Connecting Yellowfin to SAP ECC
I am researching connecting Yellowfin to SAP ECC directly, and came across this recommendation.
"We wouldn't recommend that you try connecting straight to the SAP database, and neither would SAP. The application layer of SAP transforms the data, so what's in the database is not what the end user sees."
Assuming I know the data in the table I am connecting to, and can make sense out of it, does Yellowfin still not recommend connecting directly to SAP? I tested this and technically, the connection works.
If the recommendation is still not to connect directly, what is the technical basis for this recommendation?