Connecting to SAP BusinessObjects BI
Establishing a Connection shows how to authenticate to SAP BusinessObjects BI and configure any necessary connection properties. You can create a connection profile by clicking Get Data and selecting From SAP BusinessObjects BI on the CData ribbon.
You can also configure add-in capabilities through the available Connection properties, from data modeling to firewall traversal. The Advanced Settings section shows how to set up more advanced add-in configurations and troubleshoot connection errors.
Configuring a Connection Profile
You can configure access control in a connection profile by defining the operations allowed against SAP BusinessObjects BI data and store the profile in the workbook to make the workbook easy to share. See Managing Connections for more configuration options for connection profiles.
Connecting from Excel
The add-in adds controls to the Excel ribbon, standard Excel formulas, and VBA classes for writing macros.
SAP BusinessObjects BI Version Support
The add-in leverages the SAPBusinessObjectsBI API to enable bidirectional access to SAPBusinessObjectsBI.
- See Using the Excel Add-In to work with SAP BusinessObjects BI data from the CData ribbon.
- By Writing Parameterized Queries in the From SAP BusinessObjects BI dialog, you can easily create a dynamic spreadsheet based on an underlying SQL SELECT query. Cell values provide the query's input parameters.
- Use the CData Excel Formulas to execute multiple queries from the same sheet or to use cells and ranges to manipulate SAP BusinessObjects BI data.
- See Using the Excel Add-In (VBA) to write macros that can automate any of the capabilities available on the ribbon.