Connector for SAP Business Suite - Set up the connection

Integration module Consume data / Add instance

Create new connection

Selecting Data source menu / Add instance will open a wizard where a connection to your SAP Business Suite system can be created. This option is available if the Connector for SAP Business Suite is selected under Consume data on the left-hand side. In each configuration dialog, you can reach the corresponding Intrexx Help by pressing F1 or by clicking on the "Help" button.

Edit connection

Every connection created by you is listed in the right-hand area. All of the functions available for editing a connection can be reached via the Data source menu, when an existing connection has been selected on the right.

Data source column

The name of the connection is shown here.

Instance name column

The name of the instance is shown here.

Data groups column

The number of data groups, which are integrated into applications as external data groups, is shown here.

Adjusting VTL and Groovy scripts

If you upgrade to Intrexx 8 from Intrexx version 6 or older, user-defined Groovy scripts must be modified accordingly because the SAP JCo libraries have changed.

Groovy

Delete the following line:
import com.sap.mw.jco.JCO;
Replace the definitions
def JCO.Client l_client = null; // CONNECTION TO AN SAP SYSTEM
def JCO.Function l_function = null; // PROXY TO AN SAP FUNCTION MODULE
def JCO.Table l_table = null; // SAP TABLE OBJECT
with
def l_client = null; // CONNECTION TO AN SAP SYSTEM
def l_function = null; // PROXY TO AN SAP FUNCTION MODULE
def l_table = null; // SAP TABLE OBJECT

SAP Portal Plugin Transport

Intrexx portals access the SAP system using an RFC API. This RFC API is discretionary as an SAP transport and is not an official component of the Connector for SAP. The transport can be found here: Installation directory adapter/sap/ (130405-POPIWAS-2010.zip). Currently, there are two versions available: The SAP Portal Plugin (the RFC API) must be imported into the SAP system. The included SAP objects use the namespace "/IATL/". An object list which accompanies the transport contains all of the transport's objects.

By examining this list, make sure that the contained objects do not conflict with your own SAP ABAP objects. Always install the transport first of all in a test or development system and if necessary, ensure that a defective import can be reversed.

No liability can be assumed for damages that occur due to importing the SAP Portal Plugin.

After the import, create a service user for accessing SAP from the portal later. This can take place in the same way as is usual for the typical users "ALEREMOTE" or "BWREMOTE" in the SAP environment.