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Installing SAP Extractor on Windows

Use the steps below to install the SAP Extractor using the Windows installer:

  1. Go to Admin and Settings and then system/Uplink integrations.

  2. Create a new uplink with the type "Connector" (independent of which Connector type you would like to connect).

  3. Copy the keys and save them temporarily as they will be needed later in the process.

  1. Download the installer here.

  2. Run with admin rights, and click the Install button. The installer will check that a proper Java version is installed, and also automatically install the required Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 and 2013 Redistributable Packages.

  3. After successfully checking and installing the respective dependency libraries, the installer will prompt to install the Extractor. Click Next to proceed.

  4. In the next steps of the workflow please enter the Uplink credentials generated in the Set up the Connection in the Celonis Cloud => Admin and Settings step above, and then define the directory where the Extractor should be installed.

  5. After the installation is completed, the Celonis SAP Extractor service will be created in Windows Services, and the installation directory will be populated with the Extractor source files.

To communicate with the Celonis RFC module, the Extractor needs to establish a connection to the SAP system and be able to make RFC calls. For this purpose, we use an industry-standard library - The SAP Java Connector (SAP JCo) - which is maintained and published by SAP itself. The JCo library should be downloaded and set up separately. This involves two steps:

  1. Download the respective package from the SAP Marketplace. This step should be performed by someone who has an SAP Service User (S User), which authorizes users to download software from SAP portals. Usually a customer's SAP BASIS has this access.

  2. Copy the Library files into the dedicated folder ("Celonis SAP Shared") in the Extractor Package. The Library contains 2 files - a Java part “sapjco3.jar”, and an operating system-specific part, for example, sapjco3.[.dll | .so | .sl ]. After downloading the files make sure to copy them to the following folder on the extractor server "\Celonis SAP Shared\jco". The extractor is configured to read the Library from this directory.

Restart the Windows Service Celonis SAP Extractor for the JCo related changes to take effect.