Automating SAP Data Services


The SAPDataService execution method allows users to automate any job that already exists in an SAP Business Objects Server environment.

In This Topic:

  • Prerequisites for the SAP Data Services Add-on
  • Installing the SAP Business Objects Data Services Add-on
  • Configuring the SAPDataServices Execution Method
  • Creating SAP Business Objects Data Services Jobs in JAMS

Prerequisites for the SAP Data Services Add-on

To use the SAP Data Services Add-on, users must have the following:

  • SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) 6.0, with SAP Enhancement Package 7 (EHP) or newer
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 or newer
  • SAP Environment must be a Unicode system

Installing the SAP Data Services Add-on

  1. Run the JAMS Installer.
  2. On the Integration Packs step, ensure the JAMS Add-on for SAP Data Services component is checked.
  3. Complete the installation.

NOTE: Unchecking previously installed components will uninstall those components.

Configuring the SAP Data Service Execution Method

  1. Run the JAMS Client as an administrator.
  2. Open the Execution Methods view from the Shortcut menu.
  3. Double click the SAPDataService execution method to open the Properties dialog.
  4. Select the Parameters tab, then select SAPEndpoint and click "Properties..." to open the Parameter properties dialog.
  5. Set the SAPAuthentication and SAPEndpoint Default Values to reflect the given environment.
  6. Note: SAPAuthentication may be SERVERNAME:6400 for example.
  7. Save and Close the Parameter Properties dialog.
  8. Save and Close the Execution Method dialog.

NOTE: The user running SAP Data Service Jobs must have full access to the SAP BODS server.


Creating an SAP Data Services Job in JAMS

  1. Create a Job in the desired folder and choose the SAPDataService execution method.
  2. Click OK. The Source tab of the Job Properties will open.
  3. Use the drop down list to select a CMS Authentication method for your environment.
  4. Use the Repository drop-down list to select the relevant directory where the SAP Job is stored.
  5. Use the Job Name drop-down list to select the desired SAP Job from the specified Repository.
  6. When the relevant SAP Job has been configured in the new JAMS Job, click Save and Close.


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