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Viewing SAP HANA XS Advanced Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

How to view SAP HANA XS Advanced data in RAD Studio Data Explorer using the CData FireDAC Components for SAP HANA XS Advanced.

Embarcadero RAD Studio provides a development environment for Delphi and C++Builder applications. With the CData FireDAC Components for SAP HANA XS Advanced, you gain access to live SAP HANA XS Advanced data within RAD Studio, abstracting the data into tables, views, and stored procedures that can be used to both retrieve SAP HANA XS Advanced data. This article will walk through connecting to SAP HANA XS Advanced using the Data Explorer.

Connecting to SAP HANA XS Advanced Data Using Data Explorer

You can create a simple application for displaying SAP HANA XS Advanced data by utilizing the CData FireDAC Components for SAP HANA XS Advanced and a new VCL Forms Application:

  1. Open the Data Explorer in RAD Studio and expand FireDAC.
  2. Right-click on CData SAP HANA XS Advanced Data Source and click Add New Connection.

  3. Name the connection.
  4. Fill in the necessary connection parameters and click OK.

    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.

  5. Back in the Data Explorer, expand the views for the connection.
  6. Create a new VCL Forms application and drag a view (for example: ) onto the form.

  7. Select the View object on the form and set the Active property to true.
  8. Right-click on the object, bind visually, and link everything (*) to a new control (TStringGrid).

  9. Arrange the TStringGrid on the form and run the application to see the data.