SAP Accelerator for Azure DataFactory

SAP Accelerator for DataFactory

= Eviden SAP data ingestion accelerator for Azure DataFactory

1. Scaling data ingest for 100s or 1000s of SAP data sources

Scaling Azure DataFactory SAP setup for a larger number of tables is challenging. For each data source, the following settings must be defined manually:

  • all primary keys each incrementally-updated ingested table
  • SAP ODP source name (for CDS Views)
  • ingest mode (full or incremental - based on the data source type)

Our Accelerator helps you to automate all these steps fully using a simple configuration.

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2. Automate incremental data load

We’ve prepared a python package to effectively merge the CDC events into a Delta table, apply SCD2 transformations to create flat tables registered in the Databricks Unity Catalog, and many more.

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3. Enrich Databricks schema with SAP metadata, fix types

Supports SAP objects ingested using either CDSViews or extractors.

ADF-ingested table schema (TCURR table)

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Table schema fixed by the Eviden SAP Accelerator

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Automatically applied schema changes

  • Primary key definition
  • Missing nullability constraints (NULL or NOT NULL) applied
  • Column comments transfer
  • Data type fixes:
    • Most of the DATE fields are ingested as strings (in multiple formats)
      • DATS date (YYYYMMDD)
      • DATUM_INV integer-based date values
    • DECIMAL length fixes

4. Enable hierarchies extraction

Extracting SAP hierarchies for Cost Centers, Profit Centers and others is not supported. (see issue). Neither SAPI Extractors (0COSTCENTER_0101_HIER, 0GL_ACCOUNT_T011_HIER, …) nor extraction CDSViews (I_CostCenterHierarchyNode work).

Solution: Create a custom CDSView that allows ODP-based extraction.

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Contact us to obtain custom CDSViews for all SAP hierarchies