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MYSQL ODBC Connection can't find DB catalog and tables in IDT.

Hi everybody,

I have created a relational connection to a MYSQL 5 database through MYSQL ODBC driver. Connection test is succesfull. There are more than 1 databases in the MYSQL server. However, I realized that if don't choose any database as the default one while creating DSN, I cant see any DB catalog in IDT. If I choose one, I can see the tables only for the regarding database.

Moreover i can still write SQL commands on derived tables in data foundation and get the result regardless of the databases and its tables. But I cant directly use the DB tables as you suppose. I have connected to many MSSQL DB servers before and never experienced such a case. To me, it looks like a bug but maybe it is possible to get this over maybe with a parametric update. BO version is 4.0 SP6 Patch 3.

Has anybody faced such an issue and found any solution?

Thanks for all,


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    Posted on May 09, 2014 at 02:06 PM

    Hi Ceyhun,

    I try this on our test systems. I encounter same situation.

    BO: SAP BO 4.1 SP3


    This may not be a bug. it may be related MYSQL Driver behavior.

    So, you can try this workaround,

    1. Create a connection for each DB

    2. Create a Multi Source Data foundation.

    3. Use all of required connection in this Data Foundation.

    Best Regards.


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      Hi Sinan,

      Thanks for your interest and suggestions.

      Because of there are 15 different databases in the server and it will be more, it'd be kinda difficult to manage and handle the work load of using Multi Source Data foundation for this case. So, It looks like we will stay by writing sql sentences on derived tables.

      It sounds a bit interesting to me. You can connect to the DB, get the data set by SQL sentences but the tables dont show up under the connection. Maybe, ODBC driver has to be upgraded in coordination of SAP and ORACLE. I will create an OSS message for this and share the outcome here.

      Thanks again,

      Hope to see you soon 😊



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