What is SAP Web services?

A Web service is an independent, modular, self-describing application function or service. Based on XML and other standards, this application function can be described, made available, located or called using internet protocols.

How do I view Web services in SAP BW?

How to test a Web service provided by SAP?

  1. Go to transaction SE80.
  2. Display the Service Definition (search it within the Package, or by the name from Enterprise Services).
  3. Click on Test (F8).
  4. Select the operation to test.
  5. Click Execute (F8) to test the service.

What do Web services transfer data to?

Web services use something known as SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) for sending the XML data between applications. The data is sent over normal HTTP. The data which is sent from the web service to the application is called a SOAP message.

How do I find Web services in SAP?

  1. Choose the Service step on the Service Test tab page.
  2. In the Search Service Interfaces screen area, select Services Registry .
  3. In the Find field, enter the name of the Web service.
  4. Choose Go .
  5. Select a Web service from the list and choose Next .

How do I enable Web services in SAP?


  1. Log on to the SAP backend system using SAP GUI.
  2. Activate SAP Application Interface Framework content. Enter transaction AIF Content Transport – Deploy (/N/AIF/CONTENT_EXTRACT). Enter the input deployment scenario ID SAP_COM_0248 .
  3. Create an inbound web service. Enter transaction SOA Manager (SOAMANAGER).

How do I find my WSDL in SAP?


  1. Start SOA Manager.
  2. Go to the Service Administration tab.
  3. Select Web Service Configuration.
  4. Select option Service Definition from dropdown Search by and Specify the Web Service name.
  5. Select the desired Web Service in the result set and choose Apply Selection.
  6. Go to the Overview tab.

Is web service same as API?

Though APIs and web services can both facilitate data transfers between applications over the internet, they are not the same, and the terms should not be used interchangeably in every case. The key distinction is that web services are a type of API: All web services are APIs, but not all APIs are web services.

Why web service is required?

A web service is a unit of managed code that can be remotely invoked using HTTP. That is, it can be activated using HTTP requests. Web services allow you to expose the functionality of your existing code over the network. Once it is exposed on the network, other applications can use the functionality of your program.

What is an example of a Web service?

Most web services provide an API, which, with its set of commands and functions, is used to retrieve data. Here’s one example: Twitter delivers an API that authorizes a developer access tweets from a server and then collects data in JSON format.

How do I send data from SAP NetWeaver to SAP BW?

In SAP NetWeaver 7.0, you generate Web services for data loading when you activate a DataSource defined in the BW system. The Web services provide you with WSDL descriptions, which can be used to send data to BW regardless of the technology used.

How to send SOAP data to BW?

To receive soap documents the SOAP service needs to be active in SICF only then data can be sent to bw through webservices. Before the datasource can be configured a sources system of the type webservice needs to be created.

How does the WebService DataSource work?

The webservice datasource works with a push mechanicm allow the datadelivery from the source system which is initiating the extraction process. (As of 7.3 this can also be a pull datasource meaning bw can initiate the data retrieve.)

How can I send data to BW using WSDL?

The Web services provide you with WSDL descriptions, which can be used to send data to BW regardless of the technology used. The BW server SOAP interface can ensure guaranteed delivery, since an XML message is returned to the client whether successful or not.