Connect SAP rules
Connect SAP rules support interactions between Pega Platform and SAP R/3 (ECC) or NetWeaver systems over HTTP. Use Connect SAP rules in your application to connect to existing SAP Web services and create connectors of SOAP or IDoc types.
The following tabs are available on this form:
To list the Connect SAP rules in your application, use the Application Explorer or click.
To list all Connect SAP rules that are available to you, use the Records Explorer.
To create a Connect SAP rule directly in your application, click Creating a SAP integration.. Identify the URL of the WSDL file or IDoc XSD document that describes the processing and methods of the SAP Web service you want to connect to. For more information, see
To debug your application, you can simulate a SAP connector when the external Web service is unavailable or lacks a test environment. For more information, see Creating Connector Simulations.
For details on gathering performance information about a connector, see Tracking system utilization for a requestor session with Performance Analyzer.
Connect SAP rules can be referenced in an Integrator shape of a flow rule, or on the Definition tab of a Data Page rule, as the source of data for the contents of the data page.
A Connect SAP rule is an instance of the Rule-Connect-SAP rule type. Connect SAP rules belong to the Integration-Connectors category.
- Connect SAP rules - Completing the Create, Save As, or Specialization form
- SAP Connector form - Completing the Service tab
Use the Service tab to identify the properties of the remote service that is called. The settings are different for IDoc and SOAP connector types.
- SAP Connector form - Completing the Request tab
Use the Request tab to configure the data mapping for the outgoing SOAP message to the SAP system. Use the Request headers section to specify the data needed (if necessary) for the SOAP envelope header. Use the Request parameters section to specify the data for body of the SOAP message.
- SAP Connector form - Completing the Response tab
Use the Response tab to configure the data mapping for the reply from the external Web service. Use the Response headers section to map the data needed (if any) from the incoming SOAP envelope header. Use the Response parameters section to specify how to map the data from the body of the reply message to Pega Platform properties.
- SAP Connector form - Completing the Faults tab
The Faults tab is optional, but as a best practice use this tab to map any SOAP faults returned by the Web service. That way you can include an error-handling step in the connector activity and have the activity respond appropriately if the connector receives a SOAP fault instead of the response message it expects. To capture exceptions triggered by the Connect-SAP method, configure the error handling fields on the Service tab first.
- SAP Connector form - Completing the Advanced tab
- SAP Connector form - Understanding the WSDL tab
When you use the SAP Integration wizard to generate the connector, the system stores the contents of the Web service’s WSDL file on the WSDL tab. This information is read-only.