The software development kit for integrating external products can be downloaded from the SAP Integration & Certification Center (ICC) at http://www.sap.com/icc.
Application programs use virus scan profiles to check data for viruses. A virus scan profile contains a list of scanner groups that check a document. You can also use a virus scan profile to assign configuration parameters for the virus scanner. If you scan for viruses with this virus scan profile, the virus scanner receives the parameters.
A virus scan profile specifies steps that are to be run during a virus scan. A step is either a virus scanner, which is found using the scanner group, or a step specifies, in turn, a virus scan profile, which is then performed as part of the enclosing virus scan profile.
A virus scan is performed under the name of a virus scan profile. The system administrator can use the profile to activate or deactivate the virus scan for each component.
By default, each SAP application that integrates a virus scan provides a virus scan profile. The names of these virus scan profiles is constructed as follows /<Name of the package of the application>/<Name of the function>.
If you want to create your own virus scan profiles, use the customer namespaces.
In the SAP Gateway framework virus scanning is available for incoming update and create requests for SAP Gateway services.
The activity to maintain profiles for virus check is available in the SAP Gateway implementation guide (IMG). In transaction SPRO open the SAP Reference IMG and navigate to .
If in exceptional circumstances you want to deactivate the virus scan (for example, if other quality checks are implemented), start the SAP Customizing Implementation Guide (transaction SPRO) and choose . On the screen SAP Gateway Virus Scan Profile Configuration, select the checkbox Virus Scan Switched Off and select Execute. After the virus scan has been deactivated, the information message Virus scanning is not active is displayed. If you start this activity and the virus scan is currently deactivated, the checkbox is selected and a minus sign is displayed in the Virus Scan Profile field. To prevent issues, you are recommended to always have the virus scan activated.