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Mholsen Member
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Implementation 2.0 SAP Connector

Hi,

 

I have been testing the new Implementation 2.0 SAP Connector against our SAP BW system explained here:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/desktop-sap-bw-connector

 

It works beautifully when using Desktop with significantly lower memory usage and faster execution than the 1.0 version.

However, when I publish to the PBI Service and try to use our gateway to refresh the data, I get the following error:

Error.PNG

 

 

 

Do I have to install something on the VM running the gateway?

 

I tried to install the SAP Connector for Microsoft .NET 3.0.20.0 for Windows 64-bit (x64) as zip file (7.180 KB), January 16, 2018 on the VM, but it still doesn't work.

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S_loke Regular Visitor
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Re: Implementation 2.0 SAP Connector

Just an update that with June deployment of the gateway, this is now working as expected with the reports being to be refreshed on PBI service

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S_loke Regular Visitor
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Re: Implementation 2.0 SAP Connector

Hi,

 

The error message you have posted seems slightly different to the original thread although root cause may be the same.

 

The symptom that the original issue was related is:

  • BW 2.0 connector refreshes sucessfully on Desktop
  • Same PBIX BW 2.0 connector fails on Service

The fix was to update the gateway with June patch (released 29th June - version 14.16.6745.2)

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/on-premises-data-gateway-june-update-is-now-available/

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Moderator v-yuezhe-msft
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Re: Implementation 2.0 SAP Connector

@Mholsen,

Can you successfully refresh data in Power BI Desktop? The above error message mentions Group Perfect Purchase Orders  table, please check if there are any issues in this table in Power BI Desktop.

In addition, please make sure that you are able to connect to SAP BW from clients which are installed in the same machine with gateway.

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Lydia

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Mholsen Member
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Re: Implementation 2.0 SAP Connector

Thanks for the reply.

Yes, connecting and updating the data in Desktop works perfectly.

The VM running the gateway has a user with access to BW, and when setting up the connection in the PBI Gateway Manager it checks as working.

 

So I'm guessing that the problem is with the gateway software not having the BasXml.Gzip execution file.

Does that have to be installed separately? 

andaloris
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Re: Implementation 2.0 SAP Connector

Hello,

 

I guess you have to wait for June version of the gateway, which may include the new mashup engine able to use the installed 2.0 connector.

 

Regards.

Mholsen Member
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Re: Implementation 2.0 SAP Connector

Year, it looks like it.

Strange though that MS will release a new connector that doesn't work with their gateway...

S_loke Regular Visitor
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Re: Implementation 2.0 SAP Connector

having the exact same symptoms

 

local client has desktop (june) and .NET installed with the PBIX refreshing as expected

 

Gateway on VM is patched with June desktop and .NET

 

However, once the PBIX is published and setup with the gateway, the error message is encountered.  Hopefully it is as simple as waiting for June gateway deployment.

 

 

S_loke Regular Visitor
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Re: Implementation 2.0 SAP Connector

Just an update that with June deployment of the gateway, this is now working as expected with the reports being to be refreshed on PBI service

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tap Frequent Visitor
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Re: Implementation 2.0 SAP Connector

Says this is resolved but I am still experiencing this issue. 2018-07-17_09-52-05.png

S_loke Regular Visitor
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Re: Implementation 2.0 SAP Connector

Hi,

 

The error message you have posted seems slightly different to the original thread although root cause may be the same.

 

The symptom that the original issue was related is:

  • BW 2.0 connector refreshes sucessfully on Desktop
  • Same PBIX BW 2.0 connector fails on Service

The fix was to update the gateway with June patch (released 29th June - version 14.16.6745.2)

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/on-premises-data-gateway-june-update-is-now-available/

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Mholsen Member
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Re: Implementation 2.0 SAP Connector

After the update, it appears that the refresh is now also working on the service.

I can also add that the refresh is much faster to complete and less resource intensive on the SAP BW side.

Now we just need to figure out the security settings, but that's unrelated to this thread.

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