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Please Explain about BAPI.

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what is BAPI?

BAPI stands for Business API(Application Program Interface).

I have answered this question before..

A BAPI is remotely enabled function module ie it can be invoked from remote programs like standalone JAVA programs, web interface etc..

You can make your function module remotely enabled in attributes of Function module but

A BAPI are standard SAP function modules provided by SAP for remote access. Also they are part of Businees Objest Repository(BOR).

BAPI are RFC enabled function modules. the difference between RFc and BAPI are business objects. You create business objects and those are then registered in your BOR (Business Object Repository) which can be accessed outside the SAP system by using some other applications (Non-SAP) such as VB or JAVA. in this case u only specify the business object and its method from external system in BAPI there is no direct system call. while RFC are direct system call Some BAPIs provide basic functions and can be used for most SAP business object types. These BAPIs should be implemented the same for all business object types. Standardized BAPIs are easier to use and prevent users having to deal with a number of different BAPIs. Whenever possible, a standardized BAPI must be used in preference to an individual BAPI.

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Please go through this

BAPI Step by Step


Programming using BAPI


Hope it helps..


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It is becoming increasingly important that SAP software components can interact and integrate with the software components of other vendors.

SAP business objects are a prerequisite for the interoperability of software components. They cover a wide spectrum of business data and processes.

SAP business objects are accessed through BAPIs (Business Application Programming Interfaces), which are stable, standardized methods. SAP business objects and their BAPIs provide an object-oriented view of the business functions in an SAP System.

SAP provided the first BAPIs for customers and external providers in R/3 Release 3.1, enabling them to integrate their software components in an SAP System. The number of BAPIs increases with each R/3 Release and with this the possibility of object-oriented access to an SAP System.

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