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Using Connect action for SAP BAPI

  • Aggiornato: 4/09/2021
    • Automation 360 v.x
    • Esplora
    • Spazio di lavoro RPA

Using Connect action for SAP BAPI

Use the Connect action to establish a connection with a SAP system that you want to use to automate SAP-related tasks using SAP Business Application Programming Interface (BAPI). This must be the first action you use to automate an SAP-related task using SAP BAPI.

Prerequisiti

Download the SAP Java connector package and DLL from the SAP website.

Procedura

  1. In the Actions palette, double-click or drag the Connect action from the SAP package.
  2. Specify a name for the session in the SAP BAPI Session field.
  3. Select one of the following options to specify the location of the SAP Java connector package:
    • Control Room file: Enables you to select the SAP Java connector package that is available in a folder in the Control Room.
    • Desktop profile: Enables you to select the SAP Java connector package that is available on your device.
    • Variable: Enables you to specify the file variable that contains the location of the SAP Java connector package.
  4. Select one of the following options to specify the location of the SAP Java connector DLL:
    • Control Room file: Enables you to select the SAP Java connector DLL that is available in a folder in the Control Room.
    • Desktop profile: Enables you to select the SAP Java connector DLL that is available on your device.
    • Variable: Enables you to specify the file variable that contains the location of the SAP Java connector DLL.
  5. Select one of the following options to specify the connection type:
    OptionSteps
    Custom Application Server Select one of the following options to specify the SAP server hostname:
    • Credential: Enables you to use a value available in the Credential Vault that contains information about the SAP server hostname.
    • Variable: Enables you to use a credential variable that contains information about the SAP server hostname.
    • Insecure string: Enables you to enter the hostname for the SAP server.
    Group/Server
    1. Select one of the following options to specify the SAP message server hostname:
      • Credential: Enables you to use a value available in the Credential Vault that contains information about the SAP message server hostname.
      • Variable: Enables you to use a credential variable that contains information about the SAP message server hostname.
      • Insecure string: Enables you to specify the hostname for the SAP message server.
    2. Optional: Specify the gateway host you want to use to connect to the server in the Gateway host field.
    3. Optional: Specify the logon group you want to use to connect to the server in the Logon group field.
  6. Enter values for the following:
    • System number
    • Optional: SAP instance system ID
    • Client number
    • Logon language code
    • Optional: Router string
    • Select one of the following options to specify the username you want to use to connect to the SAP server:
      • Credential: Enables you to use a value available in the Credential Vault that contains the username.
      • Variable: Enables you to use a credential variable that contains the username.
      • Insecure string: Enables you to enter the username.
    • Select one of the following options to specify the password you want to use to connect to the SAP server:
      • Credential: Enables you to use a value available in the Credential Vault that contains the password.
      • Variable: Enables you to use a credential variable that contains the password.
      • Insecure string: Enables you to enter the password.
  7. Click Save.
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