SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to endPart 1

Posted by Victor Gabriel Saiz Castillo Jun 16, 2013
In this blog post I would like to share my experiences in installing, configuring and using the SAP HANA front end in order to consume SAP HANA views in Design Studio with or without a BI Platform in place. There are a couple of pitfalls that you will need to watch out for, so I hope this post will be useful for others with this task. First of all let's review the available options today for the connection/deployment of Design Studio in regards to SAP HANA: • Local: The design studio application is saved in your local computer. The connection to SAP HANA is done through a HANA ODBC driver. • SAP NetWeaver: The design studio application is stored in SAP BW, the application can be displayed in the SAP NetWeaver Portal through a Design Studio iView, connections are only possible to the host BW system, therefore no connection to a separate SAP HANA box is possible • BI Platform: The design studio application is saved in the BI Platform, the connection to SAP HANA is done through an OLAP connection created in the CMC. With this option you are able to take advantage of the SAP BI mobile application to mobilize your Design Studio applications • SAP HANA: The design studio application is saved in the HANA repository. Connections are only possible to the host HANA system. At the time of this writing this option is not available yet.

You are now reading part 1 of this blog post, it covers the installation of SAP HANA Client and Studio for local connectivity from Design Studio to SAP HANA. Keep in mind that local connectivity is only useful in certain situations, for instance when you do not have a BI Platform installed or you are preparing for a demo or POC. In part 2 of this blog post, I will go into into the connection through the BI Platform and use HANA variables and HANA hierarchies in a Design Studio application. Through this blog post, I will be using Design Studio 1.1 SP01, HANA SPS 05 Revision 58, BI4.0 SP06 and SAP BusinessObjects Mobile 5.0. Here our overall plan: 1. Install SAP HANA Client and SAP HANA Studio for local connectivity (covered here in part 1) 2. Install Design Studio 1.1 Client and its corresponding BIP add-on (covered in other great Blogs by Tammy Powlas here and by M. van Foeken here) 3. Create a local ODBC connection to SAP HANA (covered here in part 1) 4. Create an OLAP Connection to SAP HANA in the BI Repository (covered in part 2) 5. Using HANA Hierarchies and HANA Variables in Design Studio (covered in part 2) 6. Mobilize the Design Studio Application (covered in part 2)

1. Install SAP HANA Client and SAP HANA Studio
In order to connect locally to the SAP HANA system and create an example HANA View, you will need to install two programs:

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g. Information Design Tool.SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 1 • SAP HANA Client: This installer will provide the needed connectivity (e. go to the SAP Service Market Place at http://service.sap. and even Microsoft Office Excel is in my case also a 32-bit installation. 1-Comprised Software Component Versions: There is a 32-bit and 64-bit installer of both tools. keeping in mind that all other BI Tools are also 32-bit. Although my laptop runs on a 64-bit Windows 7 OS System. download the corresponding revision. is revision 58. a calculation view or a HANA Hierarchy. the file name is Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 2 . and navigate to the following path:-Software Downloads-Support Packages and Patches-Browse out Download Catalog-SAP In-Memory (SAP HANA)-HANA Platform EditionSAP HANA PLATFORM EDITION-SAP HANA PLATFORM EDIT.g. so we can model data e.com/ support. a HANA ODBC driver) in order to connect from your local computer to your SAP HANA server. I will download the 32-bit version of SAP HANA Client and Studio. e. For the SAP HANA Client.g. In order to download the software. Design Studio. • SAP HANA Studio: This installer will provide the user interface to SAP HANA. which today for me.

the file name is “IMC_STUDIO100_58-20007646. afterwards a folder will be created for SAP Client and Studio: In the SAP_HANA_CLIENT Folder.SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 1 “IMDB_CLIENT100_58-10009665.SAR”: After downloading both *. which today for me. is revision 58. execute the file Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 3 . download the corresponding revision.SAR files.SAR”: For the SAP HANA Studio. I can uncompress them by a double click.

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exe": Confirm the standard options and go through the short installation procedure: Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 6 .SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 1 "hdbsetup.

we can start HANA Studio by navigating to the Windows Start menu. I get an error message at this point and SAP HANA Studio would not start: Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 7 .SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 1 installing SAP HANA Client and SAP HANA Studio. "SAP HANA" and After hit "SAP HANA Studio": Unfortunately in my case. go to "All Programs" .

HANA Studio will now start successfully: Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 8 .exe .HANA Studio does not startIn my case.ini file.dll correct one After making the changes to the hdbstudio.ini file (C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP\hdbstudio\hdbstudio. changing the VM argument in my hdbstudio.SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 1 The following KBA explains the reason and explains how to solve the issue: 1859686 .ini) solved the issue: C:\WINDOWS\system32\javaw.wrong oneC:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\client\jvm.

