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Advantages and Disadvantages of Direct Access Method (BICS)

26 September 2012

Written by Prakash Palani

There is often a question raised to me on the advantages and disadvantages of BICS connectivity? I have attempted to share few of the advantages and disadvantes in this article.


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Do you know how to run CTC/Template Installer/Scenario in NW 7.3?

25 September 2012

Written by Prakash Palani

Its called functional units in NW 7.3, here is an easy step to start with the functional units.


Enable the functional unit that you want to activate.


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Return code 108 during NW 7.3 Installation

24 September 2012

Written by Saravanan Arunachalam

While installing NW 7.3 Java, you may get return code 108 during the Java Deployment phase.


"C:\Program Files\sapinst_instdir\NW73\INSTALL\NW73\ORA\STD\sapjvm\sapjvm_6\bin\java.exe" -classpath "C:/Program Files/sapinst_instdir/NW73/INSTALL/NW73/ORA/STD/install/lib;\\hostname/sapmnt/BIJ/SYS/global/security/lib/tools/iaik_jce.jar;\\SAP-S11/sapmnt/BIJ/SYS/global/security/lib/tools/iaik_jsse.jar;\\hostname/sapmnt/BIJ/SYS/global/security/lib/tools/iaik_smime.jar;\\SAP-S11/sapmnt/BIJ/SYS/global/security/lib/tools/iaik_ssl.jar;\\hostname/sapmnt/BIJ/SYS/global/security/lib/tools/w3c_http.jar;E:/usr/sap/BIJ/J05/j2ee/j2eeclient/sap.com~tc~exception~impl.jar;E:/usr/sap//J05/j2ee/j2eeclient/sap.com~tc~je~clientlib~impl.jar;E:/usr/sap/I/J05/j2ee/j2eeclient/sap.com~tc~logging~java~impl.jar;C:/Program Files/sapinst_instdir/NW73/INSTALL/NW73/ORA/STD/install/lib/tc~je~cl_deploy.jar" -Xmx256m -Ddc.api.verbose=false com.sap.engine.services.dc.api.cmd.Runner getParams -o "C:/Program Files/sapinst_instdir/NW73/INSTALL/NW73/ORA/STD/DCRetrievedVars.props"

finished with return code 108


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SPNego : Troubleshooting

21 September 2012

Written by Prakash Palani

This article is about the the tools that I use to troubleshoot the famous SPNego related problems (in Windows Environment), when a Single Sign-on in an SAP environment doesn't work as expected and continues to throw the logon screen, these are the tools that helps in keep going.

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Business Objects BI Platform - For Input String : 1000000000

13 September 2012

Written by Prakash Palani

When running WebI query which is based on BEx, you may encounter the error message " For Input String : 1000000000 (WIS 00000)" right after giving the input to prompt screen.

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