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SAP HANA

I'd like to request for Klipfolio to connect to SAP HANA. It's a SQL database developed and used by SAP, but it's not dependant on the SAP ERP system.

 

There are official JDBC drivers available for HANA, and thus it should be fairly simple for Klipfolio to add. In fact, it seems that most competitors have already added support for HANA:

https://docs.looker.com/setup-and-management/database-config

https://www.bimeanalytics.com/data-connectors/sap-hana

https://www.qlik.com/us/products/qlik-connectors/sap

https://slemma.com/connectors/database-reporting/

https://onlinehelp.tableau.com/current/pro/desktop/en-us/examples_saphana.html

 

On a side note: Klipfolio states here that it connects to SAP but I've seen no proof of that. A connector to the ERP system would be fine but very complicated. Therefore the connector to the database underneath is really all we need. 

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    Mark Antillon

    Hi Marcus, do you have any answer about the klipfolio connects to SAP HANA?

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    Marcus Henningsen

    Mark,

    well, I have the answer that Klipfolio isn't planning on implementing the database driver and providing a SQL connection. If you have SAP on top of HANA then I believe there is only one solution left: CDS webservices which may be queried thorugh URL's. This is, however, way to tedious for us, so we simply won't connect SAP to Klipfolio which in the end will probably have us looking for another solution.

     

    KR,

    Marcus

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