Wednesday 30 January 2019

SAP HANA licensing models explained

SAP’s column-oriented, in-memory database, that combines OLAP and OLTP operations into a single system, or in other words, SAP HANA originated from a research started in 2006 by SAP’s co-founder Hasso Plattner while he was a computer science professor at the Hasso Platner Institute in Postdam, Germany.

Tuesday 29 January 2019

SLT based HANA replication-FusionOps activity

This article uses as To perform SLT based replication in hana with ecc system

Login to D1H and execute LTRC T-Code

SAP HANA Tutorial and Materials, SAP HANA Guides, SAP HANA Certification, SAP HANA Study Materials

Thursday 24 January 2019

Integrating SAP HANA XSA with Microsoft Office 365 Sharepoint Excel using Microsoft Graph API and NodeJS

I would like to show how to read data from Microsoft Office 365 using Microsoft Graph API and NodeJS and then write this data into SAP HANA XSA tables.  Our scenario requirement was to pull data from Excel files on Sharepoint on Microsoft Office 365 and write this data to SAP HANA XSA container tables.  We wanted to use the SAP HANA File Adapter which has a section for Sharepoint Configuration.  However, the Excel adapter as of HANA 2.0 SPS 3 can only connect to Sharepoint 2013 on premise systems and not Sharepoint on the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud.  So we had to come up with an approach to address this requirement and develop it.  This Blog describes the approach which will hopefully help other folks needing to accomplish this type of scenarios for integrating Microsoft Office 365 data with SAP HANA XSA .  There will be another Blog that describes how to trigger our custom developed NodeJS application from a virtual procedure through the file adapter through SAP HANA Smart Data Integration (SDI) layer.

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Taming your SAP HANA Express. Hardening an SAP HANA Express 2.0 SP03 installation part 1. Getting it ready for SAP Analytics front end tools

First things first.

Due to the fact that starting with the wave 2019.01 SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) has stopped accepting the self-signed SSL certificates for HTTPS INA live connections I have ended up by replacing the self-signed HANA Express SSL certificate(s) with the equivalent CA-signed SSL certificate(s).

Friday 18 January 2019

Passing multi-value input parameter from Calculation View to Table Function in SAP HANA – step by step guide


In my previous post I demonstrated how to create Table Functions (TF) in SAP HANA XS Classic. One of the TF disadvantage, which I mentioned there was the fact, that they are not supporting multi-value input parameters – and this is official:

Thursday 17 January 2019

Taming your SAP HANA Express (SE01E03). Learn how establish a HANA Live connection with SAML SSO to SAP Analytics Cloud

Let’s begin

Understanding SAML with SAP Analytics Cloud.

In order to understand SAML SSO (single sign-on) it is important to understand who is who, namely who is the SAML Identity Provider (=the authentication authority) and who is the SAML Service Provider (=the application).

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Develop a full-stack multi module business application(MTA) by using java as middle-ware

In this blog, I will explain the step by step process to create a multi module business application(MTA) by using java as the middle-ware component with the help of SAP Web IDE full-stack and this application will be deployed onto the Cloud Foundry trail account.

Functionality of the Application :- Here I am going to display the list of employees of an organization.

Saturday 12 January 2019

HANA Solution approach to implement different Business Use Case Part 1

In this blog I am going to discuss about the HANA Solution approach to implement different Scenario i.e which basis we will choose Native HANA or BWonHANA or SAP business suite etc to implement a client use case.

How to transport Calculation views with HTA with all Dependent objects in “One Click”

This blog is to explain our finding / solution to transport Hana Calculation views with dependent objects object with HTA – with classical transport.

Our main challenge was to move our Hana Development using HTA as we decided to apply LSA++ concept on our Hana modelling, by using Harmonization layers, Transformation Layers and Data Access Layer.

Thursday 10 January 2019

Implementing Dynamic Currency Conversion Using Calculated Column Using Semantic Type Amount with Currency Code in SAP HANA


Currency Conversion is an important aspect of any data modelling and reporting software. SAP HANA software provides functionality for Currency conversion. Below we will see step by step process on how currency conversion takes place in SAP HANA. This article is completely based on my learning experience. I hope, this article will be useful for those consultants who are new to SAP HANA.

Tuesday 8 January 2019

Introducing the NDSO: Part One – How to create a NDSO


When establishing an Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) there are two fundamental approaches which can be taken. Either an application driven approach can be chosen by opting for a solution which covers all tasks to be performed in an EDW out-of-the-box or the data modelling is natively performed directly on the database with a collection of separate tools to support the deployment and operations of an EDW.

Friday 4 January 2019

Understand key watch outs and mitigations for your SAP S/4HANA Central Finance program

In this blog I have captured some of these key learnings and challenges along with potential mitigations based on our CFIN client implementation and Proof Of Concept (POC) experiences. I will classify these experiences and learnings based on primary four categories below:

I. Project Plan and Approach
II. Solution Architecture
III. Product Issues
IV. Skills and Resources

Wednesday 2 January 2019

Smart Data Integration: Write Back to MS SQL Server

Prio 1 Use case for SDI is the Table Replication from a non-SAP Data- source into SAP HANA tables. For some Data- sources it is also supported to not only read data from it, it is also supported to write back to it.

Meaning having SAP HANA content as source and writing the Data into the 3rd Party Data- source. Source could be a table or a, even BW generated, Calculation View.