How to configure SAP to operate with the Talend SAP RFC Server

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How to configure SAP to operate with the Talend SAP RFC Server

Talend SAP RFC Server is a standalone server that acts as a central gateway between Talend Studio and an SAP Server for SAP IDocs or SAP BW Data Source objects processing.

Talend SAP RFC Server receives SAP IDocs or SAP BW Data Source objects from the SAP server and makes them available for processing by the tSAPIDocReceiver component or the tSAPDataSourceReceiver component and other components in Talend Jobs.

This article mainly describes how to configure the SAP Server via the following several steps so that Talend SAP RFC Server can operate with it and receive SAP IDocs from it .

  1. Creating an RFC Destination
  2. Creating a Transactional RFC Port
  3. Defining a Logical System
  4. Creating a Partner Profile
  5. Testing the IDoc processing

For more information about how to install, configure, start and stop Talend SAP RFC Server, see the documentation on installing and configuring Talend SAP RFC Server.

For more information about how to use the tSAPIDocReceiver component and the tSAPDataSourceReceiver component, see tSAPIDocReceiver and tSAPDataSourceReceiver.

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 in 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.

    Note that 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.

    Note that Unicode is 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".

  8. Click Connection Test to check the connection status to Talend SAP RFC Server.