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Well the headline says it all doesn't it? =)

Seriously, I'm a Windows developer looking into developing some external applications for a customer, that integrate with the customers existing SAP R/3. So far I've managed to use the DCOM component to login and do some basic data retrieval. While this may seem like a simple task it was pretty painstaking mining for all the bits and pieces of information (for instance to include a return value pass a big 'ol X for a parameter when calling the BAPI...).

However so far I've been successfull at retreieving the data my customer has requested, but now of course, the bar has been raised, and I'm a bit stumped. In particular I'm having trouble finding claims entered at different plants.

Is it possible to get a hold some sort of BAPI programmers reference? I am aware of the BAPI explorer but I'm looking for something different. More along the lines of a "normal" programming reference I you know what I mean... Samples on how to call the BAPI/RFC from VB would be nice =)

What would be a good way to setup a developement enviroment when integrating with SAP? It's hardly feasible to buy a complete SAP installation just for development purposes. Is there some sort of "desktop edition" available?

Are there any programming samples on integrating with SAP (using the DCOM connector)?

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    Jun 07, 2004 at 08:56 AM


    my name is Martin Vierling. I am consultant in the SAP Integration and Certification Center (ICC). Below there is excerpt from SAP Note 533055 regarding DCOM connector.

    Regards Martin


    End-of-life of the SAP DCOM Connector. SAP release strategy.

    The SAP DCOM Connector will be set end-of-life.

    Especially important are the following facts:

    1. Further Development

    There will be no further development of the coding of the SAP DCOM


    2. Delivery, Maintenance and Support

    The SAP DCOM Connector will be delivered jointly only up to SAP Web

    AS 6.20.

    Support and maintenance for the SAP DCOM Connector will be availabl

    until December 31st, 2004.

    Since patches, bug fixes etc. are always full installations, new

    versions of the SAP DCOM Connector will be provided via the SAP

    Service Marketplace under " -> SAP

    DCOM Connector" until December 31st, 2004.

    3. Succession

    The SAP .NET Connector is the successor of the SAP DCOM Connector.

    The SAP .NET Connector can be downloaded from the SAP Service

    Marketplace under " -> SAP .NET


    4. Migration

    There will be no migration tools for the migration from SAP DCOM

    Connector to SAP .NET Connector.

    Microsoft .NET is a new development platform and supported through

    the SAP .NET Connector. To be able to re-use existing applications,

    which were written for the SAP DCOM Connector, they will have to be

    partially re-written.

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