SAP ERP are 3-tiered application. SAP software consist of Database Server, Application Server, and Client program. Database server hold all data and information from user, company data, transaction data, log, etc. Application program responsible to process all client request and route to database server to request data, and then process data presentation before send them to client program. SAP client program which is installed on user PC is named as SAPGUI. Also called SAPLogon.
SAP has provide 3 type of SAPGUI which are :
- SAPGUI for Windows – SAPGUI for Windows is SAPGUI which is installed on Microsoft Windows. According to SAP, this is the best SAPGUI to access all SAP ERP function and tcode. SAP Developer (also called ABAP-er) use this SAPGUI to create all ABAP customer specific program. This SAPGUI can create ALV list, SMARTFORMS, SMARTSTYLES, ABAP OBJECT, etc. The latest SAPGUI for WIndows version 7.10. From my previous post, SAP have already removed this stuff from FTP server so if you want to get it, you need SAP Service Marketplace user ID to download or orde the DVD.
- SAPGUI for Java – SAPGUI for Java are another SAPGUI program. SAP provide SAPGUI for Java for several operating system including Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac, IBM AIX, HP HP-UX, and SUN Solaris. Prerequirement for this software are your system need to be installed with SUN Java (minimumly version 1.5.0). SAPGUI for Java also have some limitation compared with SAPGUI for Windows. You cannot create SMARTFORMS, SMARTSTYLES using this SAPGUI. You also cannot use Office-integration feature. The latest SAPGUI for Java version are 7.10 rev 6. You still can download this SAPGUI from FTP server (using anonymous access).
- SAPGUI for HTML – This is the last type SAPGUI for HTML. It’s the only one that doesn’t need to be installed because almost every operating system has web browser. The latest mySAP ERP only need to be config so it can be accessed via web.
Ok, that’s all for now. Next time, I’ll explain the detailed about each SAPGUI.