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Hundreds of thousands of people have downloaded SAP Lumira, personal edition in the last few months and one the questions I hear the most is:

SAP Lumira works well on Excel data, but can I use it with other data sources?

The short answer is: You can.

We have to 2 editions of SAP Lumira. Personal Edition which is absolutely free – go to to download the application. This edition allows you to connect to Exel data (CSV, XLS and XLSX) and cloud data hosted on SAP HANA One.

Standard Edition is the other one.

With Standard Edition, you can also connect to a variety of data sources. SP13, our lastest release can connect to the following data sources:

Database Version
Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2012
Oracle 10, 11
Sybase IQ 15
SQL Anywhere 12
Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.5
Teradata 12, 13, 14
IBM DB2 V9, V10 for s/OS, and LUW.
Netezza Netezza Server 4 Netezza Server 5 Netezza Server 6
GreenPlum V4
Postgre SQL 9
Generic JDBC
Generic oDATA 2.0
Hadoop Hive 0.10
SAP HANA Database 1.0
ERP6 SAP Java Connector
R/3 Release 4 – SAP Java Connector
mySAP ERP 2004 Java Connector

SAP Lumira, standard edition also connects to

  • SAP BW data exposed as views in SAP HANA

How to try SAP Lumira.standard edition for free for 30 days?

1. Install SAP Lumira, personal edition and start the application

2. From Home, Click on the 30-Day Trial button at the bottom (as shown below)


3. That’s it! Enjoy connecting to all the sources listed above for 30 days for free!

AND don’t worry, at the end of the 30-day trial, your copy of Lumira won’t be locked down. You will still be be able to enjoy all the capabilities of SAP Lumira, personal edition with your Excel data. And if Standard Edition is a must for you, you can purchase it by clicking on the Buy Now button (as shown above); it will bring you directly to our eStore.

Having trouble or want some help?

If you experience problems or just want to ask a question, contact one of our SAP Lumira

experts.They are here to help you. And it’s free. Yes, totally free!

phone (+1 855 558-6472), email (, or Twitter (@saplumiraexpert).

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  1. Former Member

    Great!! Now I have a place to reference all of those connections for the Standard Edition!

    … and thanks for the shout-out Pierre!

    Our services may come at no additional cost to any of our users… but we always appreciate a little ‘bit of their time – exploring Lumire LIVE!

    Follow us on twitter for more information …. @SAPLumiraExpert


    1. Antoine CHABERT


      I would like to add two points.

      SAP Lumira can connect to SAP NW BW through UNX universes (not to Bex Queries, but InfoCubes, InfoProviders and so on can be accessed).

      SAP Lumira (starting with release 1.13) can connect to Apache Hadoop Hive.

      For any up to date list of free-hand SQL connections, please refer to the SAP Lumira PAM available online here: Then search SAP Lumira 1.0.

      Best regards,


      1. RJ RENJU

        Hello Antonie,

        Here, I have a requirement to use BEx queries on Lumira and I can create universe of type (.unv) on top of bex queries.  Will Lumira standard or personal edition accept universe of type (.unv) also or only (.unx) ?

        Please help..

        Thanks a lot



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