The BAPI Explorer is the R/3 System working environment for developing BAPIs themselves and for developing with BAPIs.
The BAPI Explorer is available as of Release 4.6A and enhances or replaces the BAPI Browser used in earlier releases. The BAPI Explorer uses the latest HTML control technology. For this reason to work with the BAPI Explorer, you must be using a SAPgui of version 4.6A.
If you are using a SAPgui from an earlier release, the BAPI Browser (Transaction BAPI45) is automatically called instead of the BAPI Explorer. For information about working in the BAPI Browser seeBAPI Browser in the BAPI User Guide.
In the BAPI Explorer, application developers can get an overview of the status of BAPIs in the BOR. The BAPIs can be determined either by the position of the associated obect or interface type in the component hierarchy in the BOR, or from an alphabetical list. All information required to use a particular BAPI is provided in the BAPI Explorer.
The BAPI Explorer is used internally in SAP to develop BAPIs, but can also be used by customers and partners. The BAPI Explorer provides all the tools used to create BAPIs and the required development objects in an integrated programming environment. The entire development process of a BAPI takes place in the framework of form-controlled "projects" to achieve maximum quality, stability and usability of the BAPI.
The BAPI Explorer is divided into two areas:
Here all the business object types or interface types for which BAPIs have been defined are displayed. For further information see
Here the details and documentation of the development object selected in the hierarchy display can be viewed.
The tools used to develop BAPIs are also available in the work area. For further information see
To call the BAPI Explorer choose Tools ® Business Framework ® BAPI Explorer. To call it directly use Transaction BAPI.