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Java and ABAP

If I have a non-interactive process (something like a batch upload of data or may be using XI) and I have to develop a new program

> Can I develop Java instead of ABAP ?

> What are pros and cons

> Or is it like comparing Apples and Oranges (Java cannot completely replace ABAP - new development.. not existing transactions etc..)

Appreciate any thoughts !

Madhu

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    Posted on Dec 05, 2005 at 04:24 AM

    Hi Madhu,

    Since the data has to go to SAP tables , there are some techniques provided by SAP itself for migrating data from outside to SAP. If the data is a flat file with fixed structure we can go for a good old technique LSMW.

    This LSMW doesnt require any coding , just 14 step configuration which are self explanatory.This will be helpful for uploading data in to SAP. But the structure of the flat file should be fixed.

    There is one more technique called BDC provided by SAP which will be more effective which inturn involves the RFCs which SAP has provided in the system for uploading the data from external path.

    My point is , for uploading data into SAP , ABAP will be very helpful because of the special techniques provided in ABAP especially for uploading data.

    regards,

    aravindh.

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    Posted on Dec 02, 2005 at 10:52 PM

    Well I am not SAP Java guru (yet !!!) but even though your requirement is technically possible, I would not advice you to do that, for the simple reason that you would be interacting with SAP tables directly. Though what you can do is, if the kind of data you want to upload into sap has some standard RFC provided by SAP, you can make a JRFC call to it to upload your data.

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