tSAPTableInput - 6.1

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tSAPTableInput Properties

Component family

Business/SAP

 

Function

This component connects to an SAP server and reads data from a specified SAP table based on the pre-defined filter condition.

Purpose

This component allows you to read data from an SAP table on an SAP server.

Basic settings

Property Type

Either Built-In or Repository.

 

 

Built-In: No property data stored centrally.

 

 

Repository: Select the repository file in which SAP connection properties are stored. The fields that follow are completed automatically using the data retrieved.

 

Use an existing connection

Select this check box and from the list that appears select the relevant connection component to reuse the connection details you have already defined.

Note

When a Job contains the parent Job and the child Job, the list that appears presents only the connection components in the same Job level.

 

Server Type

Select the type of the server you are connecting to from the drop-down list, either Application Server or Message Server.

 

Client

Specify the SAP system client ID.

 

UserId and Password

Specify the user connection ID and password.

To enter the password, click the [...] button next to the password field, and then in the pop-up dialog box enter the password between double quotes and click OK to save the settings.

 

Language

Specify the language of the SAP system.

 

Host name

Enter the name or IP address of the host on which the SAP server is running.

 

System number

Enter the system number.

This field appears only when Application Server is selected from the Server Type drop-down list.

 

System ID

Enter the system ID.

This field appears only when Message Server is selected from the Server Type drop-down list.

 

Group Name

Enter the group name.

This field appears only when Message Server is selected from the Server Type drop-down list.

 

Schema and Edit Schema

A schema is a row description. It defines the number of fields (columns) to be processed and passed on to the next component. The schema is either Built-In or stored remotely in the Repository.

Since version 5.6, both the Built-In mode and the Repository mode are available in any of the Talend solutions.

Click Edit schema to make changes to the schema. If the current schema is of the Repository type, three options are available:

  • View schema: choose this option to view the schema only.

  • Change to built-in property: choose this option to change the schema to Built-in for local changes.

  • Update repository connection: choose this option to change the schema stored in the repository and decide whether to propagate the changes to all the Jobs upon completion. If you just want to propagate the changes to the current Job, you can select No upon completion and choose this schema metadata again in the [Repository Content] window.

 

Table

Specify the SAP table name.

 

Filter

Enter the filter condition between double quotes. The component will read data based on this condition.

Note that the column value must be surrounded by single quotes and there must be a blank space before and after the equals sign (=) in the filter expression. For example, "MANDT = '800' AND WAERK = 'EUR' OR (FKART = 'F2' AND VBELN = '0090038989')".

 

Start row number

Specify the sequence number of the row from which data retrieval starts. The sequence number of the row in an SAP table starts from 0.

The default value for this field is -1, which means to read all rows in the specified table.

 

Max row number

Specify the maximum number of rows to retrieve data from.

The default value for this field is -1, which means to retrieve all rows that meet the filter condition.

Advanced settings

SAP Properties

If you need to use custom configuration for the SAP system being used, complete this table with the property or properties to be customized. For example,

 

tStatCatcher Statistics

Select this check box to gather the Job processing metadata at a Job level as well as at each component level.

Connections

Outgoing links (from this component to another):

Row: Main, Iterate

Trigger: On Subjob Ok, On Subjob Error, Run if, On Component Ok, On Component Error

Incoming links (from one component to this one):

Trigger: On Subjob Ok, On Subjob Error, Run if, On Component Ok, On Component Error

For further information about connections, see Talend Studio User Guide.

Global Variables

ERROR_MESSAGE: the error message generated by the component when an error occurs. This is an After variable and it returns a string. This variable functions only if the Die on error check box is cleared, if the component has this check box.

A Flow variable functions during the execution of a component while an After variable functions after the execution of the component.

To fill up a field or expression with a variable, press Ctrl + Space to access the variable list and choose the variable to use from it.

For further information about variables, see Talend Studio User Guide.

Usage

This component is usually used as a start component in a Job and it always needs an output link.

Limitation/Prerequisites

You must add specific jar and dll files validated and provided by SAP to your Studio and the workstation hosting your Studio. This procedure varies among platforms such as 32-bit or 64-bit Windows or Linux.

For further information about this procedure for adding the required files, see Talend Studio User Guide.