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SAP S4 HANA Integration with MuleSoft

Demystifying SAP S4 HANA Integration: MuleSoft Connection to Mock API

This article about SAP S4 HANA Integration by our technical team explains how to connect MuleSoft to SAP S4 HANA mock API.

SAP S4 HANA is an Enterprise Resource Planning software tool for companies to perform day-to-day transactions and analyze the data in real time. It is based on SAP HANA in-memory database.

If you need to connect SAP S/4 HANA to MuleSoft then follow the detailed, step-by-step method listed below along with screenshots.

For integrating SAP systems with external services, you need a paid account instance in the SAP Cloud platform. SAP doesn’t provide any option to connect to their system for a trial account. To learn more about the scope of the trial account read here.

There is a workaround for this problem. You can call the API Business Hub for SAP S4 Hana. The response will be trial dummy data. But we can use these APIs to create the integration.

Steps to Use the API Business Hub

Follow the steps listed below to use the SAP API Business Hub

#1) Go to the API Business Hub page and create a trial account: API Business Hub

API Hub

#2) Log in to the API Business Hub and select the ODATA V4 API option. Then select an API type that meets your requirement.

ODATA API

#3) Set up the environment for the API.

#4) Generate the API key and save it for later.

API environment

#5) Now you can make requests to their APIs which will return dummy values.

#6) You can also make requests to those endpoints from the Postman as well.

Postmann

SAP S4 HANA Integration with MuleSoft

Follow the steps listed below to connect SAP S4/HANA to the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform.

#1) As it is returning data, it should be connected with a system layer API.

#2) Create the system layer API. Give an appropriate name to the API.

System layer API

#3)  In the configuration option of the connector, create an HTTP connection. Then in the request section, add the business API URL in the URL section.

#4) In the header subsection, create a header named “APIKEY” and value it as the previously stored API key.

#5) Make a request. If the response is 200, then the connection is established.

In this article, we assumed that the reader has experience working with MuleSoft interfaces.

Conclusion

In this blog post, we have explained how to integrate SAP S4 HANA with MuleSoft. We have included step-by-step instructions along with screenshots to make it easy to follow the process.

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