Calling BAPIs from the SAP Web Application Server

  • by Thomas G. Schuessler, Founder, ARAsoft
  • September 15, 2002
With the SAP Web Application Server 6.10, you can build state-of-the-art web applications in ABAP. Some of the web applications that you want to build will be unrelated to the SAP application components, but in many cases you will need some access to the SAP application functionality. This article shows you, step-by-step, how to find the relevant BAPI metadata in an SAP system (using a 4.6C R/3 system as an example), generate ABAP code in the SAP Web Application Server, and incorporate the generated code into a BSP application written in ABAP using the SAP Web Application Server 6.10.

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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