Saturday 30 June 2018

Provisioning data from web services with custom adapter using SAP HANA SDI SDK

We’ve encountered several situations recently where it was required to acquire information from external systems that already had an API to expose data with web services.

The usual way would be writting a script or using an ETL, but those options had some disadvantages:

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Inventory Management in SAP BW/4HANA


The loading process of Inventory Management data in BW/4HANA is different than that in the predecessor versions (BW 7.4 and below). This blog will attempt to explain how to load Inventory Management data in BW/4HANA, and also how the data is saved in the BW database tables.

Monday 25 June 2018

Introducing the NDSO: Part Three – Integrating a NDSO with SAP BW/4HANA


As already mentioned in the first blog. SAP supports the application driven approach and the native, SQL driven approach to Enterprise Data Warehousing and offers corresponding applications and tools in its portfolio. Especially for customers using SAP BW/4HANA there is of course always the option to implement parts of certain scenarios natively on the SAP HANA database and use capabilities the SAP HANA platform provides in the context of EDW. In those ‘mixed scenarios’ integration is key so – here we go with blog three and take a closer look on how to integrate the NDSO (and its data) in mixed scenarios with SAP BW/4HANA.

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Setting Up App Router for HANA XSA with Python

In my previous posts, I have covered details on getting started with Python development on XSA. I am going to continue this series forward and now talk about setting up a central application router for your applications. Again, I am using the same pyapp project in this blog post as i did in the previous ones.

Monday 18 June 2018

Getting Started with Python on SAP HANA XSA

Currently, XSA only distributes a build pack for Python while the runtime needs to be installed manually by the developer. This is different from Node.js and Java for which XSA provides runtime as well. Similarly, the SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA, the main development IDE for XSA, only supports Java and Node.js development. All Python development needs to be done and deployed through command line interface (CLI).

Friday 15 June 2018

S/4 HANA Cloud – Adding a Custom field to Web GUI for HTML

This blog will provide you the information about, how to add a custom field to Web GUI for HTML and access it in the assigned business context.

The below procedure steps you need to follow in S/4 HANA on Cloud Version.

To open the app, select the Custom Fields and Logic tile as shown in below snap shot.

Wednesday 13 June 2018

How to implement Function Import in HANA XS

It is all about a feature that I found missing in HANA XSODATA — support for OData Function Imports.  While this feature can be implemented in a custom way through XSJS, I would like to have this custom implementation compliant with OData V2 specification in order for the consumer application (which is SAPUI5) to be able to leverage the existing ODataModel V2 library.  This is my journey for achieving this requirement — by creating a custom function import utility through XSJS.

Monday 11 June 2018

How To Get SAP ERP Data Into HANA

The key element we need to explore in order to see how we can migrate ERP data into HANA is a built-in feature of the SAP system called Smart Data Integration. Smart Data Integration is a feature of HANA that administrators can use to transfer data into the SAP install with relative ease. The details of the procedure may require some basic explanation, but the process itself is as simple as we can find in any sort of system as complex as SAP.

Friday 8 June 2018

How to create FlowGraphs in HANA Web IDE with SDI connection

In this Blog, I am going to show “How to” create a Flowgraphs in HANA Web IDE with SDI (Smart Data Integration) connection.

SAP HANA flowgraph helps you to transform data from a remote source (SDI) into SAP HANA either in batch or real-time mode. In this case, I am using Hadoop database as remote source and loading the data into HANA Database tables.

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Migration Guide: Moving to Version 2.0.0 of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK

With the release of version 2.0.0 of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK, along with dropping support for Java 7, we were able to incorporate several improvements and add some great new features to the Java libraries of the SDK based on your feedback! Along with the modernization of the technology stack, we took the chance to clean up our code base and remove obsolete and unwanted functionality that – in a few cases – required breaking changes to our API.

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Deploy HANA Express database on Google Kubernetes cluster

This post will guide you through the creation and configuration of a Kubernetes cluster on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). You will then learn how to connect to SAP HANA, express edition running on the pods. The configurations provided here should also work on other Kubernetes orchestrators such as Azure Kubernetes Service or Amazon EKS.