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Create a Destination in the SAP BTP cockpit
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Create a Destination in the SAP BTP cockpit

January 29, 2021
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March 14, 2019
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
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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: Enter your trial account

Go to https://account.hanatrial.ondemand.com and log in to your SAP BTP cockpit. Click the Enter Your Trial Account button.

SAP BTP log in page
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Step 2: Access your subaccount

Click on the tile of your Cloud Foundry subaccount.

subaccount
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Step 3: Open the Destinations view

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

destination
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Step 4: Create new destination

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 (enter this property manually as it is not available in the dropdown list)
WebIDEEnabled true
WebIDESystem Northwind
WebIDEUsage odata_gen

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.

new destination entered
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Step 5: Check the connection

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

check destination function
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