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SAP Graph – Administrator | Hands-on Video Tutorials

Philip MUGGLESTONE from the SAP HANA Academy just released a new series of hands-on tutorial videos introducing SAP Graph.

In this blog post you will find the videos embedded with references and some additional information for the Administrator persona.

For the introduction article, see

For the other personas, see

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Hands-On Video Tutorials

In this article, you will find the videos embedded with some additional information and resources. The focus is on the Administrator persona.

For the introduction article, see

What You Will Learn

You can watch the 8 video tutorials in one hour and a bit covering initial setup and configuration.

What you will learn is

  • How to create and configure SAP Graph service instance(s)
  • How to work with SAP API Business Hub sandbox environments
  • How to configure access to SAP SuccessFactors
  • How to configure access to SAP Sales Cloud
  • How to configure access to SAP S/4HANA Cloud
  • How to use the BTP CLI
  • How to configure access to an OData Service as custom data source
  • How to configure access to SAP HANA Cloud as custom data source

YouTube Playlist

To bookmark or directly access the full playlist, go to

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Initial Setup

Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, Philip Mugglestone shows how the administrator can perform initial setup in BTP including creating destinations that access SAP API Business Hub sandboxes for relevant LoB systems.

Markers

0:00 – Introduction

0:30 – Entitlements: SAP Graph free plan 

1:00 – Create subaccount

1:40 – Add service plan

3:15 – Destinations

4:30 – SAP API Business Hub

5:00 – Create new destination

6:00 – Clone destination

References

For a sandbox URL of an SAP cloud line of business system, visit the SAP API Business Hub

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Create Service Instance

Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, Philip Mugglestone shows how the administrator can create a SAP Graph service instance, obtain credentials and configure the SAP Graph Key User role.

Markers

0:00 – Introduction

0:50 – Create service instance

1:30 – Copy instance-parameters.json

4:20 – Create service binding

6:00 – Create role collections for key user

References

For the SAP HANA Academy SAP Graph repository, visit GitHub

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SAP SuccessFactors

Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, Philip Mugglestone shows how the administrator can set up access to the SAP Success Factors.

Markers

0:00 – Introduction

0:30 – Delete Sandbox destination

1:15 – Destinations, Download Trust (X.509 certificate)

1:30 – SAP SuccessFactors Admin Center, Register OAuth2 Client Application

3:15 – SAP BTP, Destinations, Import

4:45 – SAP SuccessFactors documentation

References

For the SAP HANA Academy SAP Graph repository, visit GitHub

For the technical article, see

References

For the documentation on the SAP Help Portal, see

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SAP Sales Cloud

Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, Philip Mugglestone shows how the administrator can set up access to SAP Sales Cloud.

Markers

0:00 – Introduction

0:30 – SAP Sales Cloud

1:00 – Destinations, Download Trust (X.509 certificate)

1:45 – SAP Sales Cloud, Configure OAuth 2.0 Identity Provider

3:40 – SAP Sales Cloud, OAuth 2.0 Client Registration

5:00 – SAP BTP, Destinations, Import

References

For the SAP HANA Academy SAP Graph repository, visit GitHub

For the technical articles, see

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SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, Philip Mugglestone shows how the administrator can set up access to a SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

Markers

0:00 – Introduction

1:00 – Destinations, Download Trust (X.509 certificate)

1:15 – SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Communication Management: User and System

4:15 – Create Communication Arrangement(s)

8:30 – SAP BTP, Destinations, Import

11:30 – Clone destinations

References

For the SAP HANA Academy SAP Graph repository, visit GitHub

For the technical articles, see

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BTP CLI

Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, Philip Mugglestone shows how the administrator can use the SAP BTP Command Line Interface (btp CLI) to perform tasks as an alternative to using the BTP Cockpit UI. Philip shows how to install the btp CLI, login, create subaccounts, set entitlements, create service instances and create then assign role collections.

Markers

0:00 – Introduction

0:45 – Installation

2:35 – Login

3:55 – Cheat sheet

5:15 – Create subaccount

7:20 – Target subaccount

7:40 – Entitlements

8:20 – Create service instance

11:15 – Get service binding

13:10 – Role collection

15:20 – Graphctl login

15:55 – Recap

16:40 – Additional commands

17:45 – Undo

Commands

Commands used in this video (initially, for the other commands, see the cheat sheet).

btp help
btp login --help
btp --info
btp login --url <url> --subdomain <name> --usr <user> --password

References

You can download the SAP BTP CLI from the SAP Development Tools website

For the documentation, visit

For the “cheat sheet”, see

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Custom Data Source – Northwind

Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, Philip Mugglestone shows how the administrator can set up access to a custom data source – in this case the ubiquitous OData service Northwind.

Markers

0:00 – Introduction

0:40 – Northwind

1:15 – Add destination using SAP BTP cockpit

1:45 – Build graph using graphctl 

3:05 – Activate

4:00 – Sample app

References

About OData and the Northwind test data source, see

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Custom Data Source – SAP HANA Cloud

Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, Philip Mugglestone shows how the administrator can set up access to a custom data source – in this case a classical database schema of SAP HANA Cloud. Philip shows how to create an OData service on top of the classical database schema which is then accessed from SAP Graph via a SAP BTP destination.

Markers

0:00 – Introduction

1:10 – Prerequisites

1:45 – Create sample data set 

2:30 – Create an OData service using the SAP HANA Academy CAP generator

5:45 – Create a destination

6:30 – Create service key

8:20 – Generate and activate graph

10:00 – Access app

Command Line

Commands used in this video.

# Generate business data graph configuration
graphctl generate config -f <config>.json
# Activate 
graphctl activate config -f <config>.json

# List configuration
graphctl list config

References

For the source code, see

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Over the years, for the SAP HANA Academy, SAP’s Partner Innovation Lab, and à titre personnel, I have written a little over 300 posts here for the SAP Community. Some articles only reached a few readers. Others attracted quite a few more. For your reading pleasure and convenience, here is a curated list of posts which somehow managed to pass the 10k-view milestone and, as sign of current interest, still tickle the counters each month.

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