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Create a Destination within the Cloud Foundry Environment

2019-04-23

Create a destination within the SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry Environment to allow access to the Northwind OData services.

You will learn

  • How to configure a basic destination
  • What some of the Web IDE specific properties are
  • How to specify the Web IDE usage parameter for a generic OData service

Destinations are key building blocks in SAP Cloud Platform, and are used to define connections for outbound communication from your application to remote systems. These remote systems can be on-premises or in the cloud.

A destination has a name, a URL, authentication details, and some other configuration details.

The destination you will define here is for the set of OData services known as the “Northwind” services, which are publicly available and hosted by OASIS at https://services.odata.org.

The Northwind OData services comes in several versions. The tutorials currently use either V2 (https://services.odata.org/V2/Northwind/Northwind.svc/) or V4 (https://services.odata.org/V4/Northwind/Northwind.svc/). To support both versions, and other versions that may be added later, you will create a generic connection to the Northwind service. The exact path - and exact version - will be configured in later tutorials.


Step 1: Log into SAP Cloud Platform

Go to https://account.hanatrial.ondemand.com and log in to your SAP Cloud Platform cockpit.

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Step 2: Go to the Cloud Foundry Environment

Click the Cloud Foundry Trial tile.

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Step 3: Access your sub-account

Click on the tile of your Cloud Foundry sub-account.

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Step 4: Open the Destinations view

Click on the Destinations button on the left panel.

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Step 5: Create new destination

Click New Destination to open a new destination configuration form.

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Step 6: Confirm data

Enter/confirm all fields in the destination configuration section with the information below.

Field Name Value
Name Northwind
Type HTTP
Description Northwind OData services
URL https://services.odata.org
Proxy Type Internet
Authentication NoAuthentication

Do not use the entire path for the URL. The URL should only be https://services.odata.org

When you specify a URL with the HTTPS scheme, a checkbox Use default JDK truststore will appear. Ensure that this is checked.

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Step 7: Check the connection

Click on the Check Connection icon on the newly created Destination to see if everything works.

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