How to open SAP GUI from browser

In this blog I will show how to launch SAP GUI from IE Browser using Javascript. In Javascript we will use an ActiveXObject ( to call SAPshortcut.exe with the required parameters to open the SAP GUI. The result should be as the following: 684continue reading →

ERPConnect Services Video Tutorials

ERPConnect Services - Seamless connection of SAP and SharePoint 2010 ERPConnect Services (ECS) consists of two components, which allow you the complete range of data integration between SharePoint and SAP. No additional middleware is required – the integration runs completely within your SharePoint architecture. · ERPConnect Services Runtime (ECS Runtime) for interface programming with .NET · BCS Connector for connecting SharePoint lists with SAP objects or tables. 675continue reading →

Extracting Datasources with the DeltaQ component

In this blog I will give an overview about extracting Datasources with the DeltaQ component to extract Extractors / Datasources from SAP ERP / ECC or Export Datasources from SAP BW / BI and give some tips how to troubleshoot errors that may occur. A Datasource is a set of fields that provide the data for a business unit (e.g. Customer, Material). Datasources are one of the data retrieval mechanisms in the SAP source system. Generally Datasources are used to transfer data from SAP ERP / ECC into SAP BW / BI. Export…continue reading →

The 1 Million Cell Limit when extracting BEx Queries and InfoCubes with the BWCube component from SAP BW

The BWCube component enables you extracting a BEx query or an InfoCube via the MDX interface. The MDX interface of the SAP BW system has a known restriction if the result contains too many cells (more than 1 million cells). SAP officially states: "In general the MDX interface is not suitable for accessing mass data". To solve this problem the BWCube component provides the following solutions: 647continue reading →

How to load SAP-data with Xtract Universal to Microsoft Access (and Excel)

Xtract Universal is since 2011 the newest member of the Xtract product line. Eight different SAP extraction types allow the BI architect to create an optimal, stable and fast data layer between SAP and different consumer applications. Xtract Universal essentially consists of two components: a server component and a designer (client). The server component is responsible for the actual extraction. The consumer application communicates with the Server component, and these in turn with SAP. You use the Xtract designer for the design and configuration of the extractions. In this blog, I will show…continue reading →