Side Information Parameters

Definition

Side info tables contain both general and specific parameters.

General Parameters

As a rule, side info tables contain the following general parameters:

Side information for a specific partner program is indicated by a symbolic name for the target system. The symbolic name is followed by a series of connection parameters. These always include the following parameter values.

This parameter specifies the name of the LU, where the partner program is located. The local LU must know this LU when setting up a connection.

This parameter specifies the name of the remote program.

For more information refer to General Parameters.

Specific Parameters

Side info tables can contain parameters which are specific to a particular constellation and system platform. Some examples:

Protocol type

Protocol type (Parameter PROTOCOL in sideinfo, Prot in TXCOM) is an example of a parameter which is assigned a specific value according to constellation.

The following values are possible:

C:

The partner program is an ABAP program in R/2.

I:

The partner program is an ABAP program in R/3, which can be accessed via TCP/IP.

E:

The partner program is a program written in C, which can be accessed via TCP/IP and started by means of fork/exec, remote shell or rexec.

F:

The partner program is a C program, which can be accessed via TCP/IP and started externally (for example, by the R/3 Frontend or an R/3 Server).

R:

The partner program is a C program, which can be accessed via TCP/IP and has registered at the SAP-Gateway (via SAP_CMREGTP, see SAP Communication: Programming

G

The partner program is a C program, which can be accessed via TCP/IP and started externally (for example, by the R/3 Frontend or an R/3 Server).

MODE_NAME

The parameter MODE_NAME is an example of a SNA parameter. This parameter is required on a HP-UX or WindowsNT platform with an SNA host. MODE_NAME corresponds with the LOGMODE operands of the MODEENT macros in the logmode table in VTAM.

LOCAL_LU

This parameter is required on a WindowsNT platform with an SNA host. LOCAL_LU is the name of the APPC Local LU (Alias).

For more detailed information on parameters for different platforms and constellations refer to:

SNA Connection under OS/2

SNA Connection under UNIX

SNA Subsystem Platforms on R/2

Integration

Default Values in the SAP Parameter Profile for BS2000, UNIX and WindowsNT

A group of parameters are predefined as profile parameters with default values (see Configuring the SAP Gateway and Configuring the SAP Gateway under BS2000. If you do not want to work with these default values, you can assign alternative values to the corresponding parameters in the side info table.