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SQL Server as Data Source (via DB Connect )for BI 7.0 based on Linux (x64)

Hi all,

we want to extract data directly from a SQL Server database by using DB Connect within BI 7.0. Our BI system is based on Linux (x64) with DB2 V9 as DBMS. Unfortunately there is no SQL Server client software and no SQL Server specific SAP-DB-Library for Linux as operating system available.

Having an additional Windows Application Server (for managing the SQL Server connection) or installing a SAP Web AS on the SQL Server database Server (for connecting BI to this WAS) is no reasonable workaround for us.

Does anybody know a reasonable solution for connecting BI (based on a non-Windows platform) to SQL Server for data extraction? Assuming the data volume to be extracted is small: Could it be a solution to couple BI and SQL Server by using XI / PI in the middle?

More background info can be found in SAP Notes 178949, 323151, 400818, 512739 or SAP Help http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw70/helpdata/EN/58/54f9c1562d104c9465dabd816f3f24/frameset.htm

Any solution is appriciated...

Thanks

Heiko

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    Posted on Aug 14, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Meanwhile we found a solution.

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