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Helena Nacinovic

Helena is a Solution & Product Marketing Senior Specialist and Instructional Designer at SAP. An enthusiast about learning new things, she's passionate about digital media, technology, and digital learning in all its forms.

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Creating connections is critical to having access to the right data – and getting insights from this data – from SAP Analytics Cloud. Learn more about it here.

To see the value in your data, you’ll have to make sure that you have access to this data from SAP Analytics Cloud by creating a data connection. Depending on where the data is stored, you will need to follow different steps to create the connection. With SAP Analytics Cloud, you can connect to data in different types of databases, as well as on-premise and cloud data storage.

When creating a connection, you can choose to setup a live data connection that is constantly updated or to import data when needed via a connection. Please note that for planning processes, SAP Analytics Cloud only supports import connections.

To get a quick overview of the Connections environment, please see our Guided Playlist about different types of connections:

And for detailed tutorials about connecting to every supported database or source, please see the SAP Analytics Cloud Connection Guide.

Trial Data Connections

If you are a trial user, there are some limitations to the types of data connections you can create. Please see the list below for all available connections during your trial:

  • Connect to Live Data – SAP BW, SAP Datawarehouse, SAP Hana Cloud
  • Acquired Data – SAP Business ByDesign Analytics, SAP Cloud for Customer, SAP Cloud for Customer Analytics, SAP HANA, SAP Integrated Business Planning, SAP S/4 HANA, SAP SuccessFactors, Dow Jones, Google Big Query, Google Drive, OData Services, Qualtrics

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