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How To Install SAP Web IDE Locally for Trial in Windows

Please note – SAP Web IDE Local Installation is no longer available.
Following a strong demand from customers, We would like to announce the release of SAP HANA Cloud Platform, Web IDE personal edition (SAP Web IDE Personal Edition) for trial and productive usage. SAP Web IDE personal edition is intended as a complementary IDE. It is to be installed by a single developer on a personal workstation for off-line development.

For more information see SAP Web IDE Personal Edition

1. Introduction

This blog details out step-by-step procedure to local trial installation of SAP Web IDE 1.8 for test and evaluation purposes. You can experience the SAP Web IDE capabilities and see how simple it is to create and extend SAP Fiori/SAPUI5 applications with SAP Web IDE. Additionally, If you want to experience the trial version of SAP Web IDE on HANA Cloud Platform then please follow, Getting Started with SAP Web IDE on HANA Cloud.

Please note: This is a trial version for non-productive usage only and is not updated with the latest features as often as the SAP HANA Cloud version is. It contains a subset of SAP Web IDE functionality, leaving out cloud-specific features such as plugin/template development, consumption of optional plugins and collaboration support.

2. Prerequisites

  • JVM (Java Virtual Machine) should be 7.0 or higher. JVM can be downloaded from here (only JRE is required).

3. SAP Web IDE Installation Process

3.1 Download the SAP Web IDE Local Installation package here by filling a simple form and following the instructions thereby.

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3.2  Download Eclipse Orion package for Windows Platform from here.


3.3 Download Eclipse Director package from here:

3.4 After successful download of the files mentioned in above steps you would now have the the following:

     a. Local Web IDE Installer :

     b. Eclipse Orion :

     c. Eclipse Director :

3.5 Create a new folder on the C drive named “SAPWebIDE


3.6 Extract the Eclipse Orion package into C:\SAPWebIDE


3.7 Extract the Eclipse Director into C:\SAPWebIDE


3.8 Your C:\SAPWebIDE should now have the following folder structure


3.9 Extract “”. Once extracted, you will find two zip files named “” and “”.


3.10 Open Command Promt and go to the C:\SAPWebIDE\director folder


3.11 Run this command in order to install the SAP Web IDE package into Eclipse Orion:

director -repository jar:file:/<location of the downloaded zip file>!/ -installIU -destination c:\SAPWebIDE\eclipse

In our example, the complete command is

director -repository jar:file:C:\XXXXXX\Downloads\!/ -installIU -destination c:\SAPWebIDE\eclipse

NOTE: If the path to the downloaded zip file contains spaces, you need to wrap the entire path with double quotes (i.e. jar:file:”C:\Users\path with some spaces\Downloads\”).


You have successfully installed your local copy of SAP Web IDE.

4. Configuring and Starting SAP Web IDE

Before starting Eclipse Orion you should modify the port of the Orion server from the standard 8080 to 9090. This is an optional step, but since there could    be other software running on that port, it’s a best practice to change it. Navigate to Eclipse Orion folder using Windows Explorer and double click on the file orion.ini.


4.1 Locate the line “-Dorg.eclipse.equinox.http.jetty.http.port=8080”, change the port number to 9090 and save the file


4.2 Double click on the Eclipse Orion executable to start it


4.3 If you get this message, Click on Run



4.4 You will get a new command prompt window like this: don’t close it!


4.5 Open your Internet browser and type http://localhost:9090/webide/index.html


4.6 The Eclipse Orion home page will be loaded. Click on Create a new account


4.7 Enter the required information and click on Sign up


4.8 You have successfully started your local SAP Web IDE.


Note : Should you need to close SAP Web IDE and Eclipse Orion, close first the browser page containing SAP Web IDE and then select the console that Eclipse Orion opened when you started it up. Type the command “close” and then hit ENTER. Confirm to close it by pressing “y”.



5. Testing Installation by Connecting to Remote System


Now that we have configured our SAP Web IDE, we might also want to connect it to a remote system to get some data. There are basically 4 ways to do it and for a couple of them you need to create a special destination file, which gives to SAP Web IDE all the needed connection information. In particular, we might want to connect to a generic OData source or to an ABAP system.

