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No more PHP RFC...

Hi all:

The other day I mailed Eduard Koucky, creator of the PHP SAPRFC connector about the new version of his connector....Sadly, he told me that he has switched to .NET programming, so no more versions are going to come out -:'(

Gladly, the last avaliable version is very stable, so the only thing left is to continue using it -:)



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  • May 16, 2007 at 07:30 AM

    But Alvero, it is open source there is nothing stopping anyone like you and me to take up the project and take it to the next level.

    I already work about ... well too many hours per week - but this is an important project MUST NOT DIE and besides I am trying to get to Munich on the back of a couple of PHP and SAP sessions.

    Open source is bigger than one person (that's the point)

    So who's game? Who is going to take up the challenge?

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    Apr 14, 2009 at 09:23 AM


    I was sent here because it on I'm on a dead end.

    I've been working with SAPRFC for PHP on Windows 2003 for over 3 years. Recently we moved our PHP server to an external Linux server. Since then we have connection problems. Only refreshing the page makes it connect. The VPN tunnel/connection has no issues.

    In ST22 we see some "durations" highlighted in red:

    |14:11:09.069|1.459.562|SAPLZBA |prddb_PRD |Server | | | 1| 0| | prddb_PRD_00 Server ZBAPI_CUSTOMER_GETINFO2 5.976 251

    |14:13:44.941|1.578.382|SAPL2032|prddb_PRD |Server | | | 1| 0| | prddb_PRD_00 Server BAPI_SALESORDER_CREATEFROMDAT2 5.120 5.902

    And it looks like it is only these bapis that cause problems and need refreshing.

    Did anyone else have this problem? Can that "duration" be changed? Should we amend the BAPIs?

    In the PHP logs I found this:

    [Tue Apr 07 12:19:45 2009] [error] [client] PHP Warning: RFC Error Info :

    Group : 102


    Message : SAP_CMINIT3 : rc=20 > Connect to SAP gateway failed

    Connect_PM GWHOST=GWSERV=, GWSERV=sapgw20, ASHOST=, SYSNR=20

    LOCATION CPIC (TCP/IP) on local host

    ERROR hostname u2018GWSERV=u2019 unknown

    TIME Tue Apr 7 12:19:45 200

    RELEASE 640

    COMPONENT NI (network interface)

    VERSION 37

    RC -2

    MODULE niuxi_mt.c

    LINE 388

    DETAIL NiPGetHostByName2: hostname u2018GWSERV=u2019 not found

    SYSTEM CALL gethostbyname_r


    in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 19, referer:


    [Tue Apr 07 12:19:25 2009] [error] [client] PHP Warning: RFC Error Info :

    Group : 101


    Message : Missing R3NAME=u2026 or ASHOST=u2026 in connect_param in RfcOpenEx

    in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 96, referer:

    Maybe this is not related but I try to give as much as I found (definitely NOT being an expert to be honest)

    Next to that I wonder about the future of SAPRFC. We have built a webtool for over 3 years and are really worried that all our efforts will need to be rebuilt. I see info about "sapnwrfc for PHP" but I'm not sure if I already need to change to that version.

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