Version 2021


SAP ECC makes data available for analysis via their modeling language, Core Data Services (CDS). MicroStrategy allows you to connect to a CDS view in an SAP ECC Cloud system and import data.

On this page, learn about the supported authentication, URL handling, and supported data types.

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Supported Authentication

The SAP ECC connector supports basic authentication, which requires a username, password, and service URL. For more information, see the SAP Help Portal.

The following methods authentication are not supported:

  • Client Certificate Authentication
  • SAML Bearer Assertion (OAuth 2.0) Authentication

URL Handling

Administrators can set the list of allowed URLs via the Set Allowed URLs option in the connector.

If the Data from URL option is not available, contact your administrator to confirm importing reports from a URL link is enabled. For security reasons, URLs may be restricted to a set defined by your administrator. After attempting to import a URL, if you receive a message stating that the import URL does not meet the criteria set in the Allowed URLs list, contact your administrator. If you have administrative privileges, define the allowed URLs.

If the URL is not set, the following error is encountered.

The input URL 'https://<ECC SERVER>/.../<service>' does not meet the criteria set in the 'Allowed URLs' list that is controlled by the administrator. Please contact your administrator for further information

The connector accepts URLs in the following formats:

  • https://<ECC SERVER>/.../<service> for services

    Only /sap sub-nodes are supported.

  • https://<ECC SERVER>/.../IWFND/CATALOGSERVICE;v=#/ for the service catalog


  • <ECC SERVER> is the URL of the SAP ECC server
  • /.../ is the node
  • <service> is your OData service name (API or CDS view name)
Sample Service URLs
  • sapserverhostname:123/sap/opu/odata/IWBEP/BATCH_SRV
  • sapserverhostname:123/sap/opu/odata/sap/Bankdetails
  • sapserverhostname:123/sap/opu/odata/CPD/CB_CUSTOMERPROJECT_SRV
  • sapserverhostname:123/sap/opu/odata/UI2/EASY_ACCESS_MENU
  • sapserverhostname:123/sap/opu/odata/SHCM/CB_EMPLOYEE_FS

Service Catalog URLs

  • sapserverhostname:123/sap/opu/odata/IWFND/CATALOGSERVICE/
  • sapserverhostname:123/sap/opu/odata/IWFND/CATALOGSERVICE;v=2/

Supported Data Types

The following table lists the mapping of data types from SAP to MicroStrategy through the OData layer.

Null, Byte, Binary, Single, SByte, and Complex data types from SAP ECC Cloud are not supported.

SAP HANA SQL Type OData EDM Type MicroStrategy Type
Time Edm.Time Time
Date Edm.DateTime DateTime
SecondDate Edm.DateTime DateTime
LongDate Edm.DateTime DateTime
Timestamp Edm.DateTime DateTime
TinyInt Edm.Byte Integer
SmallInt Edm.Int16 Integer
Integer Edm.Int32 Integer
BigInt Edm.Int64 Big Decimal
SmallDecimal Edm.Decimal Decimal
Decimal Edm.Decimal Decimal
Real Edm.Single Float
Float Edm.Single Float
Double Edm.Double Double
Varchar Edm.String VarChar
NVarchar Edm.String VarChar
Char Edm.String VarChar
NChar Edm.String VarChar
Binary Edm.Binary Binary
Varbinary Edm.Binary Binary