Integrate SAP Hybris C4C Data in the Pentaho Report Designer

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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.



Publish reports based on SAP Hybris C4C data in the Pentaho BI tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for SAP Hybris C4C data enables access to live data from dashboards and reports. This article shows how to connect to SAP Hybris C4C data as a JDBC data source and publish reports based on SAP Hybris C4C data in Pentaho.

Connect and Create a Report

  1. Copy the JAR file of the driver, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory, to the \Report-Designer\lib\jdbc\ folder in the Pentaho directory.
  2. Run the report-designer.bat file in the \Report-Designer\ folder to open the Report-Designer UI.
  3. Create a new data source with the driver by clicking Data -> Add Data Source -> Advanced -> JDBC (Custom) and then creating a new SAP Hybris C4C connection. In the resulting dialog, configure the connection properties as shown below.

    • Custom Connection URL property: Enter the JDBC URL. This starts with jdbc:saphybrisc4c: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      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.

      When you configure the JDBC URL, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

      Below is a typical JDBC URL:

      jdbc:saphybrisc4c:User=user;Password=password;
    • Custom Driver Class Name: Enter cdata.jdbc.saphybrisc4c.SAPHybrisC4CDriver.
    • User Name: The username to authenticate with.
    • Password: The password to authenticate with.

Add SAP Hybris C4C Data to a Report

You are now ready to create a report with SAP Hybris C4C data.

  1. Add the SAP Hybris C4C source to your report: Click Data -> Add Data Source -> JDBC and select the data source.

  2. Configure the query. This article uses the one below:

    SELECT ObjectID, AccountName FROM AccountCollection
  3. Drag a chart onto your report and double-click it to edit the chart. Run the report to display the chart. You can use the results of this query to create a simple chart for the AccountCollection table.
  4. Finally, run the report to see the chart.