Installing the connectors

The Qlik SAP Connectors installation package (QlikSAP_x64Setup.exe) includes all the SAP Connectors and they are all installed. The installation package also includes the transports and other required files that are copied to the connector file structure in Windows.

Do the following:

  1. Download the QlikSAP_x64Setup.exe file from the Qlik download site.

    Note: The Qlik connectors are obtained from www.qlik.com. Log on with a registered customer or partner account, select Services > Customer Downloads and then select the Connector tab.
  2. Double-click the QlikSAP_x64Setup.exe.

    The Qlik Connectors installation wizard starts.

  3. Select I agree… and then click Install.

  4. If User Account Control (UAC) is disabled, the installation starts.

  5. If UAC is enabled, the User Account Control dialog is displayed.

    Click Yes to start the installation.

  6. When the installation has completed, click Close.
  7. Restart all of the Qlik Sense Services if the installation is on a Qlik Sense system.

    The SAP Connector is not available in Qlik Sense until all the services are restarted.

Windows folders

The different parts of the connector are installed in different places in the Windows folder structure. The folder for the program installation is:

QlikView: C:\Program Files\Common Files\QlikTech\Custom Data\

Qlik Sense: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Qlik\Custom Data\

The folder for licenses is:

C:\ProgramData\QlikTech\Custom Data\QvSAPConnector

For QlikView, the ScriptBuilder is also contained in this folder.

The folder for the Network Server logs is:

C:\ProgramData\QlikTech\Custom Data\QvSAPConnector\Log

The folder for the Extractor Connector logs is:

C:\ProgramData\QlikTech\Custom Data\QvSAPConnector\Log

The folders for the other connector logs are, where the ellipsis (...) is the connector name (for example, QvSAPInfoProviderConnector or QvSAPSqlConnector):

QlikView: C:\ProgramData\QlikTech\Custom Data\QvSAP...Connector\Log

Qlik Sense: C:\ProgramData\Qlik\Custom Data\QvSAP...Connector\Log

Check the version of the installed release

To check the release version, look at the Details tab on the Properties for one of the connector dll or exe files. If the release version is not correct, manually delete all QvSAP sub folders in:

QlikView: C:\Program Files\Common Files\QlikTech\Custom Data

Qlik Sense: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Qlik\Custom Data

Uninstall the Qlik Connector for SAP from in the Windows Control Panel. Then install Version 7.0 of the connector.

Create and maintain an SAP user ID

Create one or more SAP users that will be used for back-end jobs for Qlik and for administrative tasks in SAP. These users are not intended as Qlik end-users, so only a limited number of SAP users should be created. Creating multiple users increases traceability and enables you to give them different authorizations.

Do the following:

  1. In the SAP system, go to transaction SU01.

  2. Click Create (F8).

  3. Give the user a name and a password.

    Note: Blank space and the following symbols cannot be used in user names or passwords:
    • ";" does not work in QlikView.
    • "%", "=", "\" do not work in Qlik Sense.
  4. On the Logon data tab, assign the user to User Type: Service.

  5. Click Save.

If the installation is an upgrade from a previous version and any of the roles have been updated, update all users assigned to the role:

  1. Go to transaction PFCG.

  2. Enter the role name and click Change Role.

  3. On the User tab, enter the name of the user(s) created above.

  4. Click User comparison.

  5. Click Complete comparison.

  6. Click Save.

After SAP user IDs have been created, each of the Qlik Connectors for SAP can be configured.

Installing the SAP transports

Installing the Qlik SAP Network Server service

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