To connect to SAP from your Mac OS, you can make use of SAP GUI for Java logon pad expert mode. Although Apple partnered with SAP recently, still there are many compatibility issues when it comes to using SAP in Mac OS. Therefore, many users and SAP experts might prefer running SAP using Windows OS in their Apple Mac.
But there are a few of us who still want to use Mac OS for SAP runtime. With the introduction of SAP GUI For Java, now we are able to run SAP GUI on Mac OS. You can download it for free if you have S-user access to service.sap.com.
SAP Versions used in the illustration:
SAP S4 HANA Fashion 1709
To create connections to SAP systems using SAP GUI For Java, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open SAP GUI For Java and Add New Connection.
Select new connection.
Step 2: Maintain New SAP Connection Properties.
Maintain system description and connection type, then select Expert Mode under Advanced tab.
Step 3: Configure Connection String in Expert Mode
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