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SAP WAS Evaluation useful if I have no R/3 system here?

Hi,

I am a little confused about the expressions Mini-SAP, SAP WAS Developer Edition etc. Sometimes I find postings that make me think these are the same, sometimes not.

I am working for a company doing J2EE development but we have no R/3 system here. Once I did a project where our app accessed a remote R/3 system by JCo. Testing was not easy because tests had to run at the customers site.

I would like to improve my knowledge - so I wonder if the SAP WAS Developer Edition (or the Netweaver Sneak Preview) will allow me to experience with things like JCo or JCA connectors here.

Thanks

Michael

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    Jul 08, 2004 at 09:42 AM

    Hi Michael,

    the WAS Sneak Preview covers the Java/J2EE side. It's sufficient to evaluate all J2EE related themes. This includes JCA as long as the EIS is not an ABAP system. If you want to evaluate the interaction between the WAS and an ABAP system via JCo/SAPJRA and you don't have the possibility to access one remotely, a Mini-SAP installation is necessary.

    Hope that helps.

    Regards

    Stefan

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    • Former Member Former Member

      > The ABAP Programming Forum is available by selecting the link directly beyond the link to this forum 😉

      Embarrassing 😉

      But, If I follow the links in the posting you mentioned, I read again that SAP-WAS and Mini-SAP are equivalent. Now I am confused again.

      Michael

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    Jul 15, 2004 at 01:13 PM

    I received the free DVD SAP WAS 6.4 from SAP. From what I see it's just what the name says - a J2EE server.

    From the description of the book "ABAP Objects" by Keller/Krüger I read that it ships with two CDs having a Mini-SAP 4.6 and a WAS 6.1 on it. Because it's a combined distribution, this must be the reason why the expressions Mini-SAP and WAS are sometimes mixed. So I think this is what I need. I shall order it. This Mini-SAP seems to be no longer available by SAP directly.

    Michael

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