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Author's profile photo William Andrade Batista

Virtual Procedures in HANA Services( SCP CF Environment ) using Web IDE

Hi All,

Recently I had a need to create virtual procedures in a HANA Services (2.0 SP04) under CF environment using SAP HANA Web IDE on a SQL Server DB and as usual I tried to find something in and I found 2 documents as following:

Document 1

Document 2

But none of them were clear and direct to the point and besides there was a tricky that took some time to realize and then it motivated me to write this post and help someone else to avoid this time loss…

My problem was how to get JSON definition in format from for any procedure from any DB(in my case it was SQL Server)

The tricky regards to this procedure: “PUBLIC”.”GET_REMOTE_SOURCE_FUNCTION_DEFINITION” (‘remote_source’,’procedure’,?,?,?)

When I read the first doc it led me to think this function only works when you are trying to get virtual procedure definition from SDI adapters like FileAdapter and/or it was related only to SAP environments…

Then just out of curiosity I tried to use the procedure to get the JSON definition from a test procedure I created in SQL Server side. Procedure´s name is “proc_MASSHANA_TESTE” and simply returns “1” when called.

The steps to accomplish this task are below.

1 – Print from procedure in remote source I needed to pass as input parameter…

2 – The following print shows how to call the JSON procedure definition correctly…

3 – The following prints shows parameters “from-to” and virtual procedure coding…


4 – After build the virtual procedure I just opened SQL console, ran the call command and checked results…


Hope it saves your time…


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      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen

      Hi William,

      Thanks for the blog; minor remark to avoid any confusion as there is no such thing as “HANA Cloud Foundry”, maybe update the reference to SAP HANA Service in the SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry environment?

      Author's profile photo William Andrade Batista
      William Andrade Batista
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      Hi Denys,


      Thanks for your remarks. Done!





      Author's profile photo Tiago Queiroz
      Tiago Queiroz

      Great how to, straight to the point. Thanks for sharing.