Connecting to SAP - Automate_Studio - 20.3

Automate Studio with Connect User Guide

Product type
Product family
Automate > Automate Studio
Product name
Automate Studio
Automate Studio with Connect User Guide
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How Do I
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Install the SAP GUI

Before you can use Studio to record and run scripts, you need to install the SAP GUI. To install it, work with your system administrator or IT department.

Studio with Connect - SAP logon

To log on to SAP, enter an SAP router string along with the other information noted within the Add SAP System box.

Siteminder logon

To log on using Siteminder: 

  1. Define the SSO from within Studio with Evolve.
  2. Go to the Studio SAP Shuttle Logon page.
  3. Click Enterprise Portal.
  4. Select the radio button for Siteminder.

The SAP .ini file / SAPUILandscape.xml

Connecting to SAP is easier if you have saplogon.ini installed on your local computer.

To point SAP to the .ini file:

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click SAP Settings.
  4. Click the Browse button next to the SAPlogon.ini file / SAPUILandscape.xml location box, browse to the ini folder, and click OK twice.

    If you do not know where to find the ini folder, start SAP GUI Logon, click Options (the icon in the upper-left corner), click SAP Logon Options, click Configuration Files or Local Configuration Files, and use the path that is listed for Connection.

If you log on without the .ini installed, click Advanced SAP Logon on the Studio logon screen, click Add System, and then type the system details.

Further information: To save your credentials for future sessions, check the Save as Auto logon credentials box. The next time you log on to SAP from Studio, you will see your Auto Logon name in the SAP System box and your other credentials. All you have to do is click the Log on to SAP button.

Using local SAP systems

When logon types differ between local saplogon ini SAP systems and those defined on Evolve, users may use the local saplogon ini SAP systems to run scripts manually. Please note the following: 

  • If you are already using local SAP system functionality provided through hotfixes (after Evolve and Studio upgrades), enable the Allow local SAP system preference.
  • Display of local SAP servers (saved in .ini/.xml files) is implemented only for Recording and Manual run. These local SAP servers cannot be used for Local Scheduling, Server Scheduling, or Autorun.
  • For Manual run, the local SAP system must be defined on Evolve. However, there is no such limitation for Recording.
  • If you receive an "SAP server configuration not found on Evolve" error message after having defined the SAP system on Evolve, reopen the template/data file in the Excel Add-in to run the file successfully.

User should use two characters in SAP language on Studio and Evolve as Single character does not work throughout the SAP interaction. Add bold text for SAP language content. Example: SAP Username, password, and preferred language with two characters (EN, FR and so on)

Referencing an edited SAP server in a solution may cause issues with that solution. The Connection Name field cannot be edited.