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RE Design Studio sdk / Data Services interaction

Can anyone help?

I am attempting to verify if it is even logical for me to entertain a customer requirement.

Requirement: build a Custom Extension for a Design Studio app that allows users to initiate a ETL (Data Services).

Any input or references to research are appreciated, I have been in and out of everything I can find and have yet to land on a answer.

Thanks in Advance!

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  • Apr 27, 2017 at 07:16 AM

    Hi Keith,

    From a technical perspective, the only way you could integrate Data Services with the Design Studio SDK is if Data Services has a web service-based API. From my quick search, I couldn't find the existence of such an API.

    Now from a practical perspective, even if such an API for integration existed, I would ask the question of the business case for such an integration with Design Studio. What exactly does your customer want to achieve with this integration? I am almost certain that for this particular use case, Design Studio would not be the appropriate tool.

    Regards,

    Mustafa.

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  • Apr 27, 2017 at 09:17 AM

    Keith - I agree with Mustafa about the use case, but it did get me thinking

    If you are thinking using something like Web Intelligence as a data source, then APOS has an add-on for that; perhaps check that out.

    I also attended a Visual BI webcast this week, and they are planning a "Web Services" as a data source feature in the future. I don't know how or if that web service would work with Data Services.

    Extension directory is at https://analytics-extensions.enter.sap if you want to contact these partners for their solutions.

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