New SAP JCO 3.1 version

SAP has released a new SAP JCO version 3.1. JCO is the workhorse for JAVA programs and other external programs to call RFC enabled function modules and BAPI’s to SAP ABAP systems.

Questions that will be answered in this blog are:

  • Where can I find information on the new JCO 3.1 version?
  • What is the end of support for the current JCO 3.0 version?

New JCO 3.1 version

The main OSS note for JCO version 3.1 is 2786882 – SAP JCo 3.1 release and support strategy. Documentation for JCO 3.1 is available publicly on the SAP site. Or download the PDF of the JCO 3.1 standalone connector directly via this link. General implementation information on both versions is still on the SAP wiki page.

End of support for current JCO 3.0 version

SAP has updated the main note for JCO version 3.0: 1077727 – SAP JCo 3.0 release and support strategy. In this note the current end of support date for JCO version is set to October 31st 2020.

JCO installation issues

OSS note 1953762 – Hints for frequent installation errors with SAP JCo 3.0 release describes the most frequent errors with installation of SAP JCo 3.0. Most of the hints will be identical for SAP JCo 3.1.