General Parameters

Side information files can contain the following platform-independent parameters:

To reduce configuration work, you can define default entries under DEST=COMMON_PART. All entries that you define under this “destination” are default values for the remaining side info entries.

If an entry is missing for a destination, the default entry is assumed, provided a default entry has been defined under DEST=COMMON_PART.

General parameters of the sideinfo table:

Parameter

Meaning

DEST

Symbolic name of the target system

LU

SAP application server
SNA: logical unit (LU) of the partner

TP

Transaction program of the partner

PROTOCOL

Protocol type C, I or E (see specific Side Info Parameters)

GWHOST

Host, on which the SAP Gateway is running

GWSERV

Gateway service

MODE_NAME

SNA mode name

CPIC_TRACE

Trace switch: 0, 1, 2 or 3

If you are using SAP’s SNC interface:

SNC*

Name of the SNC partner

SNC_MODE

SNC switch
ON   (default setting when using SNC)
OFF (deactivates SNC, overrides SNC and SNC_LIB)

SNC_LIB *

Name of the SNC library

(* Optional parameters, see also Environment Variables)

Note the following points:

·        No side info: SAP_CMINIT3 provides all the connection parameters

·        Depending on the application not all entries have to be made:
Parameters GWHOST and GWSERV do not have to be defined if the call to SAP_CMINT makes the parameters available.

·        You can access the side info file in the CPI-C program and possibly in the SAP Gateway. It can be a matter of various files, depending on the call directory and the environment variable SIDE_INFO.