Need to Understand a BAPI's Parameters? Test-Drive the BAPI Inside SAP!

  • by Thomas G. Schuessler, Founder, ARAsoft
  • November 15, 2000
To write a BAPI-enabled application, you must understand all the relevant parameters of every BAPI you want to use in your application. This article shows you how to test-drive a BAPI inside R/3's test environment in order to accelerate the learning process. Without writing source code, you can find out which parameters, in which combination, will allow you to reach the goals defined for your application.

Thomas G. Schuessler

Thomas G. Schuessler is the founder of ARAsoft (, 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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