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Installing SAP HANA HDB Client (Linux)

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.

aplata-sapAdrian PlataOctober 28, 2020
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April 13, 2018
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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

    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. For instructions on downloading and running the Download Manager, see either the Installing SAP HANA 2.0, express edition (Binary Installer Method) or Installing SAP HANA 2.0, express edition (Virtual Machine Method) tutorials, or go straight to the SAP HANA, express edition registration page.

    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:

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

      This extracts the following files and their contents:

      • hana_ml- <version>.tar.gz

      • hana.ml.r- <version>.tar.gz

      • hdb_client_linux_x86_64.tgz

      • xs.onpremise.runtime.client_linuxx86_64.zip

  • Step 2

    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:

      bash
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      cd <your_destination>
      
    2. Unpack the file:

      bash
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      sudo tar -xvzf <unzipped_filepath>/hdb_client_linux_x86_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:

      bash
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      cd HDB_CLIENT_LINUX_X86_64
      sudo ./hdbinst
      

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

  • Step 3

    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 a SAP HANA 2.0, express edition system using either JDBC or Python:

    Use Clients to Query an SAP HANA Database

  • Step 5

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

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    sudo <unzipped_filepath>/HDB_CLIENT_<version>/hdbuninst
    

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

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