Let’s take a look to how we can create the destination files for connecting to the public sample gateway system “”. You can get more information and register to it by going to the page Getting started with the SAP Netweaver Gateway Service Consumption System

5.1 Open Command Prompt and type

          cd C:\SAPWebIDE\eclipse\config_master\service.destinations\destinations


5.2 Type

          echo #ServiceDestination > ES1


5.3 Type

          notepad es1


5.4 Append the following lines to the file:












5.5 The ES1 file in notepad should now look like


5.6 Close SAP Web IDE, if it was already open, and restart it. You will probably need to sign again in Eclipse Orion.


5.7 Create a new project using File > New > Project from Template and choose ‘SAP Fiori Master Detail Application’.

5.8 At the step “3 – Data Connection” you can do the following:

      1. Click on Service URL.
      2. Select the es1 destination.
      3. Enter the path to the resource (it will be concatenated with the URL specified in the destination). In this example we can use “/sap/opu/odata/IWFND/RMTSAMPLEFLIGHT/”.
      4. Click on Select.
      5. After entering the credentials for accessing the gateway system, you will get the list of the available OData entities.


          5.9 You have successfully tested the connection to an OData source, you can click on Next and continue with the project creation.

6. Connecting to an External Git Repository

Since you need to pass through a proxy you cannot access your Git repositories. For this you need to do some configuration. First of all you need to configure the orion.ini file to allow the SAP Web IDE to pass through the proxy.

     6.1 Close SAP Web IDE and exit from Eclipse Orion by first closing the browser page containing SAP Web IDE and then selecting the console that Eclipse          Orion is opened when you started it. Type the command “close” and then hit ENTER. Confirm to close it by pressing “y”.


     6.2 Go in the C:\SAPWebIDE\eclipse folder with Windows Explorer

     6.3 Double click on the orion.ini file to open it in the editor



     6.4 Add the following lines to the file, just after the -vmargs line.






-Dhttps.nonProxyHosts=<hosts to be excluded from proxy>

In our example it’s




     6.5 After the changes to orion.ini save the file.


     6.6 Restart Eclipse Orion and reopen SAP Web IDE.

     6.7 You need now to configure the account settings for the SAP Web IDE Git Client. Click on Tools > Git Settings


      6.8 Provide your account information and click on Update



     6.9 You have successfully configured your Git client with a proxy. You can test it by simply going to File > Git > Clone Repository.



     6.10 Enter the name of a repository you want to clone in your environment, provide your credentials and click on OK


     6.11 The project has been cloned successfully and connection to external git repository has been established successfully.


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  • Hi Vasu,

    at first, thank you for sharing.

    Today I downloaded the SAP Web IDE Local Installation package from SAP Store and i get the version 1.12.8.

    After starting I get some errors like:

    Unresolved requirement: Require-Capability:; filter:="(&("

    With the update to JAVA 7 the problem was fixed.

    If somebody facing the same problem.



  • Hi Vasu,

    Your blog talks about the Local Web IDE version on 1.8, however in the SAP store only version 1.12 is available. Can you please provide the link for version 1.8?



    • Hello Guru,

      Unfortunately, we do not maintain the older versions. Higher the version better the features, but any specific reason why you want the 1.8 version instead of 1.12 ?



      • I heard people say that from the information on hand, eclipse as a IDE will be deprecated.  And that SAP Web IDE will be the only supported platform.

        If my workplace has issues using the cloud connector.  Is the local installation up to date with the WEB IDE on the actual web?  I assume a HANA License will give us access to this IDE?

    • Hi Lisa,

      was the installation of step 3.11 successful?

      3.11 Run this command in order to install the SAP Web IDE package into Eclipse Orion:

      director -repository jar:file:/<location of the downloaded zip file>!/ -installIU -destination c:\SAPWebIDE\eclipse



  • Hi Vasu,

    Thanks for the great blog.

    I installed as per the instructions , I am able to launch the SAP WebIDE , when I try to connect the SAP UI5 ABAP Repository I am getting the below error. Please can you help.

    "Cannot select the system. Check the configuration for ABAP Development tools."

