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Manual SAPEX Installation

Local vs Remote Kiuwan Analysis


To analyze ABAP code with the Kiuwan Solutions, the source code and information from the SAP system need to be exported before they can be analyzed.


Once the source code is exported, the Kiuwan Solutions let you implement two different approaches on the location where the ABAP code is analyzed.

  • To execute Kiuwan analyses within the SAP server (local), or
  • To execute analyses from an external server (remote)

Depending on your approach, the installation takes different steps. 

We will use the terms local and remote for specific installation steps, and both for common (mandatory) steps.


SAPEX Installation Files


SAPEX installation files are contained in, located in the $(AGENT_HOME)/resources/abap directory of your Kiuwan Local Analyzer installation.

Please visit Kiuwan Local Analyzer for further help on Kiuwan Local Analyzer.


The following table lists contents of

ZKW_SAPEX_CODEExport source codeExports to local or remote directory
ZKW_SAPEX_METADATAExport SAP informationExports to local or remote directory
ZKW_ANALYSISAnalyzes source code (after optional previous export) in SAP system 
RFC-enabled Function modules:  
ZKW_SAPEX_CODE_RPCExport source codeNeeded by sapexCode.xmlremote script
ZKW_SAPEX_METADATA_RPCExport metadataNeeded by sapexMetadata.xmlremote script
ZKW_SAPEX_LOADFILE_RPCFor downloading an exported fileNeeded by sapexCode.xmlremote script
ZKW_SAPEX_RMDIR_RPCFor removing directories where source code is exported 
ZKW_SAPEX_RMDIR_CHECKSecurity check for RMDIR calls 
ZKW_CL_*, ZKW_CX_*Support classesAdd them using class builder or Eclipse ADT
ZCL_IM_KW_BADI_REQ_CHECKImplementation BAdI for CTS_REQUEST_CHECKSample BAdI for automated audit before release of a transport request
  • Note 1: It is recommended to create a package named ZKW_SAPEX to hold all entities created for SAPEX.

  • Note 2: You may use ABAP Workbench / ABAP Editor or Eclipse-based ABAP Development Tool to create the SAPEX elements from the provided code.

  • Note 3: Remember to activate all ABAP elements installed, to enable the execution.


Common Installation steps for Local and Remote scenarios

1.Create ZKW_SAPEX package

It is recommended to create a package named ZKW_SAPEX to hold all entities created for SAPEX.

To create the ZKW_SAPEX  package you can use the transaction SE80 as follows:




After creating the ZKW_SAPEX package, you can follow the next steps.


2.Install support classes 

Using the Class Builder (transaction SE24) in source code mode, create and activate all the ZKW_CL_* classes, and the ZKW_CX_* exception classes.



Toogle to Source Code - Based Class Builder and paste the content of the source file (substituting any previous content).


Switch back to Form-Based Class Builder to see the complete class.



Do not forget to Activate every class after creation.


After importing all the classes you will see them under the ZKW_SAPEX package:


3.Install source code extraction programs 

Using the ABAP Editor (transaction SE38), create the ZKW_SAPEX_CODE and ZKW_SAPEX_METADATA programs


Open the Source view.


and paste the source code provided by SAPEX.


After saving, you will see all the SAPEX objects.

Do not forget to activate all the created objects.


4.Create OS commands (ZKW_MKDIR and ZKW_RMDIR)

Using transaction SM69, create the following OS commands:




Used for creating directories in the SAP system: 

  • mkdir -p ? for Unix
  • cmd /C mkdir ? for Windows

Note: The command configured must create all intermediate directories.



Used for deleting a directory and all its contents in the SAP system: 

  • rm -rf ? for Unix
  • cmd /C rmdir /s /q ? for Windows.




To ensure that a proper rmdir command is selected, register the ZKW_SAPEX_RMDIR_CHECK to avoid security issues.

This ensures that the command is one of the allowed RMDIR commands, and that the target directory is either sapex code or metadata directories, or a raw subdir under these directories.


ZKW_RMDIR performs a recursive deletion!

To avoid unintended deletions, be sure the target directory does not contain directories out of the SAPEX code/metadata directories.


The result of creating the commands should be similar to the following:


Installation steps for Local scenario


1. Install Programs to execute Local Analysis 


If you decide to use the local approach:

  • Install Kiuwan Local Analyzer in the SAP system, and
  • Using the ABAP Editor (transaction SE38), create and activate ZKW_ANALYSIS program

It is recommended to use a <DIR_HOME>/sape4k/kla directory for the Kiuwan Local Analyzer.

2. Create OS command to launch the analysis (ZKW_KLA_AGENT)

Used for launching the Kiuwan Local Analyzer script.

