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May 11, 2015 at 11:52 AM

Connecting DotNet to SAP HANA: Not using ODBC

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Hi,

I cam across this article which states that for efficiency purposes its better to use ADO.NET driver instead of ODBC to connect dotnet with HANA.

http://scn.sap.com/community/developer-center/hana/blog/2014/10/16/bridging-the-gap-between-net-and-hana-using-c

The article says "To start using the new ADO.NET API delivered in SPS 08, you will need to have the latest SAP HANA Client Developer Edition version 1.00.80 installed on your machine or alternatively check the default installation path under C:\Program Files\sap\hdbclient\ado.net. If you have that installed, you should see two folders call v3.5 and v4.5 and clicking through v4.5, you should have the Sap.Data.Hana.v4.5.dll."

We already have SAP HANA studio installed on our machines. So will installing the Client Developer Edition cause conflicts?

Basically we need to place the Sap.Data.Hana.v4.5.dll file at a suitable location because that seems to be the driver to connect dotnet with HANA.

Has someone done this manually instead of installing Client Developer Edition or we just have to install the SAP HANA Client Developer Edition version ?

Thanks,

Samarjit