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Installing SAP RFC DLLs on OS/390 system to support remote RFC call

We are in the planning process for a project to invoke a SAP RFC function on a remote SAP 4.7 to sign out a part number. The calling system (invoking the RFC) will be an IBM mainframe running OS/390 and the called system is SAP 4.7 running on a Unix server. Would you have any advice (or referrals) in determining the pre-req's and the documentation for installing SAP RFC DLLs on the OS/390 system to support the remote RFC call?

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The solution of choice would be sending the data as HTTP POST request to SAP Enterprise.

If you want to use RFC from OS/390, everything will be in the basis admin. guide. However, this is a complicated procedure and sending the IDoc in the HTTP body for 4.7 is just as good and very simple.

For an arbitrary solution, you can then write a small BSP in 4.7 that in turn calls the IDoc handler.

This was first published in April 2004

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