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New Blog Series: ABAP Trial Version for Newbies

With the new build of the SAP NetWeaver 2004s ABAP Trial Version (SP11), we in SAP NetWeaver Product Management are eager to introduce, through a series of blogs, SAP ABAP technology to those with limited ABAP experience. While the Trial Version allows developers who are new to SAP to start learning ABAP it can also serve more experienced ABAP developers as a sandbox for more ambitous development experiments or to learn basic administrative tasks. In any case what you should have is a basic understanding of IT, and experience in at least one programming language. The blog series will start with easy – but essential – topics such as starting and stopping the SAP NW ABAP Application server from the management console. They’ll lead you to the development environment, where you can check out how easy and convenient it is to write applications in ABAP. Of course, the blogs cannot replace a solid training in ABAP technology, but it can serve as an appetizer before you delve deeper. With every blog, your knowledge of SAP technology will improve. And finally, you will have an overview of what’s going on in the ABAP application server. Feel free to make a suggestion for the topic you are interested in.

Part 1 ‘ Download and installation of the Trial Version ‘

Part 2 ‘ Starting and Stopping the Application Server ‘ 

Part 3 ‘ Why and How the Server Matters to You as a Developer: Server Architecture and Work Processes ‘ 

Part 4 ‘ Many Developers On One Central Server – How Does It Work ‘ 

Part 5 ‘ Navigation in the Application Server ‘ 

Part 6 ‘ A first Hello-World-Program ‘ 

Part 7 ‘ Creating a Program and a Package – An Introduction to the SAP Change and Transport System ‘ 

Part 8 ‘ Exporting development objects from SP8’ 

Part 9 ‘ Importing a transport into SP11 ‘ 

Part 10 ‘ A First Little Business Program ‘

Part 11 ‘ Getting More Familiar With the ABAP Dictionary ‘

Part 12 ‘ Debugging in ABAP ‘

Part 13 ‘ Get Your Program up to Speed ‘ 

Part 14 ‘ The Foundation of an Application – Creating the Database Tables ‘

Part 15 ‘ How to Dynamically Create Test Data for Our Database Table ‘

Part 16 ‘ MaxDB: Database Manager and SQL Studio ‘   

Part 17 ‘ Your first ABAP Object ‘ 

Part 18 ‘ Starting with Web Dynpro for ABAP ‘

There are two forums where you can post your questions and ask for help in case of trouble.

Trials, Previews & Other Downloads for general discussions about the trial versions ( interesting projects you are doing with it, wishes for the future,…) Web AS Preview Installation for concrete problems with the installation.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hi ,

      It would be very helpful , if you could tell us the a road map to do a self learning in ABAP languague.

      Author's profile photo Dirk Feeken
      Dirk Feeken
      That's what this blog series is intended to do.
      Another way to start learning ABAP on your own (if you don't want to take the official SAP training courses BC400, BC401,...) is by reading the book "ABAP Objects" by Horst Keller and doing the exercises.
      (The second edition will be shipped in english soon.)
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Yeah, But I feel strongly that courses BC400 and BC401 should be attended by everyone.
      Author's profile photo Mingzuo Shen
      Mingzuo Shen
      I am interested in __anything__
      you can do in the trial
      versions (both ABAP and Java),
      both development and admin wise.
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hi,

          I am intrested in learning XI. Can we practice XI on these ABAP Trial version?

      Author's profile photo Dirk Feeken
      Dirk Feeken
      Sorry, no this is just the ABAP part of the NW application server. XI requires a double stack with ABAP and Java (for the adaptors).
      Author's profile photo Abdul Hakim
      Abdul Hakim
      Whether the ABAP Trial Version Netweaver2004s is an IDES system??..If not how can we have data for Practicing(Creating Programs) for eg.Material masters data,Vendor Masters data,Customer Masters data,GL Masters data...???

