2nd half of 2008, with NetWeaver 7.10, SAP introduced a new RFC library, the
"SAP Netweaver RFC library" . This library supports tables (and nested
tables) as Import/Export parameters (see SAP note 1025361).
two libraries are incompatible; it is necessary to re-implement the interfaces
in C++ when upgrading from the "classic" library to the
"Netweaver" library. SAP suggests that all programs should upgrade to
the "Netweaver" library as of 2016, since the classic library will not
be maintained by SAP after the year 2016 (current planning).
Synactive we have decided to postpone the transition over to the new library for
around 1 or 2 years until the new library is more widely used in the SAP
community. This is to avoid any risk to current installations for the time
itself still uses "Tables" parameters in all BAPI functions, and there
seems to be no plan to create a new set of BAPI functions that use Import/Export
When you create a
new ABAP function module in transaction SE37, a "Tables" parameter is
denoted as "obsolete" in new SAP systems, but this is the case only if
the function module is not classified as a "remote-enabled" function.