July 30, 2023

tSAPInfoObjectInput – Docs for ESB 7.x


Retrieves InfoObject data from an SAP BW system.

tSAPInfoObjectInput Standard properties

These properties are used to configure tSAPInfoObjectInput running in the Standard Job framework.

The Standard
tSAPInfoObjectInput component belongs to the Business family.

The component in this framework is available in all subscription-based Talend products.

Basic settings

Property Type

Either Built-In or Repository.

  • Built-In: No property data stored centrally.

  • Repository: Select the repository file where the
    properties are stored.

Use an existing connection

Select this check box and from the list displayed select the
relevant connection component to reuse the connection details you have already defined.

When a Job contains a parent Job and a child Job, the list
displayed presents only the connection components in the same Job level.

Server Type

Select the type of the SAP server to be connected, either
Application Server or Message


The SAP system client ID.

UserId and Password

The user connection ID and password.

To enter the password, click the […] button next to the
password field, and then in the pop-up dialog box enter the password between double quotes
and click OK to save the settings.


The language of the SAP system.

Host name

The name or IP address of the host on which the SAP server is

System number

The SAP system number.

This property is available only when Application
is selected from the Server
drop-down list.

System ID

The SAP system ID.

This property is available only when Message
is selected from the Server
drop-down list.

Group Name

The SAP group name.

This property is available only when Message
is selected from the Server
drop-down list.

Schema and Edit schema

A schema is a row description. It defines the number of fields
(columns) to be processed and passed on to the next component. When you create a Spark
Job, avoid the reserved word line when naming the

  • Built-In: You create and store the schema locally for this component

  • Repository: You have already created the schema and stored it in the
    Repository. You can reuse it in various projects and Job designs.


Click Edit
to make changes to the schema. If the current schema is of the Repository type, three options are available:

  • View schema: choose this
    option to view the schema only.

  • Change to built-in property:
    choose this option to change the schema to Built-in for local changes.

  • Update repository connection:
    choose this option to change the schema stored in the repository and decide whether
    to propagate the changes to all the Jobs upon completion. If you just want to
    propagate the changes to the current Job, you can select No upon completion and choose this schema metadata
    again in the Repository Content


Enter the name of the table from which the data will be retrieved.

Info object type

Select the type of the InfoObject data to be retrieved.

Specify a shared destination

Select this check box and specify the shared destination in the
Shared destination name field
displayed. The shared destination allows the SAP components to use the
shared destination on the Talend Runtime when they are executed as part of
an ESB Route or ESB Data Service within the Talend Runtime
container OSGi Environment.

Besides specifying the shared destination name in the component,
you also need to setup the SAP DataSource for the Talend Runtime.
What you need to do to define the SAP DataSource and how to configure it are
described in the readme.txt provided in the Talend ESB
package within the /add-ons/datasource/sap folder.

Note that if you use the component’s own connection configuration,
your SAP connection will be closed at the end of the component. To prevent
this from happening, use a shared destination with its name specified.

Advanced settings

SAP Properties

If you need to use custom configuration for the SAP system being
used, complete this table with the property or properties to be customized.
For example,

This property is not visible when the Use an existing
check box is selected.

tStatCatcher Statistics

Select this check box to gather the Job processing metadata at the Job level
as well as at each component level.

Global Variables

Global Variables

ERROR_MESSAGE: the error message generated by the
component when an error occurs. This is an After variable and it returns a string. This
variable functions only if the Die on error check box is
cleared, if the component has this check box.

A Flow variable functions during the execution of a component while an After variable
functions after the execution of the component.

To fill up a field or expression with a variable, press Ctrl +
to access the variable list and choose the variable to use from it.

For further information about variables, see
Talend Studio

User Guide.


Usage rule

This component is usually used as a start component of a Job or
subJob and it always needs an output link.


Specific jar and dll files provided by SAP must be added to your
Studio and the workstation hosting your Studio. The exact procedure varies
among platforms such as 32-bit or 64-bit Windows or Linux.

  • You can find an example of how to install SAP Java connectors in
    Talend Help Center (https://help.talend.com) and the “Centralizing SAP
    metadata” section in Talend Studio User Guide.

Related scenario

No scenario is available for this component yet.

Document get from Talend https://help.talend.com
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