      Cheers,
      Hakim

      Author's profile photo Peter Inotai
      Peter Inotai
      Hi Manfred,

      It's great that ABAP and ABAPers got such support.
      I have a couple of questions:
      1) What is new in this version compare to the SP08 version apart from SP09-11 and the kernel patch (I guess)?
      2) Is the ABAP Book example package included such in case of version SP08?
      3) Is there any ABAP 7.10 Sneak Preview planned? Or is it too early to talk about this?

      Thanks in advance,
      Peter

      Author's profile photo Dirk Feeken
      Dirk Feeken
      Hi Peter,

      next to the SP11 corrections the major improvements are fixed the bugs which showed up in the SP08 version, like the (annoying) disp+work crash when trying to create web services.
      The ABAP book examples are also contained in this version, and regarding further versions ... lets say that we don't plan to stop our trial version activities.

      Dirk

      Author's profile photo Peter Inotai
      Peter Inotai
      Hi Dirk,
      Thanks for the info.
      I'm happy to read the plans about trial versions 🙂
      Best regards,
      Peter
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      hi,

      my system has 512 RAM and 80 GB hard disk. can i download the trial version of ABAP.
      Is there any other way to download abap with this conf?

      Author's profile photo Dirk Feeken
      Dirk Feeken
      You can try it. The system will run on a 512MB PC but it won't be fun to work with.
      Investing in another 512MB memory makes probaby more sense than wasting too much time with such a slow system.
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hi Dirk,

      Thanks for the info.

      Regards
      Preeti Yadav

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hello!

      If I install everything required for this tutorial, will I run into any problems (software conflicts, not performance or memory etc...) with the SAP Netweaver Developer Studio and the SAP MMC I already have installed on my machine?

      Regards
      Kurt

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hi,

      Can you please tell me how much free space is required to install this version of ABAP?

      Thanks

      Raj

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      Former Member
      Blog Post Author
      hi Raj,
      it is 22 GB hard disk space temporary during installation - 10 GB permanent.

      regards, manfred

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hi,

      Wondering if this would work on Vista dual core PC ?

      Thanks,
      Viren.

      Author's profile photo Klaus Keller
      Klaus Keller
      Hello Viren,

      Successfully installing the Trail Version on Windows Vista is not promised from SAP side, but our mighty community in SDN have already tested it and got it work:

      2004s on Windows Vista

      Regards,
      Klaus

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      When installing 2004s, the documentation states that there is a predefined Userid and PW.
      I am now attempting to uninstall Max DB.  It is requesting a Userid and PW.
      What values do I use?
      Please respond to jerhoades@verizon.net.
      Thank you
      Author's profile photo Durairaj Athavan Raja
      Durairaj Athavan Raja
      userid:control
      pwd: control

      (if you had given a differnt master password during installation , use that.)

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      I forgot to mention that I first attempted to remove the 2004s version in add/remove programs.  The uninstall failed and Max DB is hogging 12 gig of disk space.  How do I blow it away?
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      I refreshed add/remove programs and the Max DB entry vanished.  There are still a lot of SAP files left on the C: drive.  Is it safe to simply delete them?
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      What do I need to develop in both ABAP and Java?
      Install both
      SAP NetWeaver 04s SP9 AND
      SAP NetWeaver 04s SP11
      ?
      Author's profile photo Gregor Wolf
      Gregor Wolf
      Hi Rick,

      the easiest way to get a Dual Stack running ist to use the ABAP/Java VMWare Edition. Have a look at my Blog SAP NetWeaver 7.0 - Java and ABAP Trial Version on Linux - VMware Edition - Tips & Tricks.

      Best regards
      Gregor

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      Former Member
      Hello,

      I am trying to install a license, my previous one runs out in three days.  When I go to install it I get the error message 'The license key library has not been initialized yet.' ... when installing, I follow the exact procedure to install the entended license, but I always get the error.  Is it because I have to wait before the old license expires?

      Please advise,
      Many thanks
      Sulman

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Blog Post Author
      hello Sulman,

      did you check the link Re: The license key library has not been initialized yet.

      regards, Manfred

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      hi
      i need to download the two files what you mentioned in the abap trail versions.

