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SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.5 – One ABAP Platform for SAP Business Suite and SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition

This is the landing page for SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP 7.5, which is the underlying ABAP platform for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition, SAP Business Suite Enhancement Package 8 and SAP Business Warehouse 7.5.

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SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.5

Today with more then 41.000 productive ERP customer systems and 4,5 milllion registered ABAP developers, SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP is and continues to be the key technology platform for majority of enterprise-ready SAP business solutions.

With SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.5, the main ABAP platform assets such as rock solid and scalable server for mission critical business systems, effective programming environment for the complete life cycle of business applications were strengthened and extended to serve new and evolving business and technology trends – such as Big Data, Mobile and Social, Internet of Things and Cloud – and growing customer expectations like best user experience, extensibility, safeguard and innovate SAP Business Suite, connect everything and new business models.

To meet the needs of next generation SAP Business Suite – SAP S/4HANA, cloud and on-premise editions, the ABAP platform was transformed and enhanced with regards to easy-to-exploit SAP HANA as the underlying platform, simplified and standardized data model compatible to the classic ERP and cross-application user experience with SAP Fiori as UX paradigm.

SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.5 facilitates Industrie 4.0 scenarios by enabling direct communication with sensors and machines through native TCP/IP support in ABAP using ABAP Channels. SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.5 further evolves in the way to exploit SAP HANA in productive applications by offering new advanced Core Data Services(CDS) and Open SQL features such as table functions (seamless integration of CDS and AMDP), new SQL functions and consumption of associations in query.

SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.5 enables the easy development of new role-based SAP Fiori applications by offering an effective programming model based on the new application infrastructure:

  • Best user experience with SAP Fiori
  • One harmonized data model with ABAP CDS
  • Data to UI with OData service
  • ALV like HANA optimized services for analytic apps with SADL
  • Transaction, error and event handling services with BOPF
  • End-to-end development tools in Eclipse

SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.5 further modernizes and simplifies ABAP language, contributes to first class developer experience in Eclipse, keeps up advanced quality assurance and provides new custom code management tools for the migration to SAP S/4HANA.



This presentation provides the official slide deck for SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP 7.5 – Overview and Product Highlights


/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/hana_796579.jpg ABAP application development further optimized for SAP HANA (Learn more)
/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/lang75_796580.png New ABAP language features for more simple and concise code (Learn more)
/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/eclipse75_796581.png Increased developer efficiency in Eclipse (Learn more)
/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/fiori75_796582.png Efficient programming model for SAPFiori applications (Learn more)
/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/sql75_796586.png Increased coverage of SQL standard
/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/industry4075_796587.png Industrie 4.0 and big data scenarios support (Learn more)
/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tool75_796588.png Tool support for migration to SAP S/4HANA (Learn more)

Further Information

ABAP custom code adaption for SAP HANA – The efficient way

Getting Started with ABAP Programming Model for Fiori Apps

Landing page for all ABAP Language News for Release 7.50 

ABAP Development Tools (ADT) 2.51 for SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.50

ABAP for SAP HANA News in SAP NetWeaver 7.5

ABAP News for Release 7.50 – What is ABAP 7.50?

ABAP News for Release 7.50 – CDS Table Functions implemented by AMDP

ABAP News for Release 7.50 – IS INSTANCE OF

ABAP News for Release 7.50 – Fundamentals

ABAP News for Release 7.50 – Test Seams and Test Injections

ABAP News for Release 7.50 – SELECT UNION

ABAP News for Release 7.50 – CORRESPONDING, again …

ABAP News for Release 7.50 – Host and Other Expressions in Open SQL

ABAP News for Release 7.50 – ABAP Channels Reloaded

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      Author's profile photo Abdul Hakim
      Abdul Hakim

      ABAP Rocks!

      Author's profile photo B. Meijs
      B. Meijs

      I'm glad to read about the continuous investments of SAP in the ABAP language and tools.

      I'm curious about the future of ABAP in say 3 to 5 years. I heard some people say that the dominant role of ABAP within the SAP landscape will be reduced or that ABAP will even disappear into the background. Will we (consultants) only be developing applications on HANA Cloud Platform or directly on HANA (or extending S/4 Hana in the cloud), what language(s) will we be using for that (java, javascript, php, python ...)?


      Until now, ABAP is only available as language for on-premise SAP-systems, but will SAP add an ABAP runtime enviroment to for example the HANA application server or even to HCP or S4-HANA in the cloud?  

      Author's profile photo Olga Dolinskaja
      Olga Dolinskaja
      Blog Post Author

      Hi B.Meijs,


      as stated in this document, ABAP platform is and continues to be the base for the majority of SAP applications.The future investments will strengthen the main ABAP platform assets (application server, programming environment, ABAP language and tools) and serve new and emerging business scenarios.


