Connect to SAP Hybris C4C Data in Ruby

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SAP Hybris ODBC Driver

The SAP ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live SAP Hybris C4C, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

With the SAP Hybris ODBC Driver, accessing Leads, Contacts, Opportunities, Accounts, etc. is as easy as querying a database.



Connect to SAP Hybris C4C data in Ruby with ruby-dbi, dbd-odbc, and ruby-odbc.

The CData ODBC Driver for SAP Hybris C4C makes it easy to integrate connectivity to live SAP Hybris C4C data in Ruby. This article shows how to create a simple Ruby app that connects to SAP Hybris C4C data, executes a query, and displays the results.

Create an ODBC Connection to SAP Hybris C4C Data

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

Installing Ruby and Necessary Gems

If you do not have Ruby installed, refer to the Ruby installation page. With Ruby installed, you will need to install the ruby-dbi, dbd-odbc, and ruby-odbc gems:

gem install dbi gem install dbd-odbc gem install ruby-odbc

Create a Ruby App with Connectivity to SAP Hybris C4C Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: SAPHybrisC4CSelect.rb) and open it in a text editor. Copy the following code into your file:

#connect to the DSN require 'DBI' cnxn = DBI.connect('DBI:ODBC:CData SAPHybrisC4C Source','','') #execute a SELECT query and store the result set resultSet = cnxn.execute("SELECT ObjectID, AccountName FROM AccountCollection") #display the names of the columns resultSet.column_names.each do |name| print name, "\t" end puts #display the results while row = resultSet.fetch do (0..resultSet.column_names.size - 1).each do |n| print row[n], "\t" end puts end resultSet.finish #close the connection cnxn.disconnect if cnxn

With the file completed, you are ready to display your SAP Hybris C4C data with Ruby. To do so, simply run your file from the command line:

ruby SAPHybrisC4CSelect.rb Writing SQL-92 queries to SAP Hybris C4C allows you to quickly and easily incorporate SAP Hybris C4C data into your own Ruby applications. Download a free trial today!