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SAP BW Reader connections

You must create an SAP BW Connector connection to read data from SAP BW objects such as InfoCubes, InfoSets, MultiProviders, and DataStore objects. You can use the SAP BW Reader connection in synchronization tasks, mappings, and mapping tasks.
To enable the Secure Agent to connect to the SAP BW system through HTTPS, you must enable HTTPS and specify the keystore details in the SAP BW Reader connection. To read data from SAP BW objects through HTTPS, specify an SAP BW Reader connection configured for HTTPS when you create synchronization tasks, mappings, or mapping tasks.

SAP BW Reader connection properties

To read data from SAP BW objects, select the SAP BW Connector connection type and configure the connection properties.
The following table describes the SAP BW connection properties:
Connection property
Description
Runtime Environment
Required. Runtime environment that contains the Secure Agent that you want to use to read data from SAP BW objects.
Username
Required. SAP user name with the appropriate user authorization.
Password
Required. SAP password.
Connection type
Required. Type of connection that you want to create.
Select one of the following values:
  • - Application. Create an application connection when you want to connect to a specific SAP BW server.
  • - Load balancing. Create a load balancing connection when you want to use SAP load balancing.
Default is Application.
Host name
Required when you create an SAP application connection.
Host name or IP address of the SAP BW server that you want to connect to.
System number
Required when you create an SAP application connection.
SAP system number.
Message host name
Required when you create an SAP load balancing connection.
Host name of the SAP message server.
R3 name/SysID
Required when you create an SAP load balancing connection.
SAP system name.
Group
Required when you create an SAP load balancing connection.
Group name of the SAP application server.
Client
Required. SAP client number.
Language
Language code that corresponds to the language used in the SAP system.
Trace
Use this option to track the JCo calls that the SAP system makes.
Specify one of the following values:
  • - 0. Off
  • - 1. Full
Default is 0.
SAP stores information about the JCo calls in a trace file.
You can access the trace files from the following directories:
  • - Design-time information: <Informatica Secure Agent installation directory>\main\tomcat
  • - Run-time information: <Informatica Secure Agent installation directory>\main\bin\rdtm
Additional parameters
Additional JCo connection parameters that you want to use.
Use the following format:
<parameter name1>=<value1>, <parameter name2>=<value2>
Port Range
HTTP port range that the Secure Agent must use to read data from the SAP BW server in streaming mode.
Enter the minimum and maximum port numbers with a hyphen as the separator. The minimum and maximum port number can range between 10000 and 65535.
Default is 10000-65535.
Use HTTPS
Select this option to enable https streaming.
Keystore location
Absolute path to the JKS keystore file.
Keystore password
Password for the .JKS file.
Private key password
Export password specified for the .P12 file.
SAP Additional Parameters
Additional SAP parameters that the Secure Agent uses to connect to the SAP system as an RFC client.
You can specify the required RFC-specific parameters and connection information to enable communication between Data Integration and SAP.
For example, you can specify the SNC connection parameters as additional arguments to connect to SAP:

GROUP=interfaces
ASHOST=tzxscs20.bmwgroup.net
SYSNR=20
SNC_MODE=1
SNC_PARTNERNAME=p:CN=ZXS, OU=SAP system, O=BMW Group
SNC_MYNAME=p:CN=CMDB_SWP-2596, OU=SNC partner system, O=BMW
Group
SNC_LIB=/global/informatica/104/server/bin/libsapcrypto.so
X509CERT=/global/informatica/104/SAPSNCertfiles/ROOT_CA_V3.crt
TRACE=2
Note: For information about the SNC parameters that you can configure in this field, see the Informatica How-To Library article.
Note: If you have specified the mandatory connection parameters in the connection, those values override the additional parameter arguments.