      ABAP platform is the foundation for both the cloud and on-premise editions of SAP S/4HANA, the same ABAP capabilities will be available for each edition.To make ABAP platform ready for S/4HANA, cloud edition, ABAP platform capabilities were extended to the cloud: cloud-enabling of ABAP server, cloud operation (admin tasks, technical cloud services), user management. To implement enhancements within SAP S/4HANA software in the cloud, SAP offers in-app key user extensibility (for small custom changes and extensions e.g. as for adapting UI layout, adding custom fields, changing business logic, changing analytic report) using ABAP with reduced feature set for the cloud. To integrate with other SAP cloud applications and 3rd party solutions, build new SAP Fiori UIs or implement completely new applications loosely coupled with ABAP backend of S/4HANA cloud edition, side-by-side extensibility with SAP HANA Cloud Platform can be used. There you can use such technologies as SAP Fiori, HTML5 based, Web IDE, Java, native SAP HANA application services. And last but not least for the ABAP add-ons tightly coupled with ABAP applications of SAP S/4HANA, cloud edition, SAP is working now to offer the concept of managed in-app extensibility. More information about extensibility in the blogs ,


      We also offer ABAP roadmap and general platform information at the TechEd (TEC101) along with many ABAP topics: blog ABAP at SAP TechEd 2015. 


      More information will be provided also later on SCN. Stay tuned!

      Author's profile photo B. Meijs
      B. Meijs

      Hi Olga,

      Thank you very much for taking the time for this extensive and clear answer. I will certainly attend the TEC101 at Teched in Barcelona.



      Ben Meijs

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Olga,

      I am curious to know in future if we are going to see SAP deprecate certain aspects of the ABAP language constructs like lists, alv reports and module pools.

      Author's profile photo Olga Dolinskaja
      Olga Dolinskaja
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Prasenjit,


      no, there are currently no plans to deprecate lists, ALV or module pools.




      Author's profile photo Bhuvnesh Kumar Gupta
      Bhuvnesh Kumar Gupta

      Thanks Olgo, for your explanation and Information Sharing.

      Author's profile photo Mohammed Rizwan
      Mohammed Rizwan

      Thanks Algo for Sharing this information

      Author's profile photo Bruce Hartley
      Bruce Hartley

      I was wondering if java either as a dual stack or within the same stack is required for version 7.5, someone heard it was and if someone can either say definitively yes or no and/or point to a resource on the subject, it would be appreciated.  Currently we do not have a separate java stack as we didn't have a need for it.

      Author's profile photo Karl Kessler
      Karl Kessler

      Hi Bruce,
      dual stack is no longer supported in 7.5.

      Best regards


      Author's profile photo Paul Black
      Paul Black

      Where can I download a trial version?

      Author's profile photo Olga Dolinskaja
      Olga Dolinskaja
      Blog Post Author
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      According to the help page below, the implementation of Fiori apps on NW 7.5 requires a HANA database. Can you confirm that? 

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Forget my question. I think I know the answer. The help was wrong...can be any any database as long as the apps are transactional. Because if I ran Baking services 9.0 and a few apps on NW 7.40. When I upgrade my NW 7.40 to 7.50, those apps must still run. 

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Olga,

      I'm trying to install NetWeaver 7.5 on trail version, but it shows the following error during the installation. Could you help me?

      An error occurred while processing option System Rename > Standard System > SAP System Rename( Last error reported by the step: Assertion failed: Unable to generate a new password for database login 'sa'. Refer to trace file sapinst_dev.log for further information.). You can now:
      Choose Retry to repeat the current step.
      Choose Log Files to get more information about the error.
      Stop the option and continue later.
      Log files are written to /tmp/sapinst_instdir/NW73/SBC/STANDARD.

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer

      Hi Marcio,

      I work with Olga and am responsible for rollout, blogs etc re ABAP Trial and Developer Editions.

      To simplify the install, we do not permit trial users to rename the system.

      If you have any other questions re the trial / dev editions, if you add the user hashtag #ABAP_Trial, I will be monitoring it (please understand that there may be a delay).

      Best wishes Julie R Plummer.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello Julie,

      Iam also facing the same issue Assertion failed :Unable to generate password for database login ‘sa’ ,

      Also for your kind reference , refer to my comments in this link of your very own blog,

      Help me out this situation , I have downloaded the new license and replaced in the extracted folder ,

      password i used was as specified in open sap course – Extending SAP S/4 hana with SAP cloud platform –

      Password –  Appl1ance

      I have tried several times with the installation procedure , but ended up with this password error – as


      Am I missing anything else , Sybase license is available for me till March 31 2018.

      Thanks in advance.