Connect to SAP HANA XS Advanced Data in Aqua Data Studio

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SAP HANA XS Advanced JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with SAP HANA XS Advanced.



Access SAP HANA XS Advanced data from tools in Aqua Data Studio such as the Visual Query Builder and the Table Data Editor.

The CData JDBC Driver for SAP HANA XS Advanced integrates SAP HANA XS Advanced data with wizards and analytics in IDEs like Aqua Data Studio. This article shows how to connect to SAP HANA XS Advanced data through the connection manager and execute queries.

Create a JDBC Data Source

You can use the connection manager to define connection properties and save them in a new JDBC data source. The SAP HANA XS Advanced data source can then be accessed from Aqua Data Studio tools.

  1. In Aqua Data Studio, select Register Server from the Servers menu.
  2. In the Register Server form, select the 'Generic - JDBC' connection.
  3. Enter the following JDBC connection properties:
    • Name: Enter a name for the data source; for example, SAP HANA XS Advanced.
    • Driver Location: Click the Browse button and select the cdata.jdbc.saphanaxsa.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
    • Driver: Enter the Driver's class name, cdata.jdbc.saphanaxsa.SAPHanaXSADriver.
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL, which starts with jdbc:saphanaxsa: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      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.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the SAP HANA XS Advanced JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.saphanaxsa.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

      A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:saphanaxsa:OAuthClientID=my-ouath-client-id;OAuthClientSecret=my-oauth-client-secret;URL=https://hxehost:51027/euro.xsodata;CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Query SAP HANA XS Advanced Data

You can now query the tables exposed.