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  1. Preface
  2. Workflow Manager
  3. Workflows and Worklets
  4. Sessions
  5. Session Configuration Object
  6. Tasks
  7. Sources
  8. Targets
  9. Connection Objects
  10. Validation
  11. Scheduling and Running Workflows
  12. Sending Email
  13. Workflow Monitor
  14. Workflow Monitor Details
  15. Session and Workflow Logs
  16. POWERCENTERHELP
  17. Session Properties Reference
  18. Workflow Properties Reference

SAP R/3 Application Connection for ABAP Integration

SAP R/3 Application Connection for ABAP Integration

The application connections for SAP sources use one of the following connections:
File Mode
Use an RFC file mode connection when you extract data through file mode. The connection information for RFC is stored in the
sapnwrfc.ini
file. You must also have authorizations on the SAP system to read SAP tables and to run file mode sessions.
Stream Mode (RFC/HTTP)
In stream mode, you can use an SAP R/3 application connection and an SAP ABAP HTTP stream mode connection.
To extract data through stream mode by using the RFC protocol, use an SAP R/3 application connection The connection information for RFC is stored in the
sapnwrfc.ini
file. You must also have authorizations on the SAP system to read SAP tables and to run stream mode sessions. RFC stream mode sessions use foreground processing.
To extract data through stream mode by using the HTTP protocol, you must use an SAP ABAP HTTP streaming connection in addition to the SAP R/3 application connection. You must have authorizations on the SAP system to read SAP tables and to run stream mode sessions. HTTP stream mode sessions use background processing.