Connect to SAP HANA XS Advanced Data in Squirrel SQL Client

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SAP HANA XS Advanced JDBC Driver

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Connect to SAP HANA XS Advanced data and execute queries in the Squirrel SQL Client.

The CData JDBC Driver for SAP HANA XS Advanced enables you to execute queries to SAP HANA XS Advanced data in tools like Squirrel SQL Client. In this article, you will create a JDBC data source for SAP HANA XS Advanced data and execute queries.

Add the JDBC Driver for SAP HANA XS Advanced

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR.

  1. In Squirrel SQL, click Windows -> View Drivers.
  2. Click the plus icon to open the Add Driver wizard.
  3. In the Name box, enter a user-friendly name for the driver; for example, CData JDBC Driver for SAP HANA XS Advanced.
  4. In the Example URL box, enter jdbc:saphanaxsa:
  5. In the Extra Class Path tab, click Add.
  6. In the file explorer dialog that opens, select the JAR file for the driver, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  7. Click List Drivers to populate the Class Name menu with the class name for the driver, cdata.jdbc.saphanaxsa.SAPHanaXSADriver.

Define Connection Properties

Follow the steps below to save connection properties in the driver alias.

  1. Click Windows -> View Aliases.
  2. In the pane that lists the aliases, click the plus icon.
  3. In the Add Alias wizard that opens, the following fields are required for the JDBC driver:

    • Name: Enter a name for the alias; for example, CData SAP HANA XS Advanced Source.
    • Driver: Select the CData JDBC Driver for SAP HANA XS Advanced.
    • URL: Enter jdbc:saphanaxsa:
  4. If you want to define any additional properties, click Properties.
  5. In the Driver properties tab of the dialog that appears, select the Use driver properties checkbox.
  6. In the Specify column, select the checkboxes for the required 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.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:saphanaxsa:OAuthClientID=my-ouath-client-id;OAuthClientSecret=my-oauth-client-secret;URL=https://hxehost:51027/euro.xsodata;CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  7. In the dialog that appears after you click OK, click connect to test the connection.

Discover Schemas and Query SAP HANA XS Advanced Data

After the metadata has loaded, a new tab for the SAP HANA XS Advanced data source is displayed. On the Objects subtab, you can discover schema information, such as the available tables and views.

To view table data, select the table on the Objects tab. The table data is then loaded in a grid on the Content tab.

To execute an SQL query, enter the query on the SQL tab and then click Run SQL (the runner icon). For example:

SELECT , FROM WHERE = ''