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2412507 - How do I connect SAP Analytics Cloud to a SAP Cloud Platform HANA database using OData?


How to import data using SAP Analytics Cloud connecting to SAP Cloud Platform (SCP) HANA database using OData?


  • SAP Analytics Cloud


Note: Intended for use with small datasets.

Create the OData ServiceBased on: HANA Development: XS OData Services

  1. Browse to SAP Cloud Platform Cockpit ( or other)
  2. Under DATABASE SYSTEMS cick Database
  3. Click the DB/Schema ID you wish to work with
  4. Click SAP HANA Web-based Development Workbench
  5. Under SAP HANA Web-based Development Workbench click Security
  6. Log in as SYSTEM
  7. Expand Security > Users and select the User you wish to use for development (can be SYSTEM)
  8. Grant Role sap.hana.ide.roles::Developer to the selected user and click Save
  9. Click Logout
  10. Under SAP HANA Web-based Development Workbench click Editor
  11. Log in as your development user (can be SYSTEM)
  12. Create a Package for your OData Services or select an existing Package
  13. Right-click the Package and choose Create Application
    • Template: Empty application (with XSAccess and XSApp)
    • Package: Desired Package for your OData Services
    • Click Create
  14. Delete index.html
  15. Change .xsaccess content to {"exposed" : true} and save
  16. Develop the OData Services
    • For a Table create <myservice>.xsodata as service {"<SCHEMA>"."<TABLE>" as "<Name you want>";}
    • For a Calculation View create <myservice>.xsodata as service {"<PACKAGE>/<ANALYTIC VIEW>.calculationview" as "<Name you want>" key ("<Key Field>");}
  17. Data Service URL: http://<HCP DB URL>/<PACKAGE>/<myservice>.xsodata

Import the data in SAP Analytics Cloud

  1. Connect to your SAP Analytics Cloud Tenant
  2. Select "Connection" from the "Main Menu"
  3. Click "+" to "Add Connection"
  4. Click ""Import Data Connection > OData"
  5. Connection Name: <Name of your choice>
  6. Description: <Description of your choice>
  7. Data Source Type: OData Services
  8. [Unchecked] Connect to an On-Premise OData Service
  9. [Checked] Connect to an SAP OData service
  10. Data Service URL: <See step 17. above>
  11. Authentication Type: Basic Authentication
  12. User Name: <Your HCP User Name>
  13. Password: <Your HCP Password>
  14. Click "Create"

If your issue is not resolved you can start an SAP Analytics Cloud Discussion in the SAP Community.

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