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Hi,

i have a question about the j2ee and sap. I dont understand why i have to use a JCA for the connection with sap. Cant I just use the JCo?

thanks

regards

sabine

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    Sep 25, 2008 at 02:32 PM

    Hi Sabine

    See this link to the SAP Help docs for an explanation: [http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04s/helpdata/en/f2/db49421c0b3c54e10000000a1550b0/frameset.htm]

    Here's a brief quote from the link:

    The connector framework has connection management. This overcomes a common problem that occurs when using the JCo client service, where the developer hat to take care about connection management himself. Therefore it is strongly recommended not to use JCo client service any more and migrate existing EP 5.0 applications that use the JCo client service to Connector Framework.

    You'll definitely be able to find more detailed explanations if you search SDN, but this is just a quick explanation if that's all you needed to convince yourself.

    Cheers

    Stuart

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      Hi Sabine

      Please don't worry about your English - it's good enough for me to understand what you're saying.

      One option you could consider is exposing the relevant BAPI's as web services. You can find instructions on this [here|http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/Helpdata/EN/76/249f02f5235b44b4dc6abbce35f44a/frameset.htm].

      This obviously depends on the volume of data you want to transfer, as web services have lower performance than binary data transfer (e.g. RFC, etc.)

      This option will probably be the easiest, especially since your application is not running on NetWeaver (if I understood you correctly).

      You also don't need any ABAP programming knowledge to expose an existing BAPI as a web service, so this should make things a little easier for you.

      Good luck!

      Cheers

      Stuart

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    Oct 12, 2008 at 01:58 PM

    thank you very much:))

    regards

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