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Author's profile photo Andreas Pöschl

#AiE #ADT the new way of coding!

The Story

Maybe you already heard of ABAP in Eclipse (ABAP Development Tools) or even visited the space here on #SCN, then you’re ready to take the first step into a new way of coding.

1 or 2 years ago I noticed there is an idea (or even the actual development) of abap in eclipse but I thought about the problems that come with such an idea, but I hoped SAP would not drop this and get us a new base for developing ABAP coding.

A few days ago I read about the release of the ABAP-Eclipse Plugin and started with the FAQ to get an overview of this tool. At this time I sadly had no installation of netweaver 7.03 SP4 available, which is a requirement to try out AiE.

The Installation

But yesterday evening the netweaver trial 7.03 was released and available on SCN . So I started the download and installed the new netweaver trial on my laptop. The installation was quite as easy as already with the netweaver trial 7.02.

Afterwards I started the download of ABAP in Eclipse on the SAP Marketplace (search under Support Packages and Patches for “ABAP Eclipse”) and downloaded the ~23MB ZIP-File and the eclipse platform from here

To put it all together I followed the information of SAP Note 1718399 which comes with an installation manual in .pdf format and helps you to get it all started.

So I could finish my day with an first glimpse at the new dev tool. My tasks for the next days are to explore all it’s features and maybe missing things which I know from SE80. But as I think SAP is doing the right thing to provide us a new “workbench” for developing, at least have a look at the navigator after your installation, the view of classes, their methods and attributes and I hope you like it as much as I do. (even the multiple tab thing 🙂 )

At least there is already a nice quick reference card for abap in eclipse, thanks to the creator(s).

The End

I’m very eager to explore all the features and possibilities of this tool and I hope I could give you a short impression how easy it is to try it yourself.

So stop reading here and move on to the space and get started >>


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      Author's profile photo Syam Babu
      Syam Babu


      Nice Blog,



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Well done!