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In this and the next Blogs I will show you how you can set up your SAP Web IDE on Hana Cloud. I cut this in 5 parts:


part 1

  • Opening SAP Web IDE for the first time
  • Entering the Git User Settings
part 2
  • Installing and configuring the HANA Cloud Connector
part 3 this part 😉
  • Connecting to the remote system
part 4
  • Test the SAP Web IDE
part 5
  • Enable your HCP Fiori Launchpad
  • Register your App to the HCP Launchpad
part 6 (old part 5)
  • Deploy your application to the ABAP Repository
  • Test your application at the ABAP system
  • Import your application from SAP Gateway to SAP Web IDE

In the part 2 we have configured our SAP HANA Cloud Connector with a virtual server pointing to a given real server. This was pretty easy to do: now we have to say to our SAP Web IDE to point to the virtual server we have created, mapping to it all the related resources. We are going to setup, in the SAP HANA Cloud Cockpit, a new destination: this destination will give to the SAP Web IDE, the information about where to look for the specified backend.

Since you want to use the paths “/sap/opu/odata”, “/sap/bc/adt” and “/sap/bc/ui5_ui5”, you need to specify the usages odata_abap, dev_abap and ui5_execute_abap according to the table in the previous part.

Connecting remote system

From the HANA Cloud cockpit click on the left side on the link Destinations


Click on New Destination


Enter the following parameters and click on Save

Parameter Value
Name gm6
Description GM6
URL https://gm6.virtual:44333
ProysType OnPremise
Authentication NoAuthentication

Then click on New Property


Add the following new additional parameters:

Parameter Value
WebIDEEnabled true
WebIDEUsage odata_abap,dev_abap,ui5_execute_abap
WebIDESystem GM6

When finished click on Save


At the end you should have the following situation


Pay attention to the fact that:

  • the WebIDEUsage is a concatenation of some of the usages taken from the table at the previous part: just the ones we want to include in our
  • the URL is not really the address of the real server, but it’s just the name of a virtual server.

+++ external Gateway or Northwind? Look here +++

How to configure an external GW system with SAP Web IDE

How to use Northwind OData service with SAP Web IDE

If you have reached this point, you might want to know if your system is really working or not. Let’s test it by creating a new SAP Fiori App that will consume the OData services provided by our GM6 backend. See part 4 🙂

More Web IDE stuff published by Technology RIG 🙂

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  1. Basar Ozgur Kahraman

    Hi Claudia,

    Clear explanation,

    Thank you.

    One point that i need but not in blog, setting client number for on premise system. i added sap-client property to destination configuration at hana cloud cockpit



  2. Former Member

    Hi Claudia,

    Followed all the steps but i get this error in webide . Do i need to configure anything extra .

    I am trying to connect to external GW system . From my logon pad i able to access the GW system.


        1. Former Member

          Hi Arun,

          You are using the wrong address inthe URL. This value should be the ‘Virtual server’ and ‘port’ that you entered while adding the system in SAP Cloud connector (in the your local SAP system). Go to the cloud connect and the list will show you the virtual address cloud connector is using.

          /sap/opu/odata is a resource that should be added in Cloud connector. Its not a URL. Hope this helps.

      1. Former Member

        Yes , i have followed the blog but the property Proxy Type as Internet is the root cause for my error i suppose because when i changed that property to On-premise my error vanished . As there are few issues with my access to the Gateway system couldn’t test end to end .

  3. Former Member

    hi Claudia,

    i have followed ur steps mentioned above, but i m getting below error.


    Configured Destination


    Please help to solve the error, that where i m missing exactly

    I am using trail version for this.



  4. Former Member

    Hi Michal,

    Thanks for reminding Hana Cloud Connector.

    i was not aware of this as this is first time i am using onPremise proxy type,

    it is working fine now.


    @Claudia Polster thanks for the post, it was very helpfull.



  5. Former Member

    Hi Claudia ,

    To Connect to northwind do we need to install hana cloud connector or not required .As i have not installed hana cloud connector which is required to connect to on premise sytems

    I still get the mesage when creating an fiori starter application in dataconnection tab the service URL says  “GAtewy Timed OUT”. can you please suggest what to do for this

  6. Former Member

    Great article,

    Thank you for your posting. I am having an issue, I am new to HCP, I follow steps which you provided set up Cloud Connector and then add Destination with all attributes. However I got a message “Backend Status could not be determined”. Please help me solve this issue.

    Thank you!


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