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Upgrade to SAP Connector 5.x - Mule 4

Anypoint Connector for SAP version 5.x has enhancements and changes. Some of the main changes introduced in SAP Connector 5.x are:

  • The Create operation is renamed to Retrieve IDoc.

  • The execute BAPI functions over qRFC, tRFC, and sRFC operations are merged into Synchronous Remote Function Call (sRFC) and Asynchronous Remote Function Call (aRFC) operations.

  • The Disable function template cache flag is renamed to Disable JCo internal cache, and applies to both functions and sources. The default value is false.

  • The sources now have -listener in their aliases instead of source. For example, the XML is changed from sap:document-source to sap:document-listener.

  • The SAP configuration has the following changes:

  • The SAP Inbound and SAP Outbound configurations are merged into the new SAP configuration.

  • The Message Server field is now in the General tab.
    The new configuration makes understanding what configuration to use in the connector more intuitive.

These new features and enhancements may cause backward compatibility issues.

Upgrade Steps

Follow these steps to perform the upgrade:

  1. In Anypoint Studio, create a Mule project.

  2. In the Mule Palette view, click Search in Exchange.

  3. In Add Dependencies to Project, enter sap in the search field.

  4. In Available modules, select SAP Connector - Mule 4 and click Add.

  5. Click Finish.

  6. Verify that the SAP Connector dependency version is 5.x.x in the pom.xml file in the Mule project, where x.x is the minor release and patch version number. For example, if you are upgrading to v5.2, the dependency version in the pom.xml file should be 5.2.0.

Studio upgrades the connector automatically.

Verify the Upgrade

After you install the latest version of the connector, follow these steps to verify the upgrade:

  1. In Studio, verify that there are no errors in the Problems or Console views.

  2. Verify that there are no problems in the project pom.xml file.

  3. Test the connection to verify that the operations work.

Revert the Upgrade

If it is necessary to revert to the previous version of SAP Connector, change the sap-connector dependency version in the project’s pom.xml file to the previous version.

You must update the project’s pom.xml file in Anypoint Studio.