The following section describes the loading of the SAP extraction data into a Custom list on a SharePoint server.

Requirements #

To extract data into a SharePoint Custom list, you need either your own SharePoint 2013 server or access to a SharePoint Online system as part of Office365.

If your SharePoint server isn’t configured for remote access already, go to Central Administration -> Application Management -> Configure alternate access mappings and add an appropriate mapping for the zone “Internet”.

Connection #

Adding a Destination #

  1. In the main window of the Designer, navigate to Server > Manage Destinations. The window “Manage Destinations” opens.
  2. Click [Add] to create a new destination. The window “Destination Details” opens.
  3. Enter a Name for the destination.
  4. Select the destination Type from the drop-down menu.

Destination Details #

XU_Sharepoint_Dest

SharePoint on-premises or SharePoint Online
Select the type of SharePoint environment you are going to export to.

Site URL
Enter the URL of your SharePoint server here (optionally including sub-directories if you want to export into a specific site on the server). Make sure you only enter the base path, omit page information a browser might show you in the address line like _layouts/15/start.aspx#/ or similar.

User
Enter your SharePoint user name.

Password
Enter the password for your SharePoint user account.

Test connection
Check the database connection.

Settings #

Opening destination settings #

  1. In the main window of the designer choose the extraction with the destination type SharePoint.
  2. Click [Destination]. The window “Destination Settings” opens. Destination-settings

The following settings can be defined for the destination:

Destination Settings #

SharePointExtractionSpecificSettings

File Name #

File Name determines the name of the target table. You have the following options:

  • Same as name of SAP object: Copy the name of the SAP object
  • Same as name of extraction: Adopt name of extraction
  • Custom: Here you can define your own name.
  • Append timestamp: adds the timestamp in the UTC format (_YYYY_MM_DD_hh_mm_ss_fff) to the file name of the extraction.

Column Name Style #

Defines the style of the column name. Following options are available:

column_name_style_options

  • Code: The SAP technical column name is used as column name in the destination e.g., MAKTX.
  • PrefixedCode: The SAP technical column name is prefixed by SAP object name and the tilde character e.g., MAKT~MAKTX
  • CodeAndText: The SAP technical column name and the SAP description separated by an underscore are used as column name in the destination e.g., MAKTX_Material Description (Short Text).
  • TextAndCode: The SAP description and the SAP technical column name description separated by an underscore are used as column name in the destination e.g., Material Description (Short Text)_MAKTX.
  • Text: The SAP description is used as column name in the destination e.g., Material Description (Short Text).

Mode #

  • Drop, Create & Insert: Creates a new list on the SharePoint system, deleting any previous list with the same name.
  • Create if not exists & Merge: Merges data with an existing list or creates a new list, if none with the specified name is found.
  • Truncate & Insert: Deletes all rows in the list and fills it with the new exported data. It differs from “Drop, Create & Insert” by not deleting the list or any associated information.
  • Merge only: Merges rows, without deleting rows or the list itself
  • Max. threads (expert option): Sets the number of threads for communication with the SharePoint server.

Note: Increasing the thread number may increase the upload speed, depending on the server and network setup. Setting the value to 1 slows down the speed significantly, which may help with a heavy load of the SharePoint server or when connection problems occur.

Recommendation: Keep the default value (2) for Max. threads.