Server Programming with the SAP Java Connector (JCo)

  • by Thomas G. Schuessler, Founder, ARAsoft
  • September 15, 2003
In integration projects that use the SAP Java Connector (JCo), usually the Java program is the client and the ABAP-based SAP system (e.g., R/3) is the server. In some cases, however, you might want an ABAP program to invoke functionality in a Java component. Using JCo to build an RFC (Remote Function Call) server is ideal for such a scenario. This article shows you how to prepare your SAP system to be an RFC client as well as how to develop a JCo RFC server.

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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