In order to create a local ODBC connection for Design Studio.1 Client and BIP add-on Design Studio is a client Tool. I will need the 32-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator available from following location in windows 7:"C:\Windows\SysWoW64\odbcad32.Note that you can also start the ODBC connection administrator from within the Design Studio preferences window. With a local ODBC connection to SAP HANA. choose to create a new system DSN and select the HANA ODBC driver named HDBODBC32 (this driver came along with the installation of SAP HANA Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 9 . van FoekenHow to Install BI Platform Add-on For Design Studio 1. Note that this step is well covered here http://scn. we can go ahead and create an ODBC Connection to a SAP HANA instance.Installation BI Platform Add-on on SUSE Linux SLES by M.Once you open the ODBC connection administrator.com/docs/ DOC-33567.1 by Tammy Powlas 3.1 SP01 is now GA . Install Design Studio 1. I will go through it though for the sake of completeness. van Foeken BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.sap.exe".Installation by M. Follow the steps described in following blogs for step-by-step instructions with lots of useful screenshots:BusinessObjects Design Studio 1. you can connect to SAP HANA from Design Studio without having a BI Platform in place.SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 1 2. but right now it needs an add-on applied to the BI Platform for use in the BI LaunchPad. Create an ODBC Connection to SAP HANA After successfully installing SAP HANA Studio.1 SP01 is now GA (Part 2) .

and fill out with your HANA Server and port: After creating an ODBC connection. start Design Studio in local mode (hit "skip" when being prompted to log Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 10 .SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 1 Client): Give a name to the connection.

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 1 in) and observe that a ODBC connection to SAP HANA is available from within the preferences dialog: After clicking on "Application" and then "Add data source". we can see the newly created connection to SAP HANA along other entries from your saplogon.ini: Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 11 .

HANA Studio does not start: http://service. sapdesignstudio.com/hana_platform#section2-HANA Academy .youtube.SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 1 logging in to the newly created ODBC Connection.com/docs/DOC-33567 961 Views Tags: bi. analytics. design_studio.com/hana_platform-HANA Installation and Upgrade Information: http://help. sap_zen Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 12 . sap_design_studio. Note that Attribute views are not visible (those do not contain measures): that not all Analytic and Calculation views from HANA Studio are available in Design Studio. you can go ahead and search for your HANA package (called Folder in Design Studio). make sure that the flag "Multidimensional Reporting" is enabled: Thanks for reading part 1 of this blog post.sap.sap.0: Connect to SAP HANA: http://scn.com/sap/support/notes/1859686-Design Studio 1. Inside that folder you will find your analytic and calculation views. In order to make Analytic or Calculation views available for reporting.sap. In the following link you can continue reading part 2 where we will connect to SAP HANA through the BI Platform and use some features from HANA like variables and Hierarchies in Design Studio:Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 2 Related Links:-HANA Help documents: http://help.sap. sapbusinessobjectsdesignstudio.com/watch?v=Nkhixj-ELFw-KBA 1859686 .Installing the SAP HANA Studio and SAP HANA Client tools: http://www.

Did you use the 32-bit ODBC connection administrator? What happens if you launch and create the connection from the ODBC Data Source Administrator from within Design Studio. 2013 3:41 PM Meenakshi Chopra Victor Gabriel Saiz Castillo in response to Did you use the 32-bit ODBC connection administrator? Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 13 . Even after I "Reload All Connections" and even restarted my machine. menu Application Design. Please note the Connection was successfully tested while creating the system DSN. Backend Connections? What is your version of Design Studio? Best regards. the connection is still not visible in my SAP HANA connections window in Design Studio. Any idea what could be problem ? Jun 18. 2013 1:48 PM Victor Gabriel Saiz Castillo Meenakshi Chopra in response to Hi. 2013 1:39 PM Meenakshi Chopra Good information for starting up on Design Studio. Victor Jun 18.SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 1 Jun 16. 2013 4:25 PM Adlin Sundararaj Good Info! Jun 18. once I create the ODBC connection to my HANA DB. However.

Re-installed SAP HANA client and Studio 3.7(although it was 1.0 Jun 18. What is your version of Design Studio? I am currently using SAP Design Studio 1. 2013 5:04 AM Meenakshi Chopra arun chawra in response to I tried the following options: none of them are helping. 2013 6:24 PM Rama Shankar Good steps for starters . I updated the JRE version to 1. created my first connection thru the administrative tools. 2013 4:26 PM arun chawra Meenakshi Chopra in response to I don't think Victor missed anything here.com/sap-design-studio-cannot-view-any-data-sources/ Jun 18. What happens if you launch and create the connection from the ODBC Data Source Administrator from within Design Studio. I worked for me in 1. Finally installed Design Studio 1.6 which meets the system reqmts) 2. However the connection was not visible in SAP Design Studio so an alternative I created the connection from the Backend Connections tab from within the Design Studio with same result.thanks! Jun 21. http://noreports.. I would suggest try connecting to your HANA Database from ODBC Data Source (ie TEST connection in ODBC Data Source) .SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 1 YES.1 both. which was not visible in Design Studio HANA connections window.0 and 1. menu Application Design. Backend Connections? I initially created the connection from my Admistrative Tools(via the Control Panel). 1.1 Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 14 ..

Now that my login credentials also have registry edit rights. Although I had admistrative rights on the machine. 2013 12:48 PM Meenakshi Chopra Meenakshi Chopra in response to The problem is now resolved. 2013 4:17 PM Victor Gabriel Saiz Castillo Meenakshi Chopra in response to Thanks for sharing. Jul 3.SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 1 Now I get a new error when I try to create a ODBC connection via Design Studio ODBC Driver not found "The ODBC Driver for SAP HANA is not installed. Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 15 . I am able to see the connections created for SAP HANA server. I did not have registry edit rights. Install the SAP HANA Client for Windows(32 or 64 bit) Note I am running Windows 7 Enterprise(32 bit) Jul 3.

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