Setting up an RFC server - 7.3

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Setting up an RFC server

Perform several procedures to configure your SAP RFC server.

This section walks you through creating a user and an RFC destination, as well as configuring the RFC server and the services files.

Creating an SAP user

You can either create a dialog user or a technical user. However, it is recommended that you create a technical user as their password does not expire.

Procedure

Create a user profile that has rights to the following:
  • rights to make RFC calls, at least the Authorization check for RFC Access role
  • rights to access the authorization objects of any IDoc

Creating an RFC Destination

You can create an RFC destination that points to Talend SAP RFC Server using the SAP transaction SALE or SM59 that leads directly to the configuration.

Before you begin

Before proceeding with the following steps, make sure that an SAP user has been created to connect with Talend Jobs and Talend SAP RFC Server.

Procedure

  1. Log on to SAP as SAP Admin using SAP GUI.
  2. Go to the SAP transaction SALE or SM59 that leads directly to the configuration.
  3. Click Create RFC Connections and then choose to create a new TCP/IP based RFC destination, TALEND_TL_RFC_DESTINATION in this example.
  4. In the Technical Settings tab, select Registered Server Program for Activation Type, and then configure Program ID and Gateway Options accordingly.
    Remember: The SAP Program ID has to be identical to the entry in Talend SAP RFC Server.
  5. In the Unicode tab, set the Unicode/Non-Unicode configuration.
    Tip: Unicode is highly recommended.
  6. Configure Talend SAP RFC Server by editing its configuration file if needed.
  7. Start Talend SAP RFC Server.

    For more information about configuring and starting Talend SAP RFC Server, see the article Installing and configuring Talend SAP RFC Server.