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Getting Started with SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data: BTP Free Tier

This article will discuss how to get started with a hands-on experience of SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data on SAP Business Technology Platform Free Tier plans.

Get an SAP BTP Account

To get started, go to SAP Store to sign up. The video and this blog post guides you through the steps to purchase the Free Tier plans without getting charged initially so you can try it out for free.  Register as a new customer or login as an existing customer to create and setup your global account.

Account setup will take several hours. When it is complete, you will receive a Welcome to SAP Business Technology Platform email with your account information including the URL to the SAP BTP Cockpit.

Please note that free service plan for Data Quality Management microservices is only available in global accounts that are entitled with Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement (CPEA) or Pay-As-You-Go for SAP BTP. If you have already purchased pre-paid blocks, you will need to setup a new global account entitled with CPEA or Pay-As-You-Go. See Using Free Service Plans for additional information.

Start Your SAP BTP Free Tier

After establishing your global account, you can now go to the SAP BTP Cockpit and create a subaccount.

In the Account Explorer, select Create > Subaccount.

Fill in the Display Name and Subdomain and set the Region to Europe (Frankfurt) cf-eu10.

Note that SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data is only available on Frankfurt AWS (eu10) for the multi-environment.

Select Create to start the subaccount creation.

After the subaccount is created, select Enable Cloud Foundry. You can specify your instance and organization names or accept the default names provided.

Then create a space. You must specify a space name and assign space roles to yourself before creating a space.

Now your subaccount is ready to go.

Assign Entitlements

Your SAP BTP account comes with the availability of additional services, like SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data. Before you can enable the services, you need to assign a few entitlements to your subaccount.

Navigate to Global Account > Entitlements > Entity Assignments.

Select your subaccount under Select Entities.

Select Configure Entitlements, and then select Add Service Plans to add the service plans for Data Quality Service and Data Quality Service UI.

Make sure to save the changes.

 

Enable Data Quality Services

You can now enable the SAP Data Quality Services in the subaccount.

Navigate to Subaccount > Services > Service Marketplace.

Search for Data Quality and select Create to enable the Data Quality Services. Repeat the steps for Data Quality Services UI.

 

Add a Role Collection

Before you go to the Data Quality Services UI application, you need to setup a role collection and assign yourself to it.

Navigate to Subaccount > Security > Role Collections.

Select the add button to create a new role collection.

Select the newly added role collection from the Role Collections table and select Edit.

You can now select the DQMMICRO_POWERUSER role under the Role Name, and enter your user ID and email under Users.

Save the changes.

Start Data Quality Services UI

Navigate to Subaccount > Services > Instances and Subscriptions.

Select Go to Application to start the Data Quality Services UI.

If you do not see a number on the upper right corner of the Configurations tile (9 in the screenshot above), you may not have configured the user role correctly, or the browser might be using the cache that was saved before you configured the user role. In the latter case, try clearing the browsing cache or use incognito mode on the browser.

Review Documentation and Examples

1.   Service Documentation

You will see Help and Support and Useful Links are available on the lower left corner of the SAP BTP Cockpit for a quick access to helpful resources. Or you can directly access the documentation for SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data.

2.   Postman

We have posted some scripts which can be used with the Postman Service utility (www.getpostman.com). You can find these sample scripts at the public SAP GitHub repository and how to configure then for use with SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data.

We created a video to help you quickly access and use the sample Postman payloads, as well as other helpful videos, that you can access here.

3.   SAP Data Services

For SAP Data Services customers, we have included a built-in transform which integrates SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data.  This was introduced in the SAP Data Services 4.2 SP8 release.

Example Data Services Jobs (Blueprints) can be found here.

You can find more information in the SAP Data Services Reference Guide. See the DQM Microservices section of that guide.

4.   SAP Data Intelligence

For SAP Data Intelligence customers, we have included built-in operators that integrates SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data.

You can find more information in the Repository Objects Reference for SAP Data Intelligence Guide. See the Data Quality grouping under the SAP Data Intelligence Operators section of that guide.

5.   SAP HANA

For SAP HANA customers, we have included built-in operators that integrates SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data on SAP HANA Cloud and SAP HANA 2 on premise.

You can find more information in the Modeling Guide for SAP Web IDE and SAP Business Application Studio. See the DQMm Cleanse section of that guide.

6.   Postman Alternative

Customers may also try SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data via SAP API Business Hub without using Postman or one of the SAP delivered product integrations.

Limitations

If you signed up with CPEA or Pay-As-You-Go, the service is limited to 1,000 transactions or 30 days of usage. Tracking starts with the first transaction that applies to your account. You can see the pricing details on the SAP Discovery Center – SAP Data Quality Management microservice.

