How can I connect Anaplan to Talend using Anaplan Jar Modules

nehanayal
Occasional Contributor

How can I connect Anaplan to Talend using Anaplan Jar Modules

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How can I test if this jar library module is running fine.

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Along with this jar file, I also have keystore(jks), pem files too.

 

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Stacey_Gibbens
Certified Master Anaplanner

Re: How can I connect Anaplan to Talend using Anaplan Jar Modules

Hi @nehanayal 

I am curious how you want to use Talend to manage AnaplanConnect, as the BI Team in my organization uses Talend for our ETL processes and I manage job schedules through the portal.  However, I am not using Talend directly with AnaplanConnect.  Instead, I have a different scheduler tool that kicks off the AnaplanConnect batch scripts for imports and export in Anaplan, and then stages files for Talend to pick up and process back to our data warehouse.  Are you attempting to use Talend as a scheduler to run AnaplanConnect batch scripts?

The way I set up our implementation, the AnaplanConnect installation is housed on a server with Java installed along with my keystore.  The scheduler calls the AnaplanConnect batch files that I wrote, which run on the server and use the key in my keystore to authenticate to Anaplan and run the actions specified in the batch files.

I think you'll need to write your AnaplanConnect batch scripts and make sure they function properly when run from the server with your installation and keystore.  Then, you may be able to call the batch files via a Talend schedule.  But, you would call the batch files you write, not the .jar file you mention.  The .jar file is used by the "AnaplanClient.bat" (or "AnaplanClient.sh if you're using linux).  The "AnaplanClient.bat" file is used by the batch scripts you write to execute actions within your models.  

Did you see the batch file examples in the installation directory related to using a java keystore?  I think they would help you a lot.  Once you get a batch file with the keystore certificate authentication process working properly, you should be able call the batch file using Talend scheduler.  

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Hope this helps!

Stacey

 

nehanayal
Occasional Contributor

Re: How can I connect Anaplan to Talend using Anaplan Jar Modules

To connect using keystore i need to write a batch file.

Can we write this using Java code? If yes can you help me with the sample.

nehanayal
Occasional Contributor

Re: How can I connect Anaplan to Talend using Anaplan Jar Modules

Hi @Stacey_Gibbens 

 

Below is the Java Code Written which I found from Anaplan Community.

Can you please let me know how I can a generate authentication using below code, also any operations I can perform to connect to anaplan

 

 

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System.out.println("The strings are created below");
char[] password = "<keystore password>".toCharArray();
String alias = "<your alias name heere>";
String keystoreFilename = "<path to you keystore.jks>";
String ServiceUrl="https://api.anaplan.com";
String AuthUrl="https://auth.anaplan.com";
SecureRandom random = new SecureRandom();
random.setSeed(System.currentTimeMillis());
byte bytes[] = new byte[150];
random.nextBytes(bytes);
String encodedData = Base64.getEncoder().encodeToString(bytes);
try {
KeyStore ks = KeyStore.getInstance(KeyStore.getDefaultType());
System.out.println("KeyStore : " + ks);
FileInputStream fis = new FileInputStream(keystoreFilename);
ks.load(fis, password);
PrivateKey key = (PrivateKey)ks.getKey(alias, password);
System.out.println("Password: " + key);
String signatureAlgorithm = "SHA512withRSA";

Signature sig = Signature.getInstance(signatureAlgorithm);
System.out.println("Signature: " + sig);
sig.initSign(key);
sig.update(bytes);
byte[] signature_bytes = sig.sign();
String encodedData_signed = Base64.getEncoder().encodeToString(signature_bytes);
System.out.println("Encoded signed data: " + encodedData_signed);

} catch (KeyStoreException e) {
// TODO Auto-generated catch block
e.printStackTrace();
} catch (FileNotFoundException e) {
// TODO Auto-generated catch block
e.printStackTrace();
} catch (GeneralSecurityException e) {
// TODO Auto-generated catch block
e.printStackTrace();
} catch (IOException e) {
// TODO Auto-generated catch block
e.printStackTrace();
} System.out.println("Encoded data: " + encodedData);

 

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Stacey_Gibbens
Certified Master Anaplanner

Re: How can I connect Anaplan to Talend using Anaplan Jar Modules

Hi @nehanayal 

I'm sorry, I am not a Java developer -- I wrote our AnaplanConnect processes with Windows Batch files.  Here's an example that was provided to me when I first implemented our CA certificate.... something that I have just started looking at again, because our CA cert will be expiring soon.  This batch file should be run from the same directory where the AnaplanClient.bat file is located (see the line starting "set Command=.\AnaplanClient.bat" which calls the AnaplanConnect client, indicates the client is in the same directory as the batch file that calls it). 

@echo off

rem This example lists a user's workspaces

set ServiceLocation="https://api.anaplan.com/"
set Keystore="C:\Your Cert Name Here.jks"
set KeystoreAlias="YourKeystoreAlias"
set KeystorePassword="YourKeystorePassword"
set WorkspaceId="Enter WS ID Here"
set ModelId="Enter Model ID here"
set Operation=-service "https://api.anaplan.com" -auth "https://auth.anaplan.com" -W

rem *** End of settings - Do not edit below this line ***

setlocal enableextensions enabledelayedexpansion || exit /b 1
cd %~dp0
set Command=.\AnaplanClient.bat -s %ServiceLocation% -k %Keystore% -ka %KeystoreAlias% -kp %KeystorePassword% -workspace %WorkspaceId% -model %ModelId% %Operation%
@echo %Command%
cmd /c %Command%
pause

 

Did you download the entire AnaplanConnect package?  Also, are you implementing an older version of AnaplanConnect on purpose?  There are newer versions that might be more useful.  It sounds like you might be missing some key guidance available online:
https://help.anaplan.com/03144015-44e0-4f28-8cee-13e7ae9d9077-Anaplan-Connect

https://community.anaplan.com/t5/How-To/Start-Here-Anaplan-Connect-2-0-and-JDBC-Connectivity/ta-p/11... 

https://community.anaplan.com/t5/How-To/Anaplan-Connect-2-0-Approaches-to-Anaplan-integration-using-...

Best of luck,

Stacey

nehanayal
Occasional Contributor

Re: How can I connect Anaplan to Talend using Anaplan Jar Modules

Hi @Stacey_Gibbens 

 

Can you also send me sample of command which helps in triggering an action on Anaplan only

Stacey_Gibbens
Certified Master Anaplanner

Re: How can I connect Anaplan to Talend using Anaplan Jar Modules

@nehanayal 

 

The information in my previous post gives you that.  Truly, you should review all the information in the links I provided and download a full copy of the AnaplanConnect package.  It seems likely that you are trying to work with only a partial package and without reading all of the documentation.

 

Good luck,

Stacey

nehanayal
Occasional Contributor

Re: How can I connect Anaplan to Talend using Anaplan Jar Modules

Hi @Stacey_Gibbens 

 

Actually I wanted to know if its possible to create an action using command line/shell script

Instead of creating an action in anaplan.

 

Anyways Iam able to run these commands through Talend as well and now Iam able to perform import/export using these commands.

 

Thank you so much for your support