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Using C# to call Odata api in S4 HANA CLOUD Method 2

Since currently S4HC odata version is 2.0, I think we can not use odata client generater (it works for Odata v4).

In my previous blog , I blog dow the method of using httprequest to call odata API in S4HANA Cloud and then use XML to extract the data . In this blog , I want to using a more efficient way( WCF ) to call odata api in S4HC . Although some associates have write a blog about this topic. But I want to give a simplist example .

By using WCF Visual studio generate a service class base the metadata file. The following is the steps :

1, Get metadata from postman ,and save the response to xml file .

2 Create a new project in VS :

Create a new project in VS2012

[File] > [New]>[Project]

Or Ctrl+ Shift+N

3 . Add service reference in project :

4. using code to use the service .

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Linq;

using System.Text;

using System.Threading.Tasks;

using System.Net;

using System.Security;

using System.Data.Services.Client;

namespace ConsoleApplication5


class Program


static void Main(string[] args)


BillingService.API_BILLING_DOCUMENT_SRV_Entities context =

new BillingService.API_BILLING_DOCUMENT_SRV_Entities(new Uri(“”));

context.SendingRequest += new EventHandler<System.Data.Services.Client.SendingRequestEventArgs>(OnSendingRequest);

var billings = context.A_BillingDocument.Execute();

foreach (var billing in billings)


Console.WriteLine(billing.AccountingDocument + “|” + billing.BillingDocumentDate + “|” + billing.CompanyCode);



Console.WriteLine(“loop finished”);



private static void OnSendingRequest(object sender, SendingRequestEventArgs e)


string authorization = “UserName” + “:” + “PassWord”;

string base64 = Convert.ToBase64String(Encoding.Default.GetBytes(authorization));

base64 = “Basic ” + base64;

// Add an Authorization header that contains an OAuth WRAP access token to the request.

e.RequestHeaders.Add(“Authorization”, base64);




5, Execute the program .

Best regards!

Jacky Liu

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