Connect to SAP HANA XS Advanced Data from PowerBuilder

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SAP HANA XS Advanced ODBC Driver

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

Access SAP HANA XS Advanced data like you would a database - read, write, and update SAP HANA XS Advanced SAPHANA, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



This article demonstrates how to use the CData ODBC Driver for SAP HANA XS Advanced to connect to SAP HANA XS Advanced data and execute queries in PowerBuilder.

The CData ODBC Driver for SAP HANA XS Advanced can be used from any platform or development technology that supports ODBC, including PowerBuilder. This article shows how to connect to SAP HANA XS Advanced data and execute queries from the Database Painter and controls such as the DataWindow.

Connect to SAP HANA XS Advanced as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

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.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for SAP HANA XS Advanced

Follow the steps below to use the Database Painter tool to create a database profile based on an ODBC DSN (data source name) for SAP HANA XS Advanced. In the Database Painter, you can use wizards and the UI to work with SAP HANA XS Advanced data.

  1. In PowerBuilder, click Tools -> Database Painter.
  2. In the Objects window in the Database Painter, right-click the ODBC node and click New Profile.
  3. On the Connection tab, enter a name for the profile and select the SAP HANA XS Advanced DSN in the Data Source menu.
  4. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

Using SAP HANA XS Advanced Data with PowerBuilder Controls

You can use standard PowerBuilder objects to connect to ODBC data sources and execute queries. The following example shows how to retrieve SAP HANA XS Advanced data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

SQLCA.DBMS = "ODBC" SQLCA.DBParm = "ConnectString='DSN=CData SAPHanaXSA Source'" CONNECT USING SQLCA; dw_.SetTransObject(SQLCA); dw_.Retrieve();