Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Make your HANA 2.0 SPS 01, express edition work on VirtualBox

In this blog, I am sharing my experience with making HANA 2.0 SPS 01, express edition work on VirtualBox. Many steps are like making it work on VMware, but I will point out some important differences.

To start with, after downloading the OWA file, I Import it as an Appliance into VirtualBox:

Monday, 26 June 2017

Making use of an Active/Active (read only) HANA database in S/4 HANA part 2: Architecture Overview

In the first part if this blog series I described the motivation to use a secondary SAP HANA database for executing expensive analytical queries. In block diagrams, I showed the major building blocks:

Friday, 23 June 2017

Making use of an Active/Active (read only) HANA database in S/4 HANA


At SAP, we thought about creating additional benefit for customers who run SAP S/4HANA on premise.

Many of them in fact run two SAP HANA databases in a SAP HANA system replication setup: the productive SAP HANA database (aka the primary SAP HANA database), and an additional ‘hot standby’ SAP HANA database (aka the secondary SAP HANA database). The latter is part of their high availability strategy and allows business continuity in case of a failure of the primary SAP HANA node.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Configuring BI Platform to open Lumira discovery HANA document created using OLAP HANA HTTPs connection

Lumira 2.0 supports HANA live connectivity via INA over HTTP/HTTPS. Know more on how to get your user have the relevant rights and roles http://www.saphanacentral.com/2017/06/step-by-step-how-to-create-local-sap.html to get this connectivity working.

Lumira 2.0 Discovery can successfully leverage your HANA OLAP connections (managed connections in BI platform). This connectivity is over HTTP protocol and we recommend that you have it configured for secure communication i.e. HTTPS.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Step by step how to create a local SAP HANA connection with Analysis for Office 2.x

Create HANA local connection to an SAP HANA server with Analysis for Office 2.x version it easier and simple to configure. A local SAP HANA connection is created in the Select Data Source dialog.

With right click on the “select data source” you will be able to create the connection as you can see on the below images. Before create the connection you need a specific configuration that you can see below:

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

How to Subscribe to SAP Product Support “SAP HANA” WhatsApp Broadcast List

The new SAP Product Support “SAP HANA” WhatsApp Broadcast List is now available for SAP customers.  SAP customers can get the latest and most relevant SAP HANA updates.

Here are the instructions to subscribe to the list:

1. From your mobile device, click here to access to the Product Support “SAP HANA” broadcast list subscribe link. Make sure to have WhatsApp downloaded to your device.

2. After clicking on the subscribe URL, you will see below widget. Click on the WhatsApp box in the widget as shown here.

Monday, 19 June 2017

SAP HANA EXPRESS XSA Application Part 3

We will continue building our XSA application. To recap, we have created an HDI module and Node.js module. Please refer the below links for the same.

Part 1 : HANA XSA MTA project and HDI Module

Part 2 : Node.js Module

Right click on the project name and create new SAP Fiori Master Detail Module. Follow the wizard steps and provide the required information.  ODATA metadata will be of xsodata service from Node.js module.