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Nov 28, 2005 at 01:09 AM

Non-Windows, Open Source Web Front-End, PHP access to Business One etc.


[I may have accidentally posted this question previously in the wrong forum. 😕 I appolgise in advance if you have read this posting in more than one place.]

Hi there,

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.