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 Feature Selection step, ensure the JAMS Add-on for SAP Data Services component is checked.
  3. Complete the installation

NOTE: Unchecking components will uninstall those components.

Configuring the SAP Data Service Execution Method

  1. Run the JAMS Client as an administrator
  2. Select the Execution Methods shortcut from the Configuration group
  3. Double click the SAPDataService execution method to open the Properties dialog
  4. Select the Parameters tab, then double click the Default Value header to open the Parameters dialog
  5. Set the SAPAuthentication and SAPEndpoint values to reflect the given environment
  6. Save and Close the Parameters dialog
  7. 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. Configure run-as and notification settings as desired
  3. Note that the Job Source cannot be configured. Click Next, and set a schedule on the job if desired
  4. Finish creating the Job, then open the Job Properties and select the Source tab
  5. Use the drop down list to select a CMS Authentication method for your environment
  6. Use the Repository drop-down list to select the relevant directory where the SAP Job is stored
  7. Use the Job Name drop-down list to select the desired SAP Job from the specified Repository
  8. When the relevant SAP Job has been configured in the new JAMS Job, click Save and Close


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