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Executing external programs in Windows from UNIX

Hi all,

I would like to call an external program in Windows box from UNIX box. I tried to create a command in SM69, specify the command and OS type to Windows. When I try to execute the command in SM49, I got an error 'program_start_error'.

I tried also to create an RFC destination in SM59, using connection type = T (start external program via TCP/IP), specifying the program in the Program field and specify the Windows box hostname (or IP add) in the Target host. But this also seemed could not work.

Is there any other ways I could do this?

Thank you.


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  • Posted on Apr 24, 2006 at 11:23 AM

    <b>RSBDCOS0 Execute UNIX commands. </b>

    Look at <b>SM69, SM49</b> and

    Function <b>SXPG_COMMAND_EXECUTE</b>

    e.g. SM69

    Press F5 or click Change button

    Press F6 or click Create

    Fill in the following parameter :-

    Command name - the unix scripts file name e.g. ZABAPFTP

    Operating system command - e.g. sh

    Parameters for operating system command - e.g. /sap_production/usr/sap/trans/data/


    data : t_btcxpm like btcxpm occurs 0,

    p_addparam like sxpgcolist-parameters,

    rep_date like sy-datum,


    rep_date = sy-datum - 1.

    t_date = rep_date.

    *p_addparam = '/sap_production/usr/sap/trans/data/'.

    refresh t_btcxpm. clear t_btcxpm.

    call function 'SXPG_CALL_SYSTEM'


    commandname = 'ZABAPFTP'

    additional_parameters = t_date


    exec_protocol = t_btcxpm


    no_permission = 1

    command_not_found = 2

    parameters_too_long = 3

    security_risk = 4

    wrong_check_call_interface = 5

    program_start_error = 6

    program_termination_error = 7

    x_error = 8

    parameter_expected = 9

    too_many_parameters = 10

    illegal_command = 11

    others = 12.

    if sy-subrc ne 0.

    write:/ 'Error in ZABAPFTP ', sy-subrc.




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