Introducing the SAP Java IDoc Class Library Part 1: An Easier Way to Write Java Programs That Create and Send IDocs to an SAP System

  • by Robert Chu, Integration and Certification Center, SAP Labs
  • September 15, 2003
Writing programs that exchange Intermediate Documents (IDocs) with an SAP system has traditionally been difficult, requiring you to either spend considerable time and effort writing complex custom code or license expensive third-party middleware. But it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. This article, the first in a two-part series, introduces the new SAP Java IDoc Class Library, a free add-on to the SAP Java Connector. Through many working examples, you will learn how to use this library to write efficient and reliable Java programs that compose and send IDocs to an SAP system (i.e., IDoc client programs), and how to implement robust transactional RFC (tRFC) management for the IDoc client programs.

Robert Chu

Robert Chu joined SAP at the end of 1996. He currently works for the Integration and Certification Center at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California. Prior to this, he worked in technical consulting and training at SAP America and SAP Asia. Robert’s current focus is the SAP integration technologies. He has been regularly teaching classes in this area at SAP training centers and is the main author of the BIT531 training course, as well as a few other internal workshops. Robert has spoken at the past three SAP TechEd events. In addition to his SAP expertise, he is also an SCEA (Sun Certified Enterprise Architect) for J2EE, an MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer), and an MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer).

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