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SAP Jam developer community

The SAP Jam developer community provides content, support, and innovative technology that organizations of all sizes can leverage to extend their enterprise collaboration investments and drive competitive advantage. Through the community, customers, developers, and partners can innovate to support any company, departmental, or industry-specific need, leveraging flexible capabilities that include:
  • Customizing work patterns to address the unique needs of the business and to enable repeatable work
  • Integrating “in-context” business data from SAP and third-party systems into work patterns via OData APIs to help ensure real-time data is available for assessment and decision-making
  • Embedding of SAP Jam capabilities via widgets to support collaboration in SAP and third-party applications
  • Building social extension applications that take advantage of the power of the SAP HANA® Cloud Platform to deliver rapid analysis, storage, transformation, and rendering

Developers can sign up for a free SAP Jam developer edition environment that provides full access to all of the capabilities of SAP Jam. Details of how to signup for the SAP Jam Developer Edition can be found here

For partners access to SAP Jam is provided via the SAP HANA Cloud Platform extensions for SAP Jam

Getting Started

SAP Jam API Documentation

The SAP Jam API is an OData/REST-based web service allowing web, desktop, and mobile applications to connect to and interact with SAP Jam.  Using the SAP Jam API, you will be able to do things like create groups, invite members, or add and retrieve SAP Jam content.

OData is a standardized protocol for creating and consuming data APIs. OData builds on core protocols like HTTP and commonly accepted methodologies like REST. The result is a uniform way to expose full-featured data APIs.


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Sample Code

Building your own work pattern might seem like a huge task, but it doesn't have to be. Take a look at the sample code that we've used to build a sample application that connects to a third-party CRM system's REST API and converts it to OData so that the CRM data can be used in SAP Jam work patterns. You can take the sample code and deploy it to your free SAP HANA Cloud account.

Information for ABAP Developers

ABAP Social Media Integration (ABAP SMI)
Connecting SAP Jam with ABAP SMIThis document describes how to use the collaboration features of the ABAP Social Media Integration (ABAP SMI) to integrate SAP Jam with your business applications.
Configuring ABAP SMI for SAP Fiori AppsIf desired, you can configure ABAP SMI to allow the SAP Fiori launchpad and apps to use the ABAP SMI functions developed for SAP Fiori.
Consuming OData ServicesThis programming information applies to the ABAP Social Media Integration (ABAP SMI) shipped with software component SAP_UI in SAP NetWeaver 7.40 SP08 and User Interface Add-On for SAP NetWeaver SP09. ABAP SMI can be used to consume OData services provided by collaboration platforms such as SAP Jam, and to integrate collaboration features into your business application.
Social Media ABAP Integration Library (SAIL)
Connecting SAP Jam with SAP ABAP SystemsThis configuration guide provides step-by-step examples and screenshots for how to set up connectivity for SAP Jam collaboration inside ABAP applications.
Distributing SAP Gateway Notifications to SAP JamThis document describes how you can aggregate the Gateway notifications in SAP Jam, SAP's collaboration platform, with aid of the Social Media ABAP Integration Library (SAIL). It explains the scenario, the components that are involved, and the necessary steps to customize. It can also serve as an implementation guide if you need to connect an application on your own.

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