      I am unable to download it.plz help me.

      thnks
      Ratan

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      Former Member
      Blog Post Author
      Now it's back again with new SP12.

      regards, Manfred

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hello ,
      when trying to extend the demo license on the nsp the first time, I am getting the error message: The license key library has not been initialized yet. 
      Any ideas?
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Blog Post Author
      hello Michael,

      here comes the link to your solution.
      Re: The license key library has not been initialized yet.

      regards, Manfred

      Author's profile photo Peter Inotai
      Peter Inotai
      Hi Manfred,

      Could you consider the possibility of adding the Adobe Designer to the future versions of the SAPGUI for ABAP Sneak Preview?
      It would be useful for the Adobe forms.

      Thanks in advance,
      Peter

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hello,

      I have read this wiki:
      https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/wiki?path=/display/bi/setting+up+bi+in+netweaver+7.0+abap+trial+version&

      I have created NWUSER successfully with SAP_ALL and SAP_NEW and field BWMANDT = 001

      but I can only connect NWUSER with client 000 not 001:why ?

      Thanks.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      There are any trial version that has got the r/3 modules for practices??

      TY

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Dear Manfred Lutz,

      Really commendable effort;
      Thanks for these weblogs.

      I would greatly appreciate
      if similiar weblogs were
      created for PI (XI) learning.
      PI (XI) step by step for newbies!

      Thanks again,
      Aby Jacob

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      Former Member
      I have succesfully instaled trail version..But iam unable to logon,it says server 121.0.0.1 not reachable,but i have that entry in the hosts file.Can anyone help me?
      Author's profile photo Dominic Schmoigl
      Dominic Schmoigl
      Please check your ip address: you wrote 121.0.0.1, but it's 127.0.0.1
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Please see my reply to Jelly Yang above your post. Other than the IP problem pointed out, the comp name has to be 13 char or less. You will need to uninstall everything and start from scratch as in my reply referred
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      You have two options for that .

      1>Go to my computer and change your computer name to localhost.

      2>Install microsoft loopback adapter .in it provide the ip address that you have assigned to your computer in ets hosts file.

      if this doesnot solves your problem reply me back.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      I have installed the system succrssed,and can login in ,there is no problem but run webdynpro.
      i changed a file in the system32 "127.0.0.1 localhost.com.cn" and saved,but still can't run.
      it hinted "code=CANT_CONNECT_LOOPBACK] Cannot connect due to potential loopback problems "
      can anyone help me resolve it? Thanks .
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      1. You have to uninstall everything first. <br/><br/>2. To uninstall : <br/> All programs => sap netweaver.. => NSP => uninstall.<br/>  : Control Panel => add remove programs, remove SAP related programs one by one viz SAP GUI, SAP MMC snap

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hi Manfred

      I like to know differences between 4.7 and this NW7ABAP.

      Like I heard that NW is mainly used for webbased and ABAP is not desktop base like.

      Can you please explain in detail.

      Where as I am looking forward to learn ABAP towards webbased. Is it possible.

      Thanks in advance.

      Surabhi

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      Former Member
      Hi Manfred
      I'm trying to install the SAPnw ABAP trial version on windows vista, but at the beginning of the instalation it appears an error with java. What can i do? Thanks
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      Former Member
      Blog Post Author
      hi Carlos,

      only the newest version of the ABAP Trial can be installed on MS Vista. You can get it from https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/80fd9a0a-e306-2a10-c896-b84c77c13ed2

      kind regards,

      - Manfred

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      This is a great blog and very helpful - many thanks! I'm just wondering if 'series 19' will be forthcoming or is it time to jump the nest and venture out on our own?  🙂
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hi,

      I installed SAP netweaver 7.01 SR1 SP3 Trial Version in my laptop. Creating a new Function Group is asking for an access key. Is there any access key number for trial versions? How else shall i create a function group?

      Regards,
      Divya

      Author's profile photo Otto Gold
      Otto Gold

      Hi,

      your blog is cool, except small detail:

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      Can you please repair it?

      Thanks for your effort and help to the many,

      cheers Otto