SAP Gateway Foundation (SAP_GWFND)

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

Overview of Documentation Structure

Documentation Structure

The SAP Gateway Foundation documentation consists of the following sections:

NoteThe following image contains links to more information.
SAP Gateway Foundation: Documentation Overview SAP Gateway Foundation Master Guide SAP Gateway Foundation Configuration Guide SAP Gateway Foundation Technical Operations Guide SAP Gateway Foundation Security Guide SAP Gateway Foundation Developer Guide SAP Gateway Foundation for OData V4 Developer Guide Notification Channel


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.orgInformation published on non-SAP site). 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.


SAP Gateway uses the open source jQuery JavaScript Library v1.6.2: published on non-SAP site

Copyright 2011, John Resig

Dual licensed under the MIT or GPL Version 2 licenses. published on non-SAP site

Includes Sizzle.js published on non-SAP site

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 published on SAP site 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 published on SAP site.