Last Modified Date: 14 Oct 2016
- Tableau Server
- SAP BW
- Ensure that Tableau Server is configured to use a Run As User account. For more information, see Run As User in Tableau Help.
- Sign in to Windows on the computer that is running Tableau Server as the Run As User.
- Run SAP Logon and create the SAP BW server connection.
Option 2Use this option if the Run As User account is set up as a service account and does not have Windows sign-in permissions.
- Sign in to Windows on the computer that is running Tableau Server as an administrator.
- Create an SAPLOGON_INI_FILE system environment variable and set its value to the file path (file name included) of a valid saplogon.ini file (for example, C:\SAP\saplogon.ini).
tabadmin restartto restart Tableau Server. For more information, see tabadmin.
Option 3In order to only have to click the Connect button once, add a system environment variable on the machine running Tableau called SAPLOGON_INI_FILE. This environment variable must point to the location of the saplogon.ini file, which is typically found at:
CauseThe Tableau Server Run As User is not able to access or find a valid saplogon.ini file that is required to connect to an SAP BW server.
- SAP GUI Logon Configuration
- The SAP BW connection logic looks for an saplogon.ini file in the following order:
- File path specified by an SAPLOGON_INI_FILE environment variable.
- Path of Local Configuration Files shown in the SAP Logon Configuration Files dialog.
- XML Configuration File on Server shown in the SAP Logon Configuration Files dialog.
- SAP GUI installation directory.
- Windows directory (C:\Windows).
In some cases, the saplogon.ini can be found at C:\Users\<UserNameHere>\AppData\Roaming\SAP\Common and can override the paths listed above, even when the environment variable has been correctly set.
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