This article helps you connect your externally hosted database and assumes that you have already prepared your database to make it usable. More information on how to prepare your database is available on the Preparing your hosted database for Relational Data page.
For Emarsys to successfully access your database, it needs to be configured as follows:
- Grant the
SELECTprivilege to the user for the used schema.
- Add the following IP addresses to the relevant allowlist:
This Relational Data connector only connects to the HANA in-memory database and will only show views created in HANA Studio as well as all existing tables.
This connector does not support virtual views such as CDS, meaning that the views available in S4 are not accessible via this connector.
Setting up the connection
The first step in using Relational Data is to set up the connection between your database and Emarsys.
- In the Emarsys platform, go to Add-ons > Relational Data > Connections.
- In the top right corner in Connections, click Create New Connection.
- Select SAP HANA Cloud.
- Configure your connection as follows:
- Connection Name: the reference you want to give to your connection, can be the same as the DB name.
This cannot contain spaces and should use underscores instead.
Instance ID: This is the ID of the instance that you want us to connect to. The ID contains 36 character digits, the word HANA, subaccount name and an indication of where the database is hosted. You can find this in the Database overview in SAP Hana in the Host field. There is no need to copy the
.hanacloud.ondemand.comsection, this part is automatically added to all IDs. An example of what to copy:
- User name: login name for the HANA user you want to use for this connection.
- Password: password for the HANA user you want to use for this connection.
- Schema (optional): the database schema you want to use, leave empty to use the default schema.
- Connection parameters (optional): specify additional JDBC connection parameters you would like to use when establishing the connection.
All fields are case-sensitive!
- When you finished adding all the necessary data, Test your connection.
- Click Save to create the connector you just set up