The Remote Function Call (RFC) interface system enables function calls between two SAP systems, or between a SAP system and an external system. Use the SAP RFC analyzer to configure the monitoring of communication between a SAP system and another SAP, or between a SAP system and a third-party system.

Most SAP RFC monitoring parameters are adjusted globally, which means that you can create most basic parameters for software monitoring when you create user-defined software services.

To change SAP RFC monitoring settings, in RUM Console, select Global ► Middleware Monitoring ► SAP RFC.

Attributes/Metrics/Parameters/Users

  • Choose how value should be reported

    Define how the extracted value should be reported in CAS or ADS. CAS counts occurrences of the defined attribute while ADS reports on actual values retrieved. You can define the extracted value as Attribute, Metric, Parameter or User

  • Choose where given value should be reported

    Value reported as Attribute

    Select the group based on automatically detected sets of operation attributes: SAP RFC error, SAP RFC error indicator, Group 3, Group 4, Group 5

    Value reported as Metric

    Select the group based on sets of metrics: Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4, Group 5

    Value reported as Parameter

    Select the group based on automatically detected sets of parameters: Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4, Task name, Module name, Service name

    Value reported as User

    Automatically reported in User name group.

  • Choose source to extract value from

    You can choose from which Field ID the value should be extracted. Options include Predefined set for Field IDs, Custom entry where you can manually enter the Field ID or a default set of CPIC errors.

    Predefined field

    Selecting a predefined Field ID will set the Field type automatically and known value decoding rules will be applied.

    Custom field

    Selecting the Custom option, you will have to select the value transformation method (Field type) and provide additional information depending on which method was selected. Make sure your custom entry uses the correct format: 0xNNNNN where “NNNNN” can be any value in 2-bytes hex format.

    CPIC Error

    This option will attempt to extract the value from an error occurring in Common Programming Interface-Communications API (available only for Attribute definition).

  • Apply given regular expression to the value

    This required field enables you to match and extract a particular value from the parameter name in the observed traffic.