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Correction: This blog as earlier stated not using OData, instead we are using to access the HANA catalog tables created by the SAP River program.

RIVER code when activated creates tables and oData for the entity. The table created by RIVER code will be used to get the data from SAP HANA into SAP Lumira for preparing dataset. This dataset will be used for Visualization.

Only SAP HANA Analytic Views can be used in SAP Lumira for preparing datasets.

In this blog we will use HANA tables created by SAP RIVER in SAP Lumira for preparing data sets.

Creating a file with extension .RDL in RIVER environment.


Activate the RIVER file. Now there will be three to ‘Generate Test Data’, ‘Data Preview’, ‘Odata Calls’


Click on Generate test data.


Specify Sample Data


I have selected ‘values from file’. To look a reasonable data, I have prepared a TEXT file with comma separated.


Values for YEAR


Data Preview


Check the oData by clicking on ‘oData Calls’


Go to SAP Lumira to create a DATASET


Choose SAP HANA database and click on NEXT for establishing a connection


Give the credentials to connect to HANA System and click on ‘Connect’/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/7_415616.jpg

Shortlist the table by using a keyword. Select the columns which are required by checking/unchecking the box. Click on create to create a DATASET.


Click on ‘Prepare’


Prepare the data, Define Measures, Time and Geographic Hierarchy


Create ‘Geographic Hierarchy’ for CITY


Create ‘Time Hierarchy’ for YEAR



Hide the duplicate fields(CITY and other fields) from the dataset panel


Hide the fields which are not required and save the file. You can save it in ‘Local’ or “Cloud’.


Now Click on “Visualize”. Select DONUT CHART for Visualization


Donut Chart – Sales Revenue by City


Donut Chart – Sales Revenue by City – Year on Year by using TRELLIS option




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    1. Rafi Bryl

      Yes Benedict, the Odata documentation is generated automatically on activation. You can think of it as a human-readable version of $metadata (which is the XML representation).

    2. Shahid Mohammed Syed Post author

      SAP River is naturally exposed via OData. Any OData services that are specified in the SAP River code are also generated. In the Code i have defined it as @ oData

      At runtime, a client makes OData calls to retrieve and update data.


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