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server.start() rfc_bad_connection when trying to start RFC Instance in BODS Management Console

Symptom: After adding a RCF Server Interface in BODS Management Console when we try to start the RFC Instance the following error occurs

An internal error occurred server.start() rfc_bad_connection

Environment: SAP BASIS Version 7.0

SAP BW Version: 7.0

SAP BODS Version: 4.2 SP4

Cause: When we configure the connection parameters in Management Console on RFC Server Interface, commonly it is recommended that parameter SAP Gateway Service Name is SAPGW00 but the SAP Gateway Service Name is not resolved correctly by the RFC Server Interface.

Resolution: The SAP Gateway Service was given as SAPGW02. Try to put 3302 as the SAP Gateway Service Name. The last two numbers are your SAP System Number. E.g If your SAP System Number is 02 then SAP Gateway Service Name would be 3302

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  • Thank you.This blog is helpful.

    The default entry in the connection is SAPGW00 and this is misleading. One can think updating 00 with correct instance number will work.

    I think SAP should fix this to default the entry to 33<Instance number>