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How to call an ISeries Program from SAP

First let me say this only works if your instance of SAP is running on an ISeries.

Next you will need authority to a TCODE SM69 so if you dont have that authority go talk with your Basis People good luck.

Now lets just dive in to SM69

SM69 Call setup.JPG

I am seting up the most basic of ISeries commands the “Call” Statement.  The Call is a command like SA38 it just lets you call a program.

The following is the Function Module that you need to place into your ABAP program to call this command.

      call function ‘SXPG_COMMAND_EXECUTE’


          commandname                   = ld_comline

          additional_parameters         = v_parameter1

          operatingsystem               = sy-opsys

          targetsystem                  = sy-host

          stdout                        = ‘X’         
         stderr                        = ‘X’

          terminationwait               = ‘X’


          status                        = ld_status         

          exec_protocol                 = ld_output         

          no_permission                 = 1

          command_not_found             = 2

          parameters_too_long           = 3

          security_risk                 = 4

          wrong_check_call_interface    = 5

          program_start_error           = 6

          program_termination_error     = 7

          x_error                       = 8

          parameter_expected            = 9

          too_many_parameters           = 10

          illegal_command               = 11

          wrong_asynchronous_parameters = 12

          cant_enq_tbtco_entry          = 13

          jobcount_generation_error     = 14

          others                        = 15.

Parameter Header 2
Commandname This is the name of the entry you setup in SM69 in my case it will be ZCALL.
additional_parameters In this example it will be your program name on the ISeries along with Library if needed.
operatingsystem In my example SAP was running on an ISeries so I could get away with sy-opsys.
targetsystem Again this works because I am on a ISeries sy-host

Well thats it play around with it I want to see if I can reach another ISeries with this same procedure.  I might make another post if I am able to make this work.

P.S. when I first did this nearly 4 years ago my company had SAP running on the ISeries but we have since migrated off the ISeries onto a windows machine so I cannot run this as it is configured any longer.

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