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Create a Destination on SAP Cloud Platform

By lpareek

Create a Destination to allow SAP Cloud Platform to read/write data


You will learn

Destinations are used for the outbound communication of your application to a remote system (which can be a cloud or on-premise system). You will create a destination by giving it a name, URL of the remote system or service, the authentication type, and some other configuration data.

The data source you will use in this tutorial series is called “Northwind”, which is a publicly accessible OData source hosted by

Northwind comes in several versions. The tutorials currently use either V2 ( or V3 ( To support both versions, and other versions that may be added later, you will create a generic connection to the Northwind service. The exact path - and exact version - will be configured in later tutorials.

Step 1: Log into SAP Cloud Platform

Go to and log in to your SAP Cloud Platform cockpit.

SAP Cloud Platform log in page
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Step 2: Create new destination

Select the Destinations tab on the left side, and then click on New Destination to open a new destination configuration form.

Web IDE Destination tab
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Step 3: Confirm data

Enter/confirm all fields in the Destination configuration section with the information below.

Field Name Value
Name Northwind
Description Northwind OData Service
Proxy Type Internet
Authentication NoAuthentication

Do not use the entire path for the URL. The URL should only be

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Step 4: Add properties

Add three Additional Properties fields by clicking on the New Property button once for each property.

Field Name Value
WebIDEEnabled true
WebIDESystem Northwind_Data
WebIDEUsage odata_gen
Completed SAP Cloud Platform destination
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Step 5: Save your destination

Click Save.

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Step 6: Check the Additional Property settings
Select the value of the Web IDE Usage parameter in your destination from the list below and click Validate:

Updated 06/27/2018

Time to Complete

5 Min.



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