Develop your SAP applications
The Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for mySAP Business Suite is a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) custom binding. Client applications can consume the SAP adapter to invoke operations on SAP artifacts. The SAP adapter can be consumed:
Through a physical port binding in a BizTalk Server solution.
By invoking methods on an instance of a client proxy.
As a hosted WCF service.
By sending SOAP messages over a channel instance in code that uses the WCF channel model.
Through an ADO.NET interface.
BizTalk vs WCF service vs WCF channel vs ADO.NET
The following table:
Lists the different operations that can be performed on an SAP system using the SAP adapter.
Indicates which of the approaches (BizTalk Server, WCF service model, WCF channel model, or ADO.NET interface) can be used to perform the operations.
Provides links to more information about performing the task using the chosen approach.
The next topics provide information on procedures, and examples to develop applications that consume the SAP adapter in both BizTalk Server, and .NET programming solutions.
- Create a connection to the SAP system
- Get Metadata for SAP Operations in Visual Studio
- Working with the binding properties
- Streaming and the SAP Adapter
- Develop BizTalk applications using the SAP adapter
- Develop applications using the WCF Service Model
- Develop applications using the WCF Channel Model
- Get metadata programmatically
- Use the .NET Framework Data Provider for mySAP
- Use the SAP adapter with SharePoint
- Use svcutil.exe