    Here are my system properties maintained in destinations folder:






    Name=TPS WebIDEEnabled=true


    ProxyType=OnPremise WebIDESystem=TPS

    • Hi Mantri,

      Run the command as mentioned in the blog from your local directory.

      For example , you have extracted your files into c:\Test folder, you have to go into that directory and run the command.

      example : you extracted these folders in to this location


      Your extracted eclipse is at:



      here you have two downloaded files:


      Now your command should say:

      director -repository jar:file:C:\Applications\!/ -installIU -destination C:\Applications\SAPWebIDE\eclipse



  • I am not seeing any project templates nor a folder called config_master in the Orion folder eclipse/. It looks like vanilla Orion though installation using director was successful:

    Installing 1.12.6.

    Operation completed in 20709 ms.

    EDIT: I don't see where comes into play at all in these instructions.

  • I cant getting the...

    3.9 Extract "”. Once extracted, you will find two zip files named "" and “”.

    director -repository jar:file:/<location of the downloaded zip file>! ??

  • 3.9 Extract "”. Once extracted, you will find two zip files named "" and “”.

    when i am downloading " " after extraction i only find the 1 zip file i.e. "" but cant find the ""

  • Hi Vasu,

    1.  The link in your step above 3.1 (for SAP Web IDE local installation)  now apparently has a new version (version number is not stated) When extracted, it has an eclipse folder. There is no longer a "" anymore. Apparently orion package is included. So step 3.11 above cannot be executed.

    2. I use the latest version of the guide "SAP Web IDE Dev Guide (Local Installation).pdf", dated Jan 2016, to try to install. This manual is I think, 1 version after 1.19, I clicked the orion.exe to start it, and then url to "http://localhost:9090/webide/index.html"

    I then had a long error. At the top of this error message

    "Unhandled Error: failure during creation of required plugins ->

    Error: Failed to load metadata for Plugin http://localhost:9090/webide/resources/sap/watt/common/plugin/usernotificationbar/plugin.json! Reason: error ProxyServlet: /webide/resources/sap/watt/common/plugin/usernotificationbar/plugin.json

    at Object.<anonymous> (http://localhost:9090/webide/resources/sap/watt/core/Core-preload.js:13:17591)"

    and somewhere in the middle of this error message

    "Error: Failed to load metadata for Plugin http://localhost:9090/webide/resources/sap/watt/uitools/plugin/warpmonitoring/plugin.json! Reason: error ProxyServlet: /webide/resources/sap/watt/uitools/plugin/warpmonitoring/plugin.json

    at Object.<anonymous> (http://localhost:9090/webide/resources/sap/watt/core/Core-preload.js:13:17591)

    at Object.<anonymous> (http://localhost:9090/resources/~1455670550576~/sap-ui-core.js:71:26494)

    at t (http://localhost:9090/resources/~1455670550576~/sap-ui-core.js:71:24959)

    at Object.v.fireWith (http://localhost:9090/resources/~1455670550576~/sap-ui-core.js:71:25923)

    at z3 (http://localhost:9090/resources/~1455670550576~/sap-ui-core.js:71:87740)

    at XMLHttpRequest.b (http://localhost:9090/resources/~1455670550576~/sap-ui-core.js:71:92015)

    Error: Problems detected while checking service definition consistency:

    Not all required services are provided:

    Plugin: sap.watt.common.document missing required services ---> usernotification, log, usagemonitoring

    at h (http://localhost:9090/webide/resources/sap/watt/core/Core-preload.js:13:15201)

    at http://localhost:9090/webide/resources/sap/watt/core/Core-preload.js:13:25870

    at http://localhost:9090/webide/resources/sap/watt/lib/q/q.js:206:18

    at tryCatcher (http://localhost:9090/webide/resources/sap/watt/lib/q/q.js:4160:23)

    at Promise._settlePromiseFromHandler "

    Please let me know if the Jan 2016 guide is the wrong one for this latest download to the link in 3.1 above.. If it is, please let me know what should be the correct instructions to install this latest version

    Thank you.

    • For the new IDE, you don't need to install eclipse. It is already available. So make sure

      1)You have the latest JRE

      2) Unzip the SAP_Web_IDE_Local_Installation.Zip to C:\SAPWebIDE.

