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SAP Java Resource Adapter (SAP JRA) is a Java EE-compatible connector for SAP systems. It permits the integration of AS ABAP with remote SAP Java EE application servers (AS Java). SAP JRA implements the standard Java EE interfaces for SAP Java Connector (SAP JCo), thus simplifying communication between heterogeneous, distributed SAP Java applications and AS ABAP.

With the SAP JRA you can call functions of a remote AS ABAP from an SAP Java application and process inbound function calls using RFC. SAP JRA thereby offers both client and server functionality.

Implementation Considerations

SAP JRA is an add-on for SAP JCo. It is delivered as an integrated component of the Application Server Java (AS Java).

At present, the J2EE Connector Architecture 1.5 specifications are being implemented. For more information on J2EE and the J2EE Connector Architecture, go to

More Information

In Business Intelligence (BI), SAP offers various resource adapters for use with the BI Java SDK. These enable the applications that you develop with the BI Java SDK to communicate with heterogeneous data sources.

  • BI Java Connectors