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Author's profile photo Gabriela Gratarolli

ABAP in Eclipse: The Feature Explorer experience

  • Please introduce yourself and tell us how long you’ve developed with ABAP

Hi! I’m Gabriela, and I’ve been around developing in ABAP language since 2006.

I’m from Brazil and love to learn new technologies, and the last years were filled with a lot of changes since I’ve began on this area. So many new things to learn, it’s really hard to follow everything. I’ve participated in many implementations and I’m specialized on HR development, but already did some developments aside HR, for other SAP modules. I’m always trying to reach the top of the technology and be in tune on what’s on and what will be.

  • Did you know about Eclipse before you took this ABAP in Eclipse Explorer challenge?

Yes, on college I have already developed in Eclipse using Java and C++ to achieve tasks given by the teachers.

  • Do you think the feature explorer is helpful to onboard new developers?

Sure. When you don’t have an idea on where to start, it is a very nice place to start.

  • What is your favorite feature of the beginners tour?

The challenges that make you explore the framework features.

  • Have you explored additional features of Eclipse that you like?

I love the debbugging view of eclipse, which have a great variable viewer and in-memory features which help a lot when searching for code problems. And love to have a framework which I can work with many languages at the same time, with a smart code auto-completion, code check when typing the code, and many other features which Eclipse help when developing software.

  • Mention some ABAP developers in the community that should know ABAP in Eclipse. You can use “@” and then type their name so that they get notified when you mention them.

Flavio Rasseli, who like me, love to be in tune with the new things to come.

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      Hi Gabriela Gratarolli I want start developing in ABAP with eclipse, but haven't luck at moment, because I am under a proxy and not take the ip/user/password.

      I am follow: SAP HANA Cloud Platform

      in the step of installing: SAP HANA Cloud Platform Tools I get this error:

      java.vendor=Oracle Corporation
      BootLoader constants: OS=win32, ARCH=x86, WS=win32, NL=en_US
      Framework arguments:  -product org.eclipse.epp.package.jee.product
      Command-line arguments:  -os win32 -ws win32 -arch x86 -product org.eclipse.epp.package.jee.product

      Mon Dec 29 08:30:32 MST 2014
      Unable to read repository at

      org.eclipse.equinox.p2.core.ProvisionException: Unable to read repository at
      at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.repository.CacheManager.createCache(
      at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.metadata.repository.SimpleMetadataRepositoryFactory.getLocalFile(
      at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.metadata.repository.SimpleMetadataRepositoryFactory.load(
      at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.metadata.repository.MetadataRepositoryManager.factoryLoad(
      at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.repository.helpers.AbstractRepositoryManager.loadRepository(
      at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.repository.helpers.AbstractRepositoryManager.loadRepository(
      at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.metadata.repository.MetadataRepositoryManager.loadRepository(
      at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.metadata.repository.MetadataRepositoryManager.loadRepository(
      at org.eclipse.equinox.p2.ui.ProvisioningUI.loadMetadataRepository(
      at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.ui.model.MetadataRepositoryElement.getMetadataRepository(
      at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.ui.model.MetadataRepositoryElement.getRepository(
      at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.ui.model.MetadataRepositoryElement.getQueryable(
      at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.ui.QueryProvider.getQueryDescriptor(
      at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.ui.model.QueriedElement.fetchChildren(
      at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.ui.model.MetadataRepositoryElement.fetchChildren(
      at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.ui.model.RemoteQueriedElement.fetchDeferredChildren(
      at org.eclipse.ui.progress.DeferredTreeContentManager$
      Caused by: PKIX path building failed: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
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      at org.apache.http.conn.ssl.SSLSocketFactory.createLayeredSocket(
      at org.apache.http.impl.conn.DefaultClientConnectionOperator.updateSecureConnection(
      at org.apache.http.impl.conn.ManagedClientConnectionImpl.layerProtocol(
      at org.apache.http.impl.client.DefaultRequestDirector.establishRoute(
      at org.apache.http.impl.client.DefaultRequestDirector.tryConnect(
      at org.apache.http.impl.client.DefaultRequestDirector.execute(
      at org.apache.http.impl.client.AbstractHttpClient.execute(
      at org.apache.http.impl.client.AbstractHttpClient.execute(
      at org.eclipse.ecf.provider.filetransfer.httpclient4.HttpClientFileSystemBrowser.runRequest(
      at org.eclipse.ecf.provider.filetransfer.browse.AbstractFileSystemBrowser$
      ... 1 more
      Caused by: PKIX path building failed: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
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      Caused by: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
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      ... 25 more

      I talk with the Security People, for check if is a firewall problem or what.

      Not exist a Package same as offline? for download and install SAP HANA Cloud Platform Tools?


      I am continue checking the problem.


      and if resolve/fix it I tell here what is the problem.


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      Gabriela Gratarolli
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      Hi! I'm having big issues with proxy too. I've read something around, maybe something could work to you.

      To configure proxy is here (Preferences):


      Configure HTTP and HTTPS, but it is NEEDED to leave SOCKS cleared.

      Other thing I've tried (but with no success, but maybe it can work for you)

      is to insert into eclipse.ini (I've tried to insert on my config.ini once mac doesn't have eclipse.ini)

      You need to specify the following options below the -vmargs option in the .ini file, each on a separate line:

      Try adding this line to .ini file if above arguments dont work:


      Since I'm using a Macbook Air, maybe it won't work for me on OS X.

      What I did was install it outside proxy (in my home network) and then going to the company and testing on the day after  🙁

      If I get this to work, I'll be back to you 😉