This OS command will be used by ZKW_ANALYSIS program and CTS_REQUEST_CHECK BAdI implementation.

Use :

  • <PATH_TO_KLA>/bin/ (Unix), or 
  • <PATH_TO_KLA>\bin\agent.cmd (Windows) 

as the name of the Operating System Command parameter in transaction SM69.


Installation steps for Remote scenario

Configure remote scripts 

1. Install RFC-enabled function modules

To run the SAPEX scripts from a remote host (where KLA is deployed), the ZKW_SAPEX_*_RPC function modules should be created using Function Builder (transaction SE37).

To create the ZKW_SAPEX_FG function group you can use transaction SE80 as follows:
Before creating the function modules, it is recommended to create the ZKW_SAPEX_FG function group.


After creating the ZKW_SAPEX_FG function group, create a Function Module for every ZKW_SAPEX_*_RPC function modules included in $(AGENT_HOME)/resources/abap/.../ZKW_SAPEX_FG/functions 

Use Function Builder (transaction SE37) as follows:



After created, go to the Source Code tab and paste the content of the associated file.


Make sure that all functions terminated with _RPC are marked as RFC-enabled, as they will be called remotely from the SAPEX scripts.


Click Save.


2. Install SAP JCo Connector library

Remote scripts use SAP JCo Connector to remotely connect to the SAP server.

SAP JCO Connector must be installed in the remote containing the SAPEX remote scripts that will execute the Kiuwan Local Analyzer.

Full details for installing SAP JCo library

Download SAP JCo from SAP Service Marketplace Connectors - you need service-marketplace access for it.

Once you have downloaded the corresponding package for your operating system, install it.


  • Windows: There are different distribution packages for various JRE versions and hardware processors available:
sapjco3-ntintel-3.0.8.zipfor a 32-bit JRE running on a 32- or 64-bit AMD or INTEL x86 or a 64-bit INTEL Itanium processor
sapjco3-ntia64-3.0.8.zipfor a 64-bit JRE running on a 64-bit INTEL Itanium processor
sapjco3-ntamd64-3.0.8.zipfor a 64-bit JRE running on a 64-bit AMD or INTEL x86 processor


Before installing JCo, please install the latest Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 C/C++ runtime libraries, as described in note 684106.

To install JCo for Windows unzip the appropriate distribution package into an arbitrary directory sapjco3-install-path.

Do not copy the sapjco3.dll in the WINDIR\system32 nor into the WINDIR\SysWOW64 directory. This will break the operability of other JCo versions that are already installed on the same system. Furthermore, you would risk that the current installation also would not work anymore if the sapjco3.dll gets replaced in the respective Windows system directory in the future.


  • Linux: There are different distribution packages for various JRE versions and hardware processors available:
sapjco3-linuxintel-3.0.8.tgzfor a 32-bit JRE running on a 32- or 64-bit AMD or INTEL x86 processor
sapjco3-linuxia64-3.0.8.tgzfor a 64-bit JRE running on a 64-bit INTEL Itanium processor
sapjco3-linuxx86_64-3.0.8.tgzfor a 64-bit JRE running on a 64-bit AMD or INTEL x86 processor
sapjco3-linuxppc64-3.0.8.tgzfor a 64-bit JRE running on a 64-bit PowerPC processor
sapjco3-linuxs390x-3.0.8.tgzfor a 64-bit JRE running on a 64-bit IBM eServer zSeries processor


To install JCo for Linux, copy the appropriate distribution package into an arbitrary directory sapjco3-install-path. Next, change to the installation directory:

  cd sapjco3-install-path

and extract the archive:

  tar zxvf sapjco3-linux*3.0.8.tgz


3.Configure SAPEX scripts in Kiuwan Local Analyzer

The last step is to configure the scripts used for the scripts in KLA for remote extraction.


Scripts for extracting source code (sapexCode.xml ) and metadata (sapexMetadata.xml) use following configuration files:


You can find configuration files at $(AGENT_HOME)/conf/sapex directory of your Kiuwan Local Analyzer installation directory.


As an alternative, you may use the extractor programs provided in the SAP system, and then either transfer the results to the system where the KLA is deployed, or directly run the KLA in the target SAP system (in particular, when an automated audit should be performed before releasing a transport request/task).

Please note that the extraction programs for code / metadata allows you to specify a local directory (in the user host) where exported contents will be saved.

If the extract operations will be performed manually, remote extraction scripts are not needed.

Please visit SAP Extractor- Remote use - Appendix Configuration Files for further information.


Test SAPEX installation

Once completed, you may test the installation: