This section shows you how to set up a centralized SAP connection using the SAP metadata wizard.
In the Repository tree view, expand the Metadata node, right-click the SAP Connections node and select Create SAP connection from the contextual menu. The [SAP Connection] wizard opens up.
Fill in the generic properties such as Name, Purpose (optional), and Description (optional). The information you fill in the Description field will appear as a tooltip when you move your mouse pointer over the connection.
If needed, set the connection version and status in the Version and Status fields respectively. You can also manage the version and status of a repository item in the [Project Settings] dialog box. For more information, see Version management and Status management respectively.
Click Next to fill in the SAP system connection details.
Complete the following fields with your SAP system connection details.
The SAP system client ID.
The name or IP address of the host on which the SAP server is running.
User and Password
The user connection ID and password.
The SAP system number.
The language of the SAP system.
Complete this table with the property or properties to be customized if you need to use custom configuration for the SAP system being used.
For example, if you need to retrieve data from tables with more than 512 bytes per row using this connection later, click the [+] button below the Additional Properties table to add a property api.use_z_talend_read_table and set its value to true. For more information, click Help to open the dialog box that shows the instruction.
Click Check to validate the SAP connection details.
Click Next to specify the SAP HANA database connection parameters if you need to retrieve the metadata of Advanced Data Store Objects using this centralized connection later.
Complete the following fields with your SAP HANA database connection details.
The IP address or hostname of the database.
The listening port number of the database.
The table schema name.
Db Username and Db Password
The database user authentication data.
Click Check to validate the SAP HANA database connection details.
Click Finish to save the settings. The newly created SAP connection metadata will be saved under the Metadata > SAP Connections node in the Repository tree view. Now you can drag and drop the SAP connection node onto your Job design workspace as an SAP component, with the connection details automatically filled.
If you need to further edit an SAP connection, right-click the connection node and select Edit SAP Connection from the contextual menu to open this wizard again and make your modifications.