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The RFC destination on the Application Server Java is an RFC server that is called by the BW system as an RFC client. The connection is required in order to display content from the portal in the BW system. If the RFC destination is created in AS Java, you can test the RFC destination in the ABAP system.


To create an RFC destination in the Application Server Java, complete the following steps:

  1. Start SAP NetWeaver Administrator at http://<host>:<httpport>/nwa.

  2. Choose Start of the navigation path Configuration Next navigation step Destinations End of the navigation path.

  3. Create an RFC destination:


      The program ID is the name of the registered server program.


      Note that this entry must be identical to the program ID that you specified when creating the destination for this Java system in the BW (ABAP) system.

    • Portal Directory: The portal directory is used to start SAP NetWeaver Administrator. File ./admin/go.bat must exist in this directory. SAP NetWeaver Administrator can also be installed locally on the administrator's PC so that the portal server can be accessed remotely.

    • Gateway Host: <GATEWAY_HOST>

    • Gateway Service: sapgw<SYSTEM_NUMMER>

    • Number of Processes (1..20): 20

    • Application Server Host: See Gateway Host

    • System Number: <SYSTEM_NUMBER>

    • Client: <BW_CLIENT>

    • Language: EN

    • User: <USER> (User in the BW system)

    • Password: <PASSWORD>

      BW User and BW Password: The Application Server Java uses the BW user and BW password to query the RFC function module signatures in the BW system. The user can be compared to ALEREMOTE.

  4. Copy the RFC destination to the available RFC destinations by choosing Set.

  5. Start the RFC server by choosing Start.


The RFC destination can be checked in Display and Maintain RFC Destinations(transaction SM59).