A Beginner's Guide to Accessing BAPIs with the SAP DCOM Connector

  • by Thomas G. Schuessler, Founder, ARAsoft
  • January 15, 2000
This article will introduce you to the basic design principles behind SAP DCOM Connector (SDC), show you how to build BAPI-enabled applications with SDC in Visual Basic, and discuss some advanced concepts for SDC-based applications. In order to keep things simple, we will assume that our applications are built without MTS. So I will not be covering MTS-specific issues here.

Thomas G. Schuessler

Thomas G. Schuessler is the founder of ARAsoft (www.arasoft.de), a company offering products, consulting, custom development, and training to a worldwide base of customers. The company specializes in integration between SAP and non-SAP components and applications. ARAsoft offers various products for BAPI-enabled programs on the Windows and Java platforms. These products facilitate the development of desktop and Internet applications that communicate with R/3. Thomas is the author of SAP’s BIT525 “Developing BAPI-enabled Web Applications with Visual Basic” and BIT526 “Developing BAPI-enabled Web Applications with Java” classes, which he teaches in Germany and in English-speaking countries. Thomas is a regularly featured speaker at SAP TechEd and SAPPHIRE conferences. Prior to founding ARAsoft in 1993, he worked with SAP AG and SAP America for seven years.

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