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How to call local SOAP API in BTP ABAP environment?

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In my BTP ABAP environment, I want to consume an SAP provided SOAP API (this one: and then call it from a class in the same ABAP environment.

I followed this tutorial:

And this works well. However, the destination was created using the method:

DATA(lo_dest) = cl_soap_destination_provider=>create_by_url( lc_url ).
lo_dest->set_basic_authentication( i_user = lc_user i_password = lc_password ).

The issue here is that I need to specify both the URL of my ABAP environment as well as a hard coded user ID and password. This is fine for my testing, but as SAP points out it is not recommended for productive use.

I've been trying to create a destination through one of the other two methods:

DATA(lo_dest) = cl_soap_destination_provider=>create_by_comm_arrangement( comm_scenario  = lc_comm_scenario
									  service_id     = lc_service_id
									  comm_system_id = lc_comm_system_id ).

DATA(lo_dest) = cl_soap_destination_provider=>create_by_cloud_destination( i_name = lc_cloud_dest ).

But I haven't had much luck. Does anyone have any pointers on how to locally call this SOAP API?

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Hi Matt,

using cl_soap_destination_provider=>create_by_comm_arrangement is the preferred approach to create a destination for SOAP service service call.

As developer you need to maintain

  • outbound service
  • communication scenario

As administrator you need to maintain

  • communication user
  • communication system
  • communication arrangement

Did you check the Developing External Service Consumption (Outbound Communication) documentation?

Additionally, you may have a look at my Authenticating at Internet-Facing Services via Outbound Communication User blog. Maybe this helps.

Best regards

P.S: When maintaining the scenario, you can specify that there can be one arrangement per client. In that case, you do not need to specify the communication system when calling cl_soap_destination_provider=>create_by_comm_arrangement.

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Hi kai.dehmann,

Many thanks! I was able to get it working. My issue was that I was thinking about the SOAP service as an inbound scenario. As I pondered your reply and went through the steps of creating the outbound service and an associated communication scenario everything lined up properly in my head.

Best Regards,


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There is also a tutorial avaiable that describes how to use the SAP IDP for that

Provision Users into your SAP BTP ABAP Environment | SAP Tutorials