How to install HANA Studio on Mac OSX using an Update Site
** Update – The steps below are no longer needed as an official SAP OSX HANA Studio Client is now available. This can be obtained from the software downloads in the SAP support portal **
Download Eclipse 4.3.2 64-bit for Mac Cocoa from http://eclipse.org/downloads/
For this I used the following link, but many other mirrors are available.
Extract the .tar.gz and move into an appropriate location such as inside the Mac Applications folder.
3. Start Eclipse
3.1 You may receive a pop-up becuase it is has been downloaded from an unidentified developer. If so you should go to System Preferences, Security & Privacy, and click on button Open anyway.
3.2 You may also receive a pop to allow incoming connects. Choose Allow if you receive this.
4. Configure Eclipse
From the the Eclipse Menu choose
In the Search box type “Update”
5. Add HANA Update Site
You can now add your HANA Update Site, now I know you may not know what this is. It follows the format http://<host>:80<instance_number>
I haven’t configured my own update site but I do know that you can also use the HANA OnDemand Tools site which currently contains Hana Studio Revision 81
Choose Add and then one of the public URLs is
While your here you can also add the HANA Answers plugin too if you like using the URL https://answers.saphana.com/updates
6. Configure Proxy (optional)
If like me you work at SAP and are on the SAP-Corporate network then to connect to this site you will need to configure the proxy.
This is also an Eclipse Preference. You will need to specify it as Manual and the the host is proxy.wdf.sap.corp and the port is 8080.
Beware if you add I proxy you will probably need to restart Eclipse for the change to take effect.
6. Install SAP HANA Tools Software
You can now install the HANA Studio addinfor Eclipse from the update site that you have just configured.
Choose >> Help, Install Software
Enter the name of the Update Site that you have just configured in the search box such as HANA and then it will autocomplete for you.
You can select the appropriate tools to install.
You will need to accept the license agreement and choose next.
During installation you will receive a security warning, you need to choose OK to this
7. Restart Eclipse
You will then have to restart Eclipse for the HANA Tools to be available.
On restart you may receive a warning to allow incoming connections. Choose Allow.
You should now have HANA Studio for Mac installed.
Open the perspective Modeler and you should now be in a familiar place in HANA Studio.
From SP8 Onwards Mac is now a supported Platform
For official information related to HANA SP8 and the Mac version you can see the SAP Note 2004651
Let me know how you get on with HANA Studio on Mac. 🙂