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SAP HCP predictive services, Setup your HCP trial SAP HANA MDC instance


SAP HCP predictive services, Setup your HCP trial SAP HANA MDC instance

By Abdel Dadouche

Learn how to setup a SAP HANA MDC instance to be used with the SAP HCP predictive services

You will learn

  • How to setup a SAP HANA instance on SAP HANA Cloud Platform


  1. Log into the SAP HANA Cloud Platform Cockpit with your free trial account and access “Your Personal Developer Account”.

    Click on your HCP Account identifier (which ends with trial) as highlighted on the below screenshot.

    SAP HANA Cloud Platform Cockpit

  2. On the left side bar, you can navigate in Persistence > Databases & Schemas.

    Your Personal Developer Account

  3. On the Databases & Schemas overview page, click on New

  4. Select HANA MDC (< trial >) as the Database System, then complete the form following details information:

    Field Name Value
    Database ID trial
    System User Password Welcome16

    You can choose other values for theses properties. We will make reference to the System User Password as the HANA System Account Password.

    Click on Save

    New Database System

    It will take about 5 to 10 minutes for the creation process to complete.

  5. You can move the next step once the Database started successfully event appears in the list.

    Database Events

  6. Once the HANA MDC instance is created, you will need to connect with the HANA System User in order to complete the system account setup and add all the necessary roles.

    Click on SAP HANA Cockpit.

    Trial Database Overview

  7. You will get prompted to login.

    Enter SYSTEM as user name and the HANA System Account password provided during the instance creation as password.

    Click on Log On.

    SAP HANA Cockpit Login

  8. You will receive an information message stating that your HANA System Account is not authorized to access the SAP HANA Cockpit, but next you will be granted the necessary roles.

    Click on OK.


    Then click on Continue


  9. Next you will gain access to the SAP HANA Cockpit.

    SAP HANA Cockpit

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