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This is my first blog post of a series in which I will give you an overview of the SAP Business ByDesign development environment „ByDesign Studio“ and the corresponding programming languages.

I will start with the overview of the SDK…

How wrote in my last blog post, the SDK is divided in to different parts, the ByDesign Studio (Codename Copernicus) and the UI-Designer. That can be a little bit of overcurrent because the name of the SDK itself is called ByDesign Studio as well. But that`s no problem because the UI-Designer can only be started within the ByDesign Studio.

1. ByDesign Studio

The following screenshot shows the ByDesign Studio:

ByDesignStudioScreenshot

How someone of you will notice is the Microsoft Visual Studio Isolated Shell the base application of the SDK.

On the left side you see the “Repository View”, here you can find all you solutions and the SAP Content. By double click on a solution, it will open in the “Solution Explorer” on the right side. In this window you see all your designed “Business Objects” with ABSL-Script files, your screens, web services etc. of the open solution.

On right you also see tabs for a “Trace Explorer”, and “Session Administrator”, the “Properties” tab is less important.

Left below is the “Error List”, “Bookmarks”, and “Sequence Details” for traces.

The last two important sections are at top. On the left there are the buttons for tracing and the buttons for lifecycle management.

LifeCycleBar

The lifecycle management is providing you five buttons (+ “Session Administrator” button):

  • Create new solution

CreateNewSolution

  • Delete solution
  • Start test deployment
  • Start quality review
  • Create patch

2. UI-Designer

The UI-Designer is more complex than the Studio, so I will describe him in a separate post.

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