Open table access to SAP R/3 with .NET

Retrieving table content with the SAP .NET connector is very difficult. Not so with this handy little dll!
'  SAPLink.NET / SAPLink.ocx / ASPSaplink.dll    
2002-2003 SAPLink - Solutions for your systems  

.NET Example 

Imports System.IO
Imports System.Data.SqlClient 
Imports SAPLINK 
Public Class Form2 

Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form 
Private oSAP As New SAPLINK.Component 

Private Sub btnStart_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles 
Dim sOut As String 
'Show LogonScreen 
If Not oSAP.Connected Then oSAP.Login() 

If oSAP.Connected Then  
    'Get Tablenames with "Finanzkreise" in description  
    sOut = oSAP.ABAP_ReadTables(, "Finanzkreise")  
    MsgBox(sOut, MsgBoxStyle.Information, "Get Tablenames with 'Finanzkreise' in description")  
    'Executing existing ABAP and write Output to File   
        Dim oStreamWriter As StreamWriter = New StreamWriter("c:temp.txt", True)  
    I    f oSAP.ABAPError <> "" Then MsgBox(oSAP.ABAPError)  
    Catch ex As Exception  
    End Try  
    MsgBox("c:temp.txt written", MsgBoxStyle.Information, "Executing existing ABAP and write to File")  
    'SQL-Select on a SAP-Table with XML-Output  
    oSAP.MaxReturnRows = 5  
    oSAP.SkipRows = 0  

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MsgBoxStyle.Information, "SQL-Select on a SAP-Table with XML-Output") 'SQL-Select on a SAP-Table with Dataset-Output sOut = "" Dim a As Integer Dim dt As New DataTable dt = oSAP.Execute("SELECT * FROM T000 WHERE MTEXT <> 'EarlyWatch'") For a = 0 To dt.Rows.Count - 1 sOut += dt.Rows(a).Item("MANDT") & "-" & dt.Rows(a).Item("MTEXT") & vbCrLf Next MsgBox(sOut, MsgBoxStyle.Information, "SQL-Select on a SAP-Table with Dataset-Output") 'Execute ABAP on the fly Dim sb As New System.Text.StringBuilder sb.Append("report ZSAPCON no standard page heading line-size 255." & vbCrLf) sb.Append("TABLES: DD02T." & vbCrLf) sb.Append("DATA: COUNT TYPE I." & vbCrLf) sb.Append("SELECT * FROM DD02T WHERE DDLANGUAGE = SY-LANGU AND " & vbCrLf) sb.Append(" DDTEXT LIKE '%PLANT%'." & vbCrLf) sb.Append(" WRITE: / DD02T-TABNAME, ',' , DD02T-DDTEXT." & vbCrLf) sb.Append("ENDSELECT." & vbCrLf) sOut = oSAP.ExecuteABAP(sb.ToString) MsgBox(sOut, MsgBoxStyle.Information, "Execute ABAP on the fly") Else MsgBox(oSAP.ABAPError) End If End Sub Private Sub btnEnd_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnEnd.Click If oSAP.Connected Then oSAP.CloseConnection() End End Sub

This was first published in June 2003

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