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SAP support for third party applications making calls via OCX files

Hello All,

There is a requirement to investigate whether SAP Supports interfacing (RFC, Bapi) with SAP OCX files. I believe these files come with the SAP GUI installation. The basic query is whether SAP support third party apps making RFC calls through the following files:

wdtlog.ocx SAP Logon Control

wdtfuncs.ocx SAP RFC Control

wdttree.ocx SAP Table Tree Control - only used by MTEC

wdtvocx.ocx SAP Table View Control - only used by MTEC

Also, we are trying to figure out a way of Standardizing the SAP interfaces by utilising SOA architecture in line to SAP methodology.

Also, since .Net connector is going out of SAP Support, could someone ellaborate on its replacement tools and their requirements.

Thanks in Advance.

Antarpreet

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    Jul 24, 2009 at 04:59 PM

    Hi,

    >The basic query is whether SAP support third party apps making RFC calls through the following files

    No

    >.Net connector is going out of SAP Support, could someone ellaborate on its replacement tools and their requirements

    Use ES Explorer for .Net. Refer to this blog: /people/rima.rudnik-sirich/blog/2009/05/25/sap-es-explorer-vs-sap-connector-for-microsoft-net

    >Also, we are trying to figure out a way of Standardizing the SAP interfaces by utilising SOA architecture in line to SAP methodology

    Use SAP webservices wherever possible, as you said you want to go SOA way.

    Regards,

    Gourav

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      Hi,

      Just to clarify, ES explorer is not a replacement of .Net connector and you can still use them as long as you want.

      Yes "ES explorer" used to explore/browse enterprise service of SAP and required "Service Registry" in order to browse or publish services so it will be helpful if you install ESR/SR in your landscape by either upgrading your PI7.0 landscape to PI7.1 or you can only install ESR as CE component.

      Again to answer your question you can still use .Net connector if you don't want to upgrade etc,

      >We currently have ERP 06, PI 7.0. Do we need to install SAP Netweaver Composition Environment 7.1? Would it require a seperate server for installation? How it would communicate with ERP06 installed on seperate server?

      ESR is shipped with both CE7.1 or PI7.1 so you can chose to install/upgrade wither of them, yes you need separate server but CE7.1 is much light weight and can be installed on low configuration server as well. It communicate with ERP by RFC calls and Jco calls (you need to configure this). Refer to configuration and installation guide on configuration related details.

      Regards,

      Gourav