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Hi HANA users,

I saw many a colleagues facing issues with respect to launching of HANA Studio on windows machine. So for any those of the issues I am writing this small and simple blog.

The issue you are facing can be a java issue or studio.ini issue or temporary profile or workspace issue or using User java.


  1. JAVA issue:

         Check if java is installed on your machine. For that open cmd and execute:

         java -version

         If the output is ‘java’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. Reason for this error, either

a.  You don’t have a JRE installed

     If it is not install java 64bit from

b.  Or the path to the \bin folder of your JRE is not listed in your variables

     Please check what is your HANA studio version: 32 bit or 64 bit.


     For your information: 32bit studio can work with 32bit/64bit both jre versions but 64bit studio needs 64bit jre. So better install 64bit java in your system

     and accordingly set the JAVA_HOME and PATH environment variable of windows to java6 or higher. example:


  If java is installed using 64bit(NTamd64) installer then set:

       JAVA_HOME= C:\Program Files\Java\jre6

       PATH= C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin

      If java is installed using 32bit(NTintel) installer then set:

      JAVA_HOME= C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6

      PATH= C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin

    Now verify if your java is getting detected or not using the same above command: java -version

   2.  Studio.ini issue

In case issue has occurred only after updating your HANA Studio, goto HANA Studio installation location-> edit hdbstudio.ini file.Set parameter

       -Xmx1024m to -Xmx512m

          Try opening HANA Studio if it still doesn’t opens, change second parameter:

-XX:MaxPermSize=1024m to -XX:MaxPermSize=512m

   3.  Workspace issue

        When multiple users uses the same HANA Studio you might get an error while opening HANA Studio. To avoid that issue, before launching HANA Studio

        create a workspace for yourself. example:

If studio is installed in folder C:\Studio_SP6\

Create a directory C:\My_workspace

To launch HANA studio give C:\Studio_SP6\hdbstudio.exe -data “C:\My_workspace”

  4.   Temporary profile issue

         You might try to rename the folders. example:

Change C:\Users\<your windows user>\hdbstudio to C:\Users\<your windows user>\New

Change C:\Users\<your windows user>\.eclipse to C:\Users\<your windows user>\.NewEclipse

5.    Using your own java


     a. Install HANA Studio. Edit the hdbstudio.ini file for parameter -vm. Example:

         If java is installed in  C:\Users\I067506\\java\jre6\

         Modified file:



















     b. Set the environment SYSTEM variables to your specific java installation.




         Make sure you don’t have a user variables pointing to any java location.

         Open HANA Studio. It will work


Hope the above solutions resolves your issue.


Deepak Chodha.

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  1. Anne Webb

    I also found this to be great info. In my case, the settings listed were what I already had. I was advised by a fellow colleague to shut down Outlook and then launch Hana Studio – and believe if it or not – this worked!  I have no clue what Outlook has to do with Java! I could launch Outlook after HANA studio was running and it was also OK. This seemed like a one-time thing because today I had Outlook running, and I was able to launch Hana Studio with no problem. I would be curious if this solution works for anyone else and also if anyone has an explanation for why this worked.


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