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Creating an FTP server for SAP-related components

Before you can use various SAP-related components, create and configure your FTP server to run either on the same server as your SAP system or on another server. As soon as your FTP server is up and running, you can then add this connection in the component such as tELTSAPMap, or save it as a context parameter to be used in Talend Studio.

Benefits of using Talend Studio to extract data from SAP

When you have high volumes of information from the SAP system, extracting relevant information can be very challenging. Direct connection to SAP servers may cause connection reset or out of memory exceptions. To address this issue and to make it easier for you to offload data massively, Talend Studio provides you the ability to store data on a disk in the SAP server before transfering the said data to a Talend server.

Components with FTP support

The following lists the components with the FTP transfer feature that you can use to extract data from SAP:
  • tELTSAPMap
  • tSAPConnection
  • tSAPDSOInput
  • tSAPInfoCubeInput
  • tSAPODPInput

About this tutorial

This tutorial covers two procedures:
  • Configuring your FTP server and other SAP-related tasks: This configuration should be performed by the SAP System Administrator. You have two options on how you can configure an FTP server. You can either run it on the same server as the SAP system or you can run it in a separate server. Note that the FTP server is handled on the operating system level, and not on the SAP system.
  • Configuring the tELTSAPMap Job: This configuration shows you how you can use the tELTSAPMap component to extract data from SAP application tables.

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