I am a complete newbie to all things SAP, so please excuse my ignorance.
I am trying to implement a solution for SAP Business One, including a web front-end for queries and information. The SAP backend is running on a SQL Server, Windows 2000.
The catch is, I won't be running the web front-end off a Windows server. I need to find a solution for an Apache server, running (probably) PHP but could be JSP or any other scripting language to access SAP - but it will be running on a separate server, non-windows.
I have been given examples of people getting access to the DI Server using PHP, but it all involves a call to a COM() function that won't run from anything except a Windows server.
How can I acheive the same result running a PHP page from an OpenBSD or Linux / Apache server? Is the DI Server the right thing to be looking at, or am I going in completely the wrong direction?
Any help would be appreciated.