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Accessing SAP

 
Ramprasad Krishnamurthy
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Hi,

Can anyone suggest some means of accessing SAP BW from JBoss portal ?

Thanks,
Ram
 
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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How would you access SAP from a Servlet or a JSP? You can do it pretty much the same way from a portlet. Remember, a portlet is just a rendering tool, in its most basic sense. Connecting to back ends shouldn't be any different from a portlet than a Servlet.

Of course, service out as much as possible. If you can provide access to SAP through a web service, and then connect to the web service through the portlet, that's a bit more service oriented, and better than connecting directly from the portlet.

Of course, if your question is how to connect to SAP from a Servlet/JSP app as well, then, I guess my answer really isn't much help to you.

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Ramprasad Krishnamurthy
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yeah ! basically the problem is connecting to SAP BW from outside the SAP Environment.
 
George Daswani
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look for SAP JCO (Java Connector, available from SAP), download it, and learn how to use it.

We use it in WebSphere Portal (we wrapped it in a Resource Environment Provider). SAP also has a JCA resource adapter but I believe you can't use it outside of SAP's J2EE product (it's also just a wrapper to the SAP JCO).
 
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