Using SLD to Manage JCo Connections
In a perfect ESA world, one would never need to use a proprietary protocol like the ABAP Remote Function Call, but would, at a minimum, wrap everything in an open protocol such as a Web Service. However, reality is that there are still some reasons not to do this. Probably at the top of the list of those reasons is that you are calling an older SAP system (< 6.20 Web AS) that cannot support a Web Service call. In this article, we describe using the System Landscape Directory to host the connection parameters for such calls.