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.hdbcds without namespace


In our project we

  • store data in hana
  • create services from node (XSA)
  • analyze, print and display data with ArcGis

One of our problem is that we would like to use design time artifacts but tables with namespace are not coming up in the ArcGis desktop. I saw that in XSA .hdbcds it is only optional to use the namespaces but I get an error if I try to build the table without it.

To be more straightforward, I would like to create the following:

  • schema name: "MY_SCHEMA"
  • table name: "MY_TABLE"
  • resulting table name "MY_SCHEMA"."MY_TABLE"

If I make the following .hdbcds file:

context test {
@Schema: 'MY_SCHEMA'
entity MY_TABLE {
key id : Integer;
field1 : Integer not null;

...I get the following error: HDI1310031 Namespace "" must be specified for root artifact or via namespace declaration. Please advise!

Thanks in advance,
David Szatmari

Hana version:
WebIDE version: SP02 patch 3 (Build 4.2.20)

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  • Feb 05, 2018 at 01:28 PM


    If you enable seeing hidden files on Web IDE (View-> Show hidden files), you should see a file called ".hdinamespace", you can try deleting it and deleting namespace declarations everywhere else.



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    • Hi, David,

      If I'm getting your comments right, you want to access a plain schema you created from HANA studio, for example. That will not just happen by naming the schema in your HDI container with the same name as your plain schema. The HDI container is a new service that adds a level of abstraction to the database, including some technical users that will access the schema for you. It's not related to your existing schema in any way. You can use CDS there. These will be transported within an mtar file.I strongly suggest you review these concepts before moving on with development.

      If you want to access the objects in a plain schema from your hdi container the steps are described in steps 3, 7 and 8 here: