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SAP Connector / Step

SAP Input

Pentaho/SAP Connector

License

Open SourceOpen Source

TBD

Developed/supported by

Aschauer EDV GmbH

it-novum GmbH

Distribution

Included

Plug-In

Supported PDI Versions

7.x, 8.x

7.x, 8.x

Connection Method

RFC via SAP JCo

RFC via SAP JCo

Table Access

via RFC_READ_TABLE
or customized RFC/BAPI

via RFC_READ_TABLE

Partial table load (filter)

yes

yes

Chunk loading of big tables

via customization

via customization

Unlimited record length

via customization

via customization

Data type support for negative packed, floating points and raw hex fields

no

yes

Search for tables/fields in the user interface (data dictionary)

no (Table DD02L could be selected)

yes

Lookup / join functionality

via customization

via customization

Call other RFCs (also for calling functions to read, look-up and write back)

yes

yes

Call BAPIs (also for calling business functions to read, look-up and write back)

yes

yes

Metadata Injectionnoyes
Infocubesnoyes (SAP BW Infocube Input step)
Data Store Objectsnoyes (SAP BW DSO Input step)



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