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Step-by-Step guide for Configuration of MSSQL JDBC for BI Extraction

Premise: You need to setup BW data extraction from a remote MS SQL Server (2005 / 2012) on UNIX (AIX / HP-UX based) Systems


  •   Follow this documentation for NW 7.0 based Systems
  •   AIX / HP-UX based systems do not support DB

Refer SAP Note:1644499 – Database connectivity from Linux to SQL Server

Solution: UDConnect(Uses J2EE Engine)

Refer SAP Note:1601608 – How to access an external Microsoft SQL Server database

Connectivity Support Matrix



  1. Download JDBC Driver for MS SQL Server

  Refer SAP Note:639702 – JDBC driver for Microsoft SQL Server

  Download the latest version of the “Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver” from the Microsoft download page; for example:

  “Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver 1.2” for SAP releases based on SAP NetWeaver releases between 7.0 and 7.11: This download is no longer    provided by Microsoft.

If required, you can download the driver from SAP Service Marketplace:> Database and Database  Patches (from other vendors)> MS SQL Server > Database Patches > MICROSOFT JDBC > MS SQL SERVER 2005 JDBC 1.2 > MS SQL SERVER >  Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Driver for JDBC version 1.2



      Download the zip file and extract it

  2. Configure the JDBC

      Go to Visual Administrator

  • In the Cluster tab, select Server -> Services -> JDBC Connector
  • Click on Driver, and click on Create new driver or Datasource button (in case, it is not already present)


  • Enter the name of your driver (i.e. MSSQL2012 in this case) and navigate tothe extractedzip file and selectsqljdbc.jar


  • Click No when prompt “Choose other files”.
  • In the Cluster tab, select Server -> Services ->Connector Container.
  • In the right pane, On the Runtime tab, connectors -> connector1.0 -> -> SDK_JDBC
  • Select Resource Adapter tab
  • Press Add and enter the name of the JDBC driver to add to it to the loader references. This takes in the following format : library:<drivername> (i.e. library:MSSSQL2012)


  • Now, Restart the BI JDBC Connector. For that On the Cluster tab -> Services -> Deploy
  • In the right pane, On the Runtime tab, Select the BI JDBC connector –


  • Press Stop Application and then Press Start Application
  • Now BI JDBC Connector is ready for use

For Testing the Connection, follow this steps:

  • Select Services -> Connector Container -> Select -> SDK_JDBC
  • Click on Managed Connection Factory tab -> Properties tab
  • Enter your connection properties, as per below:



  • Save the settings
  • Log out of the Visual Administrator.

Now Run the following link to test the connection : http://<hostname>:<port>/TestJDBC_Web/TestJDBCPage.jsp

Example: http://localhost:50000/TestJDBC_Web/TestJDBCPage.jsp

If your connection is successfully configured, a list of tables appears


  3. Additional Steps

Make sure you create new JCo RFC (for each SDK_* under Connectors). 1 in this case


Any name should Work, For example it can be UDI_<xxx>


Create a corresponding RFC. Make sure the Program ID used is the same as in JCo RFC


This concludes the Technical setup of UDConnect.


SAP Notes as Mentioned Above

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