SAP OData connection

You can create a connection asset for SAP OData in a project or in a catalog. If you have a Watson Machine Learning service instance, you can promote the connection asset from a project to a deployment space. 

Use the SAP OData connection to extract data from a SAP system through its exposed OData services.

Supported tools

These tools support SAP OData connections:

  • Data Refinery
  • SPSS Modeler


  • For Data Refinery, you can use this connection only as a source. You cannot use this connection as a target connection or as a target connected data asset. 
  • For SPSS Modeler, you can use this connection only to import data. You cannot export data to this connection or to a SAP OData connected data asset. 

Supported SAP OData products

The SAP OData connection is supported on SAP products that support the OData protocol version 2 or version 4. Example products are S4/HANA (on premises or cloud), ERP, and CRM.

SAP OData setup

See Prerequisites for using the SAP ODATA Connector for the SAP Gateway setup instructions. (Ignore the steps for DataStage.)

Supported encryption

(Optional) SSL certificate or SSL certificate file


  • API Key
  • Basic
  • None

Watson Studio and Watson Knowledge Catalog plans

The SAP OData connection is available on these plans:

  • Watson Studio: Enterprise
  • Watson Knowledge Catalog: Professional