About SAP ERP connector
Etlworks SAP ERP connector allows the fastest and easiest way to connect to real-time SAP ERP data. The connector works just like any other database connector.
Etlworks partnered with CData to provide access to SAP ERP using industry-standard JDBC protocol. Read about CData SAP ERP JDBC connector.
When to use SAP ERP connector
Use this connector to create Flows that extract data from SAP ERP.
Enable the SAP ERP connector for your Etlworks Integrator account. Contact
email@example.com to enable the connector.
Create a Connection
Here's how you can create a Connection in two easy steps:
Step 1. In the
Connections window, click
+, and type in
sap. Select SAP.
Step 2. Enter Connection parameters:
Host: the SAP ERP host.
Client: the client. The default is 800.
System Number: the system number. The default is 09.
Connection Type: the Connection type. The default is SOAP.
User: the user name.
Password: the password.
Other parameters to specify the Connection string options. Read about available Connection string options.
Work with SAP ERP
SAP ERP Data Model
The connector dynamically retrieves schemas for SAP tables, queries, and function modules at run time. However, since it can be inefficient to retrieve the metadata for the entire SAP system, the driver also applies default filters to represent only a slice of your SAP system.
Below is an explanation of how the driver models each type of SAP object. How the driver determines what to display is highly customizable; see Accessing SAP Entities for more information on selecting the SAP objects you want.
Read about the data model.
Stored procedures are available to complement the data available from the Provider Schema. It may be necessary to update data available from a view using a stored procedure because the data does not provide for direct, table-like, two-way updates. In these situations, the data retrieval is done using the appropriate view or table, while the update is done by calling a stored procedure. Stored procedures take a list of parameters and return a dataset that contains the collection of tuples that constitute the response.
Read about available stored procedures in the data model.
To call stored procure from the SQL Flow or Before/After SQL use
EXEC sp_name params=value. Example:
EXECUTE my_proc @second = 2, @first = 1, @third = 3;
Read about SQL Compliance.
Extract data from SAP ERP
Extracting data from SAP ERP is similar to extracting data from the relational database.
Here's how you can do this:
Step 1. Create SAP ERP Connection which will be used as a source (
Step 2. Create a destination Connection, for example, a Connection to the relational database, and if needed, a Format (Format is not needed if the destination is a database or well-known API).
Step 3. Create a Flow where the
source is a database and the destination is a Connection created in step 2, for example, a relational database.
Step 4. Add a new source-to-destination transformation.
Step 5. Select the SAP ERP Connection created in step 1 as a source Connection and select the data object you are extracting data from.
Step 6. Select
TO Connection, Format (if needed), and object (for example, database table) to load data into.
Step 7. Click
MAPPING and optionally enter
Source query (you don't need a query if you are extracting data from the SAP ERP data object unconditionally).
Step 8. Optionally define the per-field Mapping.
Step 9. Add more transformations if needed.
Browse data in SAP ERP
You must have SAP ERP Connection to browse objects and run SQL queries.
Use the Etlworks Explorer to browse data and metadata in SAP ERP as well as execute
SELECT queries against the SAP ERP Connection.
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