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About Connect SAPJCo rules

Updated on April 6, 2022

The Connect SAPJCo rule supports the SAP Java Connector Architecture (JCo). Use it to define a connector interface between your Pega Platform application and an external SAP application. Connect SAPJCo rules allow the Pega Platform applications to work with SAP R/3 (ECC) and NetWeaver systems.

Important: Connect SAPJCo rules are no longer being actively developed and will be deprecated in Pega Platform 8.7. To avoid upgrade issues when these rules are deprecated, use Connect Java rules. For more information, see About Connect Java rules.

The following tabs are available on this form:


To list the Connect SAPJCo rules in your application, use the Application Explorer or click ConfigureIntegrationConnector Definitions & Simulations.

To list all Connect SAPJCo rules that are available to you, use the Records Explorer.


To generate Connect SAPJCo rules, the Connector and Metadata wizard requires software provided by SAP , as well as JAR files you create based on the SAP Business API. For information on prerequisites and working with Connect SAPJCo connectors, see "Before You Begin" in the Connect SAPJCo Connectors section of the Pega Community article Pega Process Extender for SAP Business Suite.

The external Java class or .jar file must be on the Pega Platform class paths. For instructions, see the Pega Community article About the Process Commander Class Paths.

Use the Connector and Metadata wizard to build an SAPJCo connector. The wizard uses the Java Reflection API to introspect the class or JavaBean's public constructors and public methods. It then generates the appropriate Pega Platform connectors, connector activities, classes, and properties. See About the Connector and Metadata wizard.

To use the wizard, click ConfigureIntegrationConnectors Connector and Metadata wizard .


To debug your application, you can simulate an SAPJCo connector when the external class is unavailable or lacks a test environment. See Creating Connector Simulations.

Where referenced

Connect SAPJCo rules can be referenced in an Integrator shape of a flow rule, or on the Definition tab of a Data Page rule, as the source of data for the contents of the data page.


A Connect SAPJCo rule is an instance of the Rule-Connect-SAPJCo class. Connect SAPJCo rules belong to the Integration-Connectors category.

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