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Managing the SAP IQ Connector

The Zoomdata SAP IQ connector allows you to access the data stored within your SAP IQ database for visualization and exploration using the Zoomdata client. The Zoomdata connector supports SAP IQ version 16.

Before you can establish a connection from Zoomdata to SAP IQ, a connector server needs to be installed, configured and enabled. See Managing Connectors for general instructions and Connecting to SAP IQ for details specific to the SAP IQ connector. If you elect to use Kerberos authentication, see Configuring Kerberos Support for the SAP IQ Connector.

After the connector has been set up, you can create data source configurations that specify the necessary connection information and identify the data you want to use. See Managing Data Source Configurations for more information. After data sources are configured, they can be used to create dashboards and charts from your data. See Creating Dashboards and Creating Charts.

Zoomdata Feature Support

The SAP IQ connector supports all Zoomdata features, except for the following features:

  • Partitions
  • User delegation

Connecting to SAP IQ

Make sure that the jConnect system objects were installed on your Sap IQ database instance (see https://help.sap.com/viewer/a894a54d84f21015b142ffe773888f8c/16.1.3.0/en-US/3bd561266c5f10149e06d363dbe03486.html).

The SAP IQ connector requires a JDBC driver to be configured before your data source configurations can use it. You can download the driver from the vendor's site. For information and steps, see Adding a JDBC Driver.

When setting up a connection to SAP IQ , you need to provide the following:

  • The name of the connection
  • The JDBC URL. The format for the JDBC URL must be as follows: jdbc:sybase:Tds:<ipaddr>:<port>. For example, jdbc:sybase:Tds:10.1.2.3:2638/.
  • The username and password, if applicable.
  • Optionally, the service principal name.
  • Optionally, select Request Kerberos Session if Kerberos connection authentication will be used. See Configuring Kerberos Support for the SAP IQ Connector for more information.

Configuring Kerberos Support for the SAP IQ Connector

To configure Kerberos support for the connector:

  1. Create or update the file named /etc/zoomdata/edc-sapiq.properties. If this file already exists, verify that the information below exists in the file:

    kerberos.krb5.conf.location=/etc/krb5.conf
    kerberos.service.account.authentication=true
    kerberos.service.account.principal=<yourcompany_principal>@KERBEROS.REALM
    kerberos.service.account.keytab.location=/etc/zoomdata/<yourcompany_principal>.keytab				
  2. Restart the SAP IQ connector.

  3. To connect to SAP IQ, use the following JDBC URL template:

    jdbc:sybase:Tds:host:port/?REQUEST_KERBEROS_SESSION=true&[email protected]

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