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This article will discuss how to get started with a hands-on experience of SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data on SAP Business Technology Platform Free Tier plans.

Get an SAP BTP Account


To get started, go to SAP Store to sign up. The video and this blog post guides you through the steps to purchase the Free Tier plans without getting charged initially so you can try it out for free.  Register as a new customer or login as an existing customer to create and setup your global account.

Account setup will take several hours. When it is complete, you will receive a Welcome to SAP Business Technology Platform email with your account information including the URL to the SAP BTP Cockpit.

Please note that free service plan for Data Quality Management microservices is only available in global accounts that are entitled with Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement (CPEA) or Pay-As-You-Go for SAP BTP. If you have already purchased pre-paid blocks, you will need to setup a new global account entitled with CPEA or Pay-As-You-Go. See Using Free Service Plans for additional information.

Start Your SAP BTP Free Tier


After establishing your global account, you can now go to the SAP BTP Cockpit and create a subaccount.

In the Account Explorer, select Create > Subaccount.


Fill in the Display Name and Subdomain and set the Region to Europe (Frankfurt) cf-eu10.

Note that SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data is only available on Frankfurt AWS (eu10) for the multi-environment.


Select Create to start the subaccount creation.


After the subaccount is created, select Enable Cloud Foundry. You can specify your instance and organization names or accept the default names provided.


Then create a space. You must specify a space name and assign space roles to yourself before creating a space.


Now your subaccount is ready to go.

Assign Entitlements


Your SAP BTP account comes with the availability of additional services, like SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data. Before you can enable the services, you need to assign a few entitlements to your subaccount.

Navigate to Global Account > Entitlements > Entity Assignments.

Select your subaccount under Select Entities.


Select Configure Entitlements, and then select Add Service Plans to add the service plans for Data Quality Service and Data Quality Service UI.



Make sure to save the changes.



Enable Data Quality Services


You can now enable the SAP Data Quality Services in the subaccount.

Navigate to Subaccount > Services > Service Marketplace.

Search for Data Quality and select Create to enable the Data Quality Services. Repeat the steps for Data Quality Services UI.



Add a Role Collection


Before you go to the Data Quality Services UI application, you need to setup a role collection and assign yourself to it.

Navigate to Subaccount > Security > Role Collections.

Select the add button to create a new role collection.


Select the newly added role collection from the Role Collections table and select Edit.

You can now select the DQMMICRO_POWERUSER role under the Role Name, and enter your user ID and email under Users.



Save the changes.

Start Data Quality Services UI


Navigate to Subaccount > Services > Instances and Subscriptions.

Select Go to Application to start the Data Quality Services UI.



If you do not see a number on the upper right corner of the Configurations tile (9 in the screenshot above), you may not have configured the user role correctly, or the browser might be using the cache that was saved before you configured the user role. In the latter case, try clearing the browsing cache or use incognito mode on the browser.

Review Documentation and Examples


1.   Service Documentation


You will see Help and Support and Useful Links are available on the lower left corner of the SAP BTP Cockpit for a quick access to helpful resources. Or you can directly access the documentation for SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data.

2.   Postman


We have posted some scripts which can be used with the Postman Service utility (www.getpostman.com). You can find these sample scripts at the public SAP GitHub repository and how to configure then for use with SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data.

We created a video to help you quickly access and use the sample Postman payloads, as well as other helpful videos, that you can access here.

3.   SAP Data Services


For SAP Data Services customers, we have included a built-in transform which integrates SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data.  This was introduced in the SAP Data Services 4.2 SP8 release.

Example Data Services Jobs (Blueprints) can be found here.

You can find more information in the SAP Data Services Reference Guide. See the DQM Microservices section of that guide.

4.   SAP Data Intelligence


For SAP Data Intelligence customers, we have included built-in operators that integrates SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data.

You can find more information in the Repository Objects Reference for SAP Data Intelligence Guide. See the Data Quality grouping under the SAP Data Intelligence Operators section of that guide.

5.   SAP HANA


For SAP HANA customers, we have included built-in operators that integrates SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data on SAP HANA Cloud and SAP HANA 2 on premise.

You can find more information in the Modeling Guide for SAP Web IDE and SAP Business Application Studio. See the DQMm Cleanse section of that guide.

6.   Postman Alternative


Customers may also try SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data via SAP API Business Hub without using Postman or one of the SAP delivered product integrations.

Limitations


If you signed up with CPEA or Pay-As-You-Go, the service is limited to 1,000 transactions or 30 days of usage. Tracking starts with the first transaction that applies to your account. You can see the pricing details on the SAP Discovery Center – SAP Data Quality Management microservice.

Summary


This article has provided you the steps to set up a SAP BTP Free Tier account and enable SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data. Using one of the detailed integration options (Postman, SAP Data Services, SAP Data Intelligence, SAP HANA, or SAP API Business Hub) you should be able to experience the full features of the service against your own test data and validate it against your specific requirements.
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