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Author's profile photo Stefan Schnell

How To Use SAP HANA ABAP Source Search via PowerShell

Here a tiny example how to use SAP HANA ABAP Source Search via PowerShell. After my question here, in the ABAP in Eclipse forum, I see how easy it is to use the ABAP Source Search from outside an SAP system. After the activation of the business function SRIS_SOURCE_SEARCH is it also possible with only one http get request to use it.


  $User = "BCUSER"
  $Password = Read-Host -Prompt "Passwort" -AsSecureString
  $Cred = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential($User, $Password)

  $System = ""
  $TextSearch = "sap/bc/adt/repository/informationsystem/textsearch"
  $SearchString = "?searchString=Record"
  $Params = "&searchFromIndex=1&searchToIndex=10"

  $RequestURI = $System + $TextSearch + $SearchString + $Params
  [XML]$SearchResult = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $RequestURI -Credential $Cred -Method Get

  $Cnt = $SearchResult.textSearchResult.textSearchObjects.textSearchObject.Count
  For ($i = 0; $i -lt $Cnt; $i++ ) {
    $Obj = $SearchResult.textSearchResult.textSearchObjects.textSearchObject[$i]
    Write-Host $Obj.adtMainObject.description " - " $ 


In my example I search the word Record with a maximum of 10 hits.



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      Author's profile photo Enno Wulff
      Enno Wulff

      cool interdisciplinary example!

      Author's profile photo Stefan Schnell
      Stefan Schnell
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Enno,

      thanks for your reply.