      3) Start Orion

      4) Open browser and type the URL.



      • Hi Bineesh,

            In my post dated 17 Feb 16, I followed your steps 1, 2, 3 and 4 and had a long error message at step 4, described in my post above. This happened even after trying re-installation several times.

            I tried this morning. The SAP Web IDE opens now!  I can load the sample SAP apps. Let me try and see if there are any more issues.


            Thank you again

            Chong Chin

  • Hello Vasu,

    I forgot my password for the Orion Java Server. Can you please let me know if there is a way to reset the password ?



  • Hi Vasu....

    i have an application running on WEBIDE with SAP server as backend, now i want this application to run on eclipse, but how do i configure my backend system with app in eclipse?? because i wont get data but only UI when i run it on Eclipse.

    How can i do this, using Tomcat i have seen in some bolgs but i dint get that.

    Actually i need to put breakpoint for debugging which is not possible in WEBIDE.. that why i am swithing to eclipse...

    thanks in advance.

    • Hello Umesh,

      Here we are talking about web application esp. UI layer. You need to use browser inspector to debug the UI code. Even if you use eclipse !



  • Perfect!

    I am able to connect my gateway system to local WebIDE.

    I found this much easy and comfortable than accessing WebIDE through HCC.

    Happy coding!!


    Tushar C.

  • Hi Vasu,

    I am not able to download correct SAP Web IDE Local Installation package. When I download one zip file is getting downloaded with name 1_301_0_local_win32_win32_x86_64. If extract that I could see only one file called eclipse apart from I could not see any other files as you mentioned in installation steps.

    Could you please help me with the same.



    • Hi Suman,

      Yes correct,we could see only one file with latest version.  Pls refer below link specifically sections 4 for local installation with current version. Make sure installed Java platform was 64 bit as mentioned in pre-requisites.

      SAP Web IDE Developer Guide



  • Hi,

    The correct settings to connect to es4 are the following:












    Best regards,


  • Hi,

    During Project creation, when connecting OData from on-premise Hana, I am getting error message: Cannot parse the metadata file. What does it mean ?

    I am using OData from SHINE content:




  • I am trying the step 5 : Testing Installation by Connecting to Remote System on the indicated path above on the Mac:


    But on Mac install there is no folder named config_master or service.destination or destinations...

    What is wrong?



  • Great Document! Thanks for sharing.

    I ran into errors when trying to connect remote  system with errors, wondering anyone met this error before? how to check?


  • Hi Laura,

    I am getting exactly same error while connecting to service from Local WEB IDE installation. Please share solution.


    I have posted question.




  • First of all thanks Vasu, Great tutorial,


    please let me know from where i get these details





    -Dhttps.nonProxyHosts=<hosts to be excluded from proxy>


    • Hi Naoto,

      He has mentioned in the blog to add service destination, Instead of ES1 what he has mentioned in the blog add your system.


      Description=Backend ABAP System













      Please fill all the necessary details and save the notepad. When you try to create an application in service URL you would get your backend system. Then expose your Odata from backend

      Please let me know of you are still facing the issue

      Best Regards,


  • Thanks Vasu for the detailed blog.

    As Naoto & Laura, i am having similar issue to connect to es4 or es5.

    Maintained file as below but with no success.

    File for ES4.



    File for ES5:



    Can someone please help me what i am missing to make connection?




  • Thanks, very informative article. It helped me a lot some year ago.

    But one update: now local web IDE is made easy. All you need to do is download from SAP website (link in this blog), extract to the C:\ folder and use. No need to configure many steps in this blog, which may confuse the newcomer.

    Hope that help.


  • Hi Vasu Kesiraju

    • Nice documentation, thanks for sharing....

    Ho Quoc Vuong, yes, you are right, we have to just download

    • ""
    • and extract it to some folder (for e.g. SAPWebIDE)
    • -> run "/SAPWebIDE/eclipse/Orion.exe"
    • -> and in browser with help of below link we can access "SAPWebIDE"
    • "http://localhost:8080/webide/index.html"
    • -> user-id/password creation/access



  • it seems there is user number limitation. After create 2 users, i can not create new one any more. May anybody know how to reset password of the user? i forget the password now could not login.