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With this blog series we provide an update with the latest information on getting started with SAP HANA Cloud on the SAP Cloud Platform.

  1. About SAP HANA Cloud

  2. SAP HANA Cloud Getting Started

  3. SAP HANA Cloud and SAP Business Application Studio

  4. HDI with SAP HANA Cloud <=

  5. SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office and SAP HANA Cloud <=

  6. Cloud Foundry Advanced (space travel, multiple instances, defining schema names)

  7. SAP HANA Cloud, JWT Provider, and Certificate Collection with Purpose JWT

  8. Data masking and data anonymization

  9. Predictive Analysis Library (PAL) and Automated Predictive Library (APL)

  10. Remote data sources and virtual tables

  11. OData with SAP HANA Cloud

  12. SAP HANA Cloud Graph

  13. Role Attributes

  14. SAP HANA Cloud and Smart Data Integration

For more information about the free trial, see

For the new features overview posts, see

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Hands-On Video Tutorials

What You Will Learn

philip.mugglestone just added a few more video tutorials to the Getting Started with SAP HANA Cloud series, this time about how you can develop business applications accessible for SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office.

In this blog post, you will find the video embedded with some additional information and resources.

The four tutorials take about an hour to watch. What you learn is

  • How to connect SAP Analysis for Office to SAP HANA Cloud via the SAP HANA Analytics Adapter (HAA)

  • How to install and run a business application generator in SAP Business Application Studio

  • How to create a sample HDI Container

  • How to set up a stand-alone scenario

  • How to provide personalised access

  • How to set up an integrated scenario


To bookmark or directly access the YouTube playlist, go to

Sample Code

Because we know your time is precious, we have included code snippets so you can easily and merrily code along. For the GitHub repository with sample code, visit

To download the SAP HANA Analytics Adapter (HAA), go to

Hands On

To follow along, you'll need a (free) SAP BTP trial account. If you are new to the SAP SAP Business Technology Platform, consider watching the onboaring series first.

Also required is an SAP HANA Cloud instance. If you are new to this topic, consider watching this tutorial first.

Learn More

For blogs, answers, downloads, and links to the documentation and other resources, visit the community topic area

SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office


In this tutorial, we learn about the concepts, how to configures development tooling, and how to create an example HDI Container containing a table, example data, and a calculation view.

0:00 - Introduction and scenarios

3:15 - SAP BTP Cockpit and prerequisites

3:40 - Create Full Stack Cloud Application dev space for SAP Business Application Studio

4:30 - Copy source code URL from GitHub sales repository 

5:00 - Clone from Git

5:45 - Build and deploy MTA project

6:30 - SAP BTP Cockpit and deployment artifacts

6:50 - Bind project to HDI container and open in SAP HANA database explorer

8:30 - Session Info

9:10 - Calculation View editor in SAP Business Application Studio

SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office


In this tutorial, we learn how set up a standalone scenario where SAP HANA analytics adapter is configured to access an existing HDI container.

0:00 - Introduction

0:45 - Install SAP Partner Engineering extension in SAP Business Application Studio

1:30 - Install SAP HANA Academy yeoman generators

1:45 - Open template wizard and run the SAP HANA Academy HAA generator

3:30 - Project code walkthrough

5:00 - Download SAP HANA Analytics Adapter (HAA) from the SAP Development Tools

5:50 - Copy file to target folder

6:30 - Build and deploy

7:15 - Assign role collection using BTP Cockpit to business user

8:00 - Access App Router 

9:30 - Create connection for SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office

10:30 - Log on as business user and select data source

12:30 - Insert Session Info

SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office


In this tutorial, we learn how to further configure the standalone scenario to provide personalized access without needing to create a shadow user SAP HANA for each and every business user.

0:00 - Introduction

1:10 - Run command yo saphanaacademy-haa:update

2:15 - Code review

3:15 - Run command cf-env and restage application  

4:00 - Access SAP HANA Cockpit

5:00 - Download certificate from SAP BTP subaccount 

6:40 - Import certificate 

6:55 - Create JWT identity provider

7:40 - Create certificate collection for purpose JWT

8:45 - Refresh sheet in Microsoft Excel

9:30 - Code review

12:45 - Assign role to runtime user

14:30 - Insert Dynamic Calculation View as data source in Microsoft Excel

SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office


In this tutorial, we learn how to set up an integrated scenario where SAP HANA analytics adapter is configured as a component of the main business application.

0:00 - Introduction

1:20 - Open the template wizard for SAP HANA Academy CAP

2:45 - Include and configure HANA Analytics Adapter (HAA)

3:50 - Code review

5:00 - Copy HAA web archive file to target folder

5:30 - Build and deploy project

6:30 - Artifacts review in BTP cockpit 

7:40 - Assign role collection to business user

8:20 - Verify app router

9:20 - Verify HAA

10:00 - Access app as data source in SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office 

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Over the years, for the SAP HANA Academy, SAP’s Partner Innovation Lab, and à titre personnel, I have written a little over 300 posts here for the SAP Community. Some articles only reached a few readers. Others attracted quite a few more.

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