ABAP Freak Show March 18th – Call REST Services
Maybe you have seen the latest SAP InnoCentive challenge, which has $20,000 USD up for grabs for the best applications that use the new SAP BOBJ Polestar OnDemand Service. If so you might be wondering how you can put the Polestar OnDemand APIs to use with all that wonderful Business Suite transactional data running in your ABAP application server.
If so you have come to the right place. My hope is that one of you other ABAP Freaks out there can win the InnoCentive Challenge and although I can’t give you any code to help out with projects I can give you some hints and knowledge to get you started.
In this episode of the ABAP Freak Show we will look at the configuration and coding steps necessary to call REST based web services. In particular we will look at the extra steps necessary for working with REST based services over HTTPS. So even if you aren’t interest in working with Polestar OnDemand, you can still learn about HTTPS certificates, proxy settings in the ICM, HTTP destination setup and coding against the CL_HTTP_CLIENT ABAP class.