Query SAP HANA XS Advanced Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

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Execute MySQL queries against SAP HANA XS Advanced data from Node.js.

You can use CData Connect Cloud to query SAP HANA XS Advanced data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for SAP HANA XS Advanced in Connect Cloud and start querying using Node.js.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for SAP HANA XS Advanced, allowing you to easily query live SAP HANA XS Advanced data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you query data in Node.js, CData Connect Cloud pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to SAP HANA XS Advanced, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return SAP HANA XS Advanced data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for SAP HANA XS Advanced Data

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

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

    SAP HANA XSA uses the OAuth authentication standard. Before connecting, it is necessary to establish an SAP HANA XSA OData Service. See the OAuth section in the Help documentation for a guide.

  4. Click Test Database.
  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 XS Advanced data from any MySQL client.

Query SAP HANA XS Advanced from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to SAP HANA XS Advanced with the MySQL module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name, or address, and port: The address of your instance of the Connect Cloud (myinstance.cdatacloud.net) and the port (3306)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on Connect Cloud
  • Database name: The database you configured for SAP HANA XS Advanced (saphanaxsadb)

Connect to SAP HANA XS Advanced data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var fs         = require('fs');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net',
  database : 'saphanaxsadb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM ', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();