Examining the Functions of SAP S/4HANA Cloud APIs for the Integration

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Discover and evaluate the basic concepts of SAP S/4HANA Cloud APIs and how to use these concepts for an integration with SAP Commerce Cloud

SAP S/4HANA Cloud APIs

SAP S/4HANA Cloud APIs

When we talk about SAP S/4HANA Cloud integration with other SAP or non SAP products, SAP S/4HANA Cloud APIs play a major role in exchanging data between two systems. APIs provide the capability to process input and output for a business object.

Notes

  • By default, the APIs are not accessible in your SAP S/4HANA Cloud tenant. Before you can use an API, you need to activate the API and define one or more (SAP S/4HANA Cloud) users with the permission to use the API.
  • Before you can activate an API, you need to identify a related communication scenario. The communication scenario is a logical object that bundles a number of inbound and outbound communication design-time artifacts.
  • Every API can be bound to one or more communication scenarios.

For a particular example of an SAP S/4HANA Cloud API, please visit this link: https://api.sap.com/api/CO_MDM_PRD_BULK_REPL_REQ_OUT/overview. In this sample, the information can be found inside the SAP API Business Hub, within the API specific page. When searching for a specific communication scenario in the SAP API Business Hub, you can find the list of the APIs that relate to a specific communication scenario.

APIs provide the capability to process data input and output for a business object. You need to perform these tasks:

  • To expose an API of SAP S/4HANA Cloud system to an external system, a key user needs to create and activate a Communication Arrangement for a corresponding communication scenario.
  • To consume an API of SAP S/4HANA Cloud system, an external system needs to authenticate to it. A technical Communication User is needed to enable certificate-based and basic (user-name and password) authentication types.

For more information, please visit SAP Community: Setting up Communication Management in SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Tasks to enable an SAP S/4HANA Cloud API

SAP Fiori Apps used for working with SAP S/4HANA Cloud APIs

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