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Former Member
Jan 15, 2008 at 12:03 PM

SAP external interfaces


Hello everyone,

I’m searching almost 8 days for information about SAP external interfaces, but don’t know more then before. Every time I though I understand something, I’ve read another article and get confused again. Our company uses SAP R/3 Release 4.6c.

It would be grateful if anyone could explain me, what external interfaces are possible to use with Visual Basic 6 / .Net . I’ve already heard about RFC, BAPI, IDoc and Batch Input but don’t know what the differences between these interfaces are.

Additionally I need information about the advantages and disadvantages of these interfaces. A small overview would be very helpfull .

I want to use an interface to connect via Visual Basic 6 or .Net to SAP and execute there some transactions. We have a transaction call 'MB1A' which is my aim transaction.

Before I start programming, I’d like to balance pros and cons to these interfaces.

It would be perfect if anyone of you can help me with this problem.

Kind Regards