Skip to Content

Archived discussions are read-only. Learn more about SAP Q&A

How to POST confidential data in function import?


my SAPUI5 application runs against SAP Gateway. I have written a function import CheckEmployee, originally with method GET, which has some confidential data as input.

An audit resulted in the requirement to not pass the confidential data as URL query parameters. I thought this would be easy by setting the method of the function import to POST. But then I found out that neither Gateway nor SAPUI5 support setting data as request body (payload) in case of a POST function import

SAPUI5 (currently v1.26)   ---   ODataModel-dbg.js:

In method callFunction:

if (sMethod === "GET") {

//            parameters are encoded in read function

    return, oContext, oUrlParams, true, fnSuccess, fnError);

} else {

    jQuery.each(oUrlParams, function (sParameterName, oParameterValue) {

        // addQuery also encodes the url

        sUrlURI.addQuery(sParameterName, oParameterValue);


    oRequest = this._createRequest(sUrlURI.toString(), sMethod, bAsync);

SAP Gateway (part of NW7.4 SP9)   ---   /IWCOR/CL_DS_PROC_DISPATCHER


lo_provider =  lo_processor->execute(

io_function_import = io_uri->function_import

it_parameter_value = io_uri->function_import_parameter

iv_format          = lv_format ).


  1. Do newer versions of UI5 and newer Gateway SPs support POSTing function imports with payload?
  2. If not, is it planned to be supported?
Former Member
Former Member replied

Unfortunately in OData V2 function imports of type POST, payload is not supported.

In OData V4 I think it is allowed, but gateway does not support V4 yet.

0 View this answer in context
Not what you were looking for? View more on this topic or Ask a question