When you try to install the SAP HANA Studio (using the hdbsetup.exe GUI installer) and getting the following error message after clicking on the “Next” button :

Cannot retrieve features from source repository. Check your repository.

This is then most likely related to a missing JAVA installation (which is a prerequisite for SAP HANA Studio / Eclipse – Note: take care about 32bit / 64bit versions) or a wrong / missing JAVA environment variable value within the PATH variable (especially if you use already JAVA version 1.8 or later it points to a symbolic link which seams to be an issue with SAP HANA Studio installer).

To get a clear picture of the underlying error, just start the hdbinst.exe instead of the hdbsetup.exe to see more details about the issue.

You can simply solve such JAVA environment variable value issues with just adding a proper environment variable value to the PATH variable which points to my JAVA binary folder directly – create a PATH variable if it does not yet exist. (Do not forget to log-off and log-on to your machine after setting the environment variable to get it actively working)

Please also take this document into your consideration: HANA Studio Troubleshooting – DIY

Best regards,

T.

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