SAP Gateway Foundation (SAP_GWFND) is a software component which is available within SAP NetWeaver.
SAP Gateway Foundation offers development and generation tools to create OData services to a variety of client development tools. Put simply, it establishes a connection between application or SAP Business Suite data and target clients, platforms, and programming framework.
SAP Gateway Foundation provides the following functionality:
Runtime environment for SAP solutions that integrates desktop programs with SAP systems
Runtime features, including user interface, secure data access, database connectivity, and network communications for managing applications running on top of the framework
Infrastructure and tools for developing applications to run on the framework or to enhance SAP solutions that integrate desktop programs with SAP systems
Connection to multiple SAP systems regardless of their versions
The SAP Gateway Foundation documentation consists of the following sections:
In this documentation offering, the terms SAP Gateway, and SAP Gateway Foundation are used as equivalent terms.
Features of the standard mode, introduced with Support Package 03 for SAP Gateway 2.0, are intended to be in accordance with the standards outlined in the Open Data Protocol Specification v2.0 (see http://odata.org). Therefore, any deviation from this standard is not intentional and is subject to change. Consequently, all client implementations shall be validated against the Open Data Protocol Specification.
Do not use objects in the /IWCOR namespace. Only use official APIs.
Copyright 2011, John Resig
Dual licensed under the MIT or GPL Version 2 licenses.
Copyright 2011, The Dojo Foundation
Released under the MIT, BSD, and GPL Licenses.
Sizing information for SAP Gateway is available on the SAP Service Marketplace under http://service.sap.com/sizing and Quick Sizer Tool. You can use this Quick Sizer Tool for your hardware calculations for your system landscape.
The SAP Community Network (SCN) offers additional information, such as community discussions, blogs, forums, etc. under http://scn.sap.com/community/gateway.