Load Metadata from a SAP HANA Database

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Last modified: July 07, 2020

Use the SAP HANA Loader to upload metadata to Alteryx Connect from a specified SAP HANA Database.

Review Loader Requirements

The Alteryx Connect Loaders must be installed on the machine where Alteryx Server is installed. To install the loaders:

  1. Download the loaders installer. For compatibility, the Loaders installer version must match the Alteryx Connect version.
  2. Run the installer as an administrator.

To successfully connect, install a SAP HANA ODBC driver.

Open the Loader

  1. Open Alterx Designer.
  2. Select Help > Sample Workflows > Alteryx Connect Metadata Loaders > SAP HANA Loader > SAP HANA Loader.

Run the App

  1. Select Run as Analytic App Run as analytic app button.

  2. In the SAP HANA server tab:
    • Type the SAP HANA connection information, including SAP HANA Server, Port, Username, and Password.
    • In Schemas to load, optionally specify a comma-separated list of databases. Leave blank to load all databases.
    1. In the Alteryx Connect tab, type the URL for your Alteryx Connect instance and your credentials. 
      https://yourcompany.alteryxconnect.com

    2. Before running the app, select Save button and save the app configuration to the following directory: 
      C:\ProgramData\Alteryx\AlteryxConnect\SAPHana_Loader\

      The .yxwv app values file is used for scheduling the loader to run in the Gallery. See Schedule Metadata Loaders.

  3. Select Finish to run the app.
  • If the run succeeds, "Success" appears in the App Results window.
  • If the run fails, a "There were Errors" message appears.
    ​​​Depending on how much metadata is being imported, the app can take a long time to run.

View the Metadata

  1. Go to the Alteryx Connect URL and log in.
  2. From the main menu, select Data Sources > Databases.
  3. Select a folder to view its contents.
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