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Connecting to SAP Hana via ODBC

Hi Guys

I currently connect to SAP Hana via the SAP Connector. This means having to use the ScriptBuilder QVW every time i need to query a table. This is not ideal.

I understand you can connect to SAP Hana via ODBC and JDBC. There is a cost involved if wanting to go the JDBC route, so this is out of the question.

Can anyone explain how to connect via ODBC.

Where do i start?

Do i have to create a Data Source ODBC?

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Magen

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Re: Connecting to SAP Hana via ODBC

why you use ScriptBuilder QVW and not only the connection in a qvw any?

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Re: Connecting to SAP Hana via ODBC

Hi Paulo

Thanks for your response.

Can you explain how to do that - sorry im a bit new to this.

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Re: Connecting to SAP Hana via ODBC

when you installed the SAP Connector, in the C:\ProgramData\QlikTech\Custom Data \QvSAPConnector has the qvw application of ScriptBuilder.

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Re: Connecting to SAP Hana via ODBC

Hi Paulo

Ok, i think i misunderstood your first reply. Yes i have the connection string. The reason why i use the ScriptBuilder is to view the tables/cubes etc, I then copy they script over to a new QWV.

If i can connect via ODBC then i believe i will be able to view and connect to the data source and then when connected, view the tables, cubes etc.like when connecting to any other database.

I feel it might be better to connect via ODBC.

Any thoughts?

Regards,

Magen

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Re: Connecting to SAP Hana via ODBC

Hi Magen,

I do not believe it has possibility to connect to SAP without the SAP Connector ,you can concectar straight to your database via OLE DB or ODBC.

Hug.

marcoenrico
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Re: Connecting to SAP Hana via ODBC

Hi!

I used this article and use the HDBODBC (avaiable after you download HANA Client and install in your machine)

https://www.google.com.br/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiSnZCmo...

After install and be sure that I was able to add HDOBDC at ODBC Driver administration on Windows, I add a connection called HANA Database, and in Qlikview add the connection string on the script.

Let me know if you succeed.