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Installing SAP HANA HDB Client (Linux)

10/01/2018

Install the client package if you intend to develop XS applications on a machine that will not have a local SAP HANA 2.0, express edition installation.

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How to install the SAP HANA client on a Linux machine, using either a graphical user interface or a command line.


The server machine in these instructions refers to the laptop on which SAP HANA 2.0, express edition is installed, while client machine refers to your local machine. You do not need to install the two on the same machine or VM.

The clients let you access SAP HANA 2.0, express edition, from your client machine. This is the Reduced SAP Client package.

The clients included with the SAP HANA HDB client software package are:

  • JDBC

  • ODBC

  • SQLDBC

  • ODBO/MDX

  • Python (PyDBAPI)

  • ADO.NET

To install the SAP HANA HDB client on a Windows machine, use either a graphical user interface or a command line.

Step 1: Download the client package

Install the Download Manager to your client machine and download the client package.

  1. Save the Download Manager installation files to your client machine and open it.

  2. In Download Manager, in the Image menu, select either Virtual Machine or Binary Installer.

  3. Click Browse and select a directory where your client package will be saved.

  4. Select the Clients (Linux X86/64) package. Clear the Select boxes of all other packages.

  5. Click Download. The clients_linux_x86_64.tgz file downloads to your save directory.

  6. Extract the compressed clients file:

    Navigate to the directory in which you wish to extract the client files and use the tar command:

    cd <preferred_filepath>
    sudo tar <download_filepath>/clients_linux_x86_64.tgz
    

    This extracts the following files and their contents:

    • hana_ml-.tar.gz

    • hdb_client_linux_x86_64.tgz

    • xs.onpremise.runtime.client_linuxx86_64.zip

Step 2: Install the SAP HANA HDB client

To install the SAP HANA client on a Linux machine, do the following:

  1. Go to the directory where you wish to unpack the hdb_client_linux_x86_64.tgz files:

    cd <your_destination>
    
  2. Unpack the file:

    sudo tar -xvzf <unzipped_filepath>/hdb_client_linux_x84_64.tgz
    

    The directory HDB_CLIENT_LINUX_X86_64 is created.

  3. Navigate to the HDB_CLIENT_LINUX_X86_64 directory and run hdbinst to start the installer:

    cd HDB_CLIENT_LINUX_X86_64
    sudo ./hdbinst
    

    Follow the instructions on the screen to install the SAP HANA client.

Step 3: Log the installation

The system automatically logs the SAP HANA HDB client installation. The log files are stored at /var/temp/hdb_client_<time_stamp> for Linux.

Step 4: Connect to SAP HANA, express edition

Connect to a SAP HANA 2.0, express edition system using either JDBC or Python.

See these Tutorials:

Step 5: Uninstall the SAP HANA HDB client

Each installation has its own uninstallation tool. Use the hdbuninst command to uninstall the client software from your command prompt.

sudo <unzipped_filepath>/HDB_CLIENT_<version>/hdbuninst

Follow the instructions on the screen to uninstall the SAP HANA HDB client.

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