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Mar 09, 2015 at 06:45 PM

SAP Logon Script - Process Status Never Changes

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I am working on a script that will start SAP if it's not already running and run a report.

I thought I was successful, but at some point, the logon portion of the script stopped functioning.

The Logon screen opens fine, but the status code never changes from 0 to 1 and the script hangs. The status only changes if I close the Logon window, but an error is thrown because the SAPGUI no longer exists at that point.

If I simply put in a delay of a few seconds the script continues just fine, but I want a more reliable way of ensuring that SAP is already running. I'm not sure what the problem is or why it sometimes works.

Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

Set proc = WshShell.Exec("C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP\FrontEnd\SAPgui\saplogon.exe")

Do While proc.Status = 0
     WScript.Sleep 1000
Loop

Set SapGui = GetObject("SAPGUI")
Set application = SapGui.GetScriptingEngine

Set Connection = application.Openconnection("Work management [PR1]", True)
Set session = Connection.Children(0)