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Can I integrate external C/C++ functions with SAP HANA?

Feb 07 at 07:15 AM


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SAP IQ database allows external User defined functions (UDF) written in C/C++ to be integrated with the database. But I could not find any document regarding such a support for the HANA database. Note that I'm NOT looking for UDFs that are written in SQL.

The closest thing I could find was Application Function Library. Also, the answer to this question says that there is an SDK for writing such external functions in SAP HANA.

We have a software application in the form of a shared object (.so). We'd like to provide the database users with some functions/procedures that take advantage of our library and that are callable from the HANA database.

Does SAP HANA provide any support for implementing this?

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Lars Breddemann
Feb 07 at 08:16 AM

With the answer that you've found you already have the answer to your question. SAP HANA's only customer-facing code extension option for C++ libraries is the AFL SDK. There's no "external" UDF functionality like in SAP IQ available.

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