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Baffled by BAPIs? This guide explains what a BAPI is, how it's used and where it fits into your integration development. You'll find articles, tutorials, examples, tips, tools, expert advice and more to help you understand and use BAPIs.

Baffled by BAPIs? This guide explains what a BAPI is, how it's used, and where it fits into your integration development. You'll find articles, tutorials, examples, tips, tools, expert advice and more to help you understand and use BAPIs.

  TABLE OF CONTENTS
   BAPI Quick Start
   Finding BAPIs
   Understanding BAPI development
   BAPIs, RFC and IDOCs- who's on first?
   The connection conundrum- BAPIs, Java and JCo
   BAPI errors
   BAPI chat
   Quick tips
   Additional resources

 


  BAPI Quick Start
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BAPI (Business Application Programming Interface) is a set of interfaces to object-oriented programming methods that enable a programmer to integrate third-party software into the proprietary R/3 product from SAP. For specific business tasks such as uploading transactional data, BAPIs are implemented and stored in the R/3 system as remote function call (RFC) modules.

A good place to get started is this Introduction to BAPIs presented by sappoint.com.

SAP also provides this in-depth BAPI User Guide to help you master the basics. Terminology, rules for usage and prerequisites are included.

Also, SAP provides this  BAPI Programming Guide

These definitions will help you to understand related terms used in this guide.

  Understanding BAPI development
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This section will help you to understand BAPI conventions and make sense of the rules and tools for programming with BAPIs.
Methods, standardized conventions and development tools are explained in these links.


 

This was first published in February 2004

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