Why the new SAP connector for Logic Apps

When you search for the keyword SAP in the Azure Logic Apps designer action card, you will see three connectors, four actions (and one trigger, not shown here): Why did we introduce earlier this year this new SAP connector in addition to the earlier SAP Application Server and SAP Message Server connectors? The new connector…

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Azure Logic Apps connected to SAP, and now what?

So we’ve released to public preview the SAP connector for Azure Logic Apps which lets you call or be called as RFCs, BAPIs, as well as send and receive IDOCs. But beyond the technical aspect, what does that mean in terms of business process, patterns you can enable with these? What does it really mean…

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Non-Unicode SAP systems support and improved parallel performance for Logic Apps SAP connector

With the release of the October version of the On-Premises Data Gateway (here), the SAP connector for Logic Apps now supports sending and receiving messages from SAP system configured to use non-Unicode encoding of characters such as page-code based encoding. Also with this release, significant concurrency issues have been lifted, such that as many requests…

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Strongly typed date and time fields for SAP connector, and NUMC fields

These types have been a source of headache for users of BizTalk Server SAP Adapter as demonstrated by the amount of blog posting, forum questions and the existence of the SAP adapter binding connection parameter “EnableSafeTyping” and the further complication of a fine grain 12-toggles DataTypeBehavior binding connection parameter. Refer to posts from last decade:…

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New extended log file for SAP connector in On-Premises Data Gateway coming in September

I recently checked in the master branch for the next release of the On-Premises Data Gateway (should be coming in September) a new extended log file generator for the Logic Apps SAP connector. This generator will redirect previously difficult to access ETW events in a more approachable way to rotating log files added into the zipped…

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Logic App SAP connector all the logs to capture for troubleshooting and requesting support

Here is a review of holistic logs applicable to SAP connector for Azure Logic Apps. I have previously blogged how to enable NCo library tracing, in which I mentioned both the Logic App run history and Gateway logs as well. I am not repeating here the NCo logging details and rather expand on other logs….

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Which SAP NCo version to pick for Azure Logic Apps SAP Connector

There is some confusion for our users as to which version of SAP NCo to use as there are many flavors to download from the SAP marketplace. This post intends to clarify which version to download and why. The reason we Microsoft are not simply shipping the SAP NCo assemblies as part of the On…

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Azure Logic App SAP Connector: troubleshooting 504 BadGateway “Request to SAP server timed out.”

Today while testing upcoming functionality for the Azure Logic App SAP Connector I was feeding semi-random input to it and generated the following error which cause is not obvious at first hand: “body”: { “error”: { “code”: 504, “source”: “logic-apis-df.azure-apim.net”, “clientRequestId”: “f45788bc-5193-4691-8911-5c18d95b995e”, “message”: “BadGateway”, “innerError”: { “status”: 504, “message”: “Request to SAP server timed out.”,…

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Enable SAP NCo library logging/tracing for Azure On-Premises Data Gateway and the SAP Connector

Issues with the SAP Connector can be tricky to troubleshoot. To facilitate the troubleshooting the more logging you can get the better. Besides the high-level error response visible in the Logic App run history details (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/logic-apps/logic-apps-monitor-your-logic-apps#view-runs-and-trigger-history-for-your-logic-app), and the On-Premises Data Gateway exportable logs (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/service-gateway-onprem-tshoot#tools-for-troubleshooting), you can further enable SAP NCo library logging/tracing. To do…

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