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Create a Destination in the SAP BTP Cockpit

Create a destination in the SAP BTP cockpit to allow application access to the Northwind OData services.
You will learn
  • How to configure a basic destination
  • What some of the additional properties are for
  • How to specify the SAP Business Application Studio usage parameter for a generic OData service
nicoschoenteichNico GeburekSeptember 23, 2022
Created by
IObert
March 14, 2019

Prerequisites

Destinations are key building blocks in SAP BTP, 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
  • Step 2

    Click on the tile of your Cloud Foundry subaccount.

    subaccount
  • Step 3

    Click on the Destinations button on the left panel and click New Destination to open a new destination configuration form.

    destination
  • Step 4

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

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

    And the following Additional Properties

    Property Name Value
    HTML5.DynamicDestination true
    WebIDEEnabled true

    Do not use the entire path for the URL. The URL should only be https://services.odata.org
    You can find more information on the used properties in the documentation

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

    new destination entered
  • Step 5

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

    check destination function

    What does the popover say?

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