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Difference between JCO and JCA

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Please answer my for the following questions in detail

what is JCA how to use it?

what is the diffeerence between JCO and JCA?

which is more efficient?

what are the merits and demerits in using JCO and JCO?



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    Former Member
    Feb 06, 2009 at 07:11 AM

    Both are java connectors use to connect Backend system......JCO is used with NWDS.....where as JCA is used fo PAD....

    I belive JCO is more efficient than JCA..

    Advantages of JCO

    SAP Java Connector (SAP JCo) is a middleware component that enables the development of SAP-compatible components and applications in Java. SAP JCo supports communication with the SAP Server in both directions: inbound calls (Java calls ABAP) and outbound calls (ABAP calls Java).

    SAP JCo can be implemented with Desktop applications and with Web server applications.

    SAP JCo is used as an integrated component in the following applications:

    ●SAP Business Connector, for communication with external Java applications

    ●in the Application Server, for connecting the integrated J2EE server with the ABAP environment.

    SAP JCo can also be implemented as a standalone component, for example to establish communication with the SAP system for individual online (web) applications.

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    • Former Member Former Member


      JCA is a specification, on which JRA from SAP is created, where as JCO is a middleware component that enables development between java and SAP