Summary

This article has provided you the steps to set up a SAP BTP Free Tier account and enable SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data. Using one of the detailed integration options (Postman, SAP Data Services, SAP Data Intelligence, SAP HANA, or SAP API Business Hub) you should be able to experience the full features of the service against your own test data and validate it against your specific requirements.

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      Author's profile photo ASUTOSH MAHARANA
      ASUTOSH MAHARANA

      Dear Hozumi,

      I think the region Europe (Frankfurt) is no longer available on sap BTP Trial.

      Thanks,

      Asutosh Maharana

      Author's profile photo Hozumi Nakano
      Hozumi Nakano
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Asutosh, SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data is no longer available on the trial accounts. It is available on SAP BTP Free Tier.

      Author's profile photo Scott Broadway
      Scott Broadway

      Hi Hozumi,

      AWS Frankfurt is no longer permitted for Cloud Foundry free plan. How can a customer try DQM if they can't deploy Cloud Foundry in their AWS Frankfurt subaccount?

      Thanks,

      ~Scott

      Author's profile photo Hozumi Nakano
      Hozumi Nakano
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Scott,

      Currently AWS Frankfurt is the only region to enable the DQM microservices on Cloud Foundry. However, please note that there is no charge to enable Cloud Foundry with the standard plan and Data Quality Services with the free plan.

      Creating a service instance for Data Quality Services does not consume any of your Cloud Foundry resources because it simply sets up the credentials used to call the service. You should not get charged to simply enable Cloud Foundry. The charges should incur when you start consuming resources within your Cloud Foundry subaccount. So just make sure you do not use any other services that can consume your Cloud Foundry resources if you do not want to get any charges.

      Thanks,

      Hozumi

      Author's profile photo Teresa Sanchez
      Teresa Sanchez

      Dear Hozumi,

      In addition to set up a SAP BTP Free Tier account and enable SAP DQM, is it not necessary to make any activity in SAP C4C to test DQM in C4C?

      Thank you,

      Best regards,

      Author's profile photo Michael Pugsley
      Michael Pugsley

      Hello Teresa,

      There is a configuration in C4C that must be made to "make the connection" to Data Quality Management, microservices for location data. Follow the link below and find the section titled, "Steps for configuring Microservice..."

      https://help.sap.com/viewer/5f35ee8b31e44f2786d7c2696defa2f6/LATEST/en-US/9485f5bfefaf432e9ea7ba6029fb6263.html

      You will want to stay aware of the Free Tier usage limitations listed by Hozumi above as depending on your system usage it might be possible to run out of free transactions.

      Regards,

      Michael

      Author's profile photo Hozumi Nakano
      Hozumi Nakano
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Michael. Teresa, here is another link for Type-Ahead search configuration.

      https://help.sap.com/viewer/5f35ee8b31e44f2786d7c2696defa2f6/CLOUD/en-US/4ef31e31b9e843cf9e0b938d13fc1780.html

      Author's profile photo Teresa Sanchez
      Teresa Sanchez

      Thank you Hozumi, very useful too i was not aware about this type ahead search funct!

      Author's profile photo Teresa Sanchez
      Teresa Sanchez

      Thank you Michael, very useful information.

      By using the free trier usage, how could we be aware of the number of transactions made? Is there any counter available in C4C?

      Thank you,

      Best regards,

      Teresa

      Author's profile photo Hozumi Nakano
      Hozumi Nakano
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Teresa. The DQMm usages can be monitored on the Data Quality Services UI.

      Author's profile photo Hozumi Nakano
      Hozumi Nakano
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Teresa, please also refer to this Address Validation section on the SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer Administrator Guide. Thanks.

      https://help.sap.com/viewer/cea15f900ca04c4faa35d3044577fe27/1705/en-US/460835ae919f497197ff6c687ae07da2.html

      Author's profile photo Teresa Sanchez
      Teresa Sanchez

      Hi Hozumi,

      I am not able to access to that link. I tried to search that Address Validation section on SAP Cloud for Customer Set Up Guide, Document Version: CLOUD – 2022-02-21 without success

      https://help.sap.com/doc/80f1e2d9e5884c7493c7cdb27a34c8b8/CLOUD/en-US/SetUpGuide.pdf

      Thank you,

      Best regards,

      Teresa

      Author's profile photo Hozumi Nakano
      Hozumi Nakano
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Teresa, It seems the page I provided is deprecated. Please let me know if other links provided above are not enough to help you. Thanks.