Create a Data Access Object for SAP Hybris C4C Data using JDBI

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SAP Hybris JDBC Driver

Straightforward SAP Hybris C4C integration. Now accessing SAP Hybris C4C Accounts, Activities, Orders, Customers, etc. from any JDBC client is as easy as querying a database.

A brief overview of creating a SQL Object API for SAP Hybris C4C data in JDBI.

JDBI is a SQL convenience library for Java that exposes two different style APIs, a fluent style and a SQL object style. The CData JDBC Driver for SAP Hybris C4C integrates connectivity to live SAP Hybris C4C data in Java applications. By pairing these technologies, you gain simple, programmatic access to SAP Hybris C4C data. This article walks through building a basic Data Access Object (DAO) and the accompanying code to read and write SAP Hybris C4C data.

Create a DAO for the SAP Hybris C4C AccountCollection Entity

The interface below declares the desired behavior for the SQL object to create a single method for each SQL statement to be implemented.

public interface MyAccountCollectionDAO { //insert new data into SAP Hybris C4C @SqlUpdate("INSERT INTO AccountCollection (AccountName, AccountName) values (:accountName, :accountName)") void insert(@Bind("accountName") String accountName, @Bind("accountName") String accountName); //request specific data from SAP Hybris C4C (String type is used for simplicity) @SqlQuery("SELECT AccountName FROM AccountCollection WHERE AccountName = :accountName") String findAccountNameByAccountName(@Bind("accountName") String accountName); /* * close with no args is used to close the connection */ void close(); }

Open a Connection to SAP Hybris C4C

Collect the necessary connection properties and construct the appropriate JDBC URL for connecting to SAP Hybris C4C.

SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer uses basic authentication. Set the User and Password to your login credentials.

Built-in Connection String Designer

For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the SAP Hybris C4C JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

java -jar cdata.jdbc.saphybrisc4c.jar

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

A connection string for SAP Hybris C4C will typically look like the following:


Use the configured JDBC URL to obtain an instance of the DAO interface. The particular method shown below will open a handle bound to the instance, so the instance needs to be closed explicitly to release the handle and the bound JDBC connection.

DBI dbi = new DBI("jdbc:saphybrisc4c:User=user;Password=password;"); MyAccountCollectionDAO dao =; //do stuff with the DAO dao.close();

Read SAP Hybris C4C Data

With the connection open to SAP Hybris C4C, simply call the previously defined method to retrieve data from the AccountCollection entity in SAP Hybris C4C.

//disply the result of our 'find' method String accountName = dao.findAccountNameByAccountName("MyAccount"); System.out.println(accountName);

Write SAP Hybris C4C Data

It is also simple to write data to SAP Hybris C4C, using the previously defined method.

//add a new entry to the AccountCollection entity dao.insert(newAccountName, newAccountName);

Since the JDBI library is able to work with JDBC connections, you can easily produce a SQL Object API for SAP Hybris C4C by integrating with the CData JDBC Driver for SAP Hybris C4C. Download a free trial and work with live SAP Hybris C4C data in custom Java applications today.