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SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.51 Innovation Package – Available Now!

SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.51 Innovation Package is the compatible follow up release of SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.4 or 7.5. Depending on your current release, you can set up SAP NetWeaver 7.51 AS ABAP Innovation Package either through new installation or upgrade from an older SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP installation.

SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.51 Innovation Package offers the foundation for the digital core that is SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition, and for the standalone custom development of ABAP-based business applications. SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.51 Innovation package intensifies the support of technology trends like the Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile, Cloud, Big Data and Analytics and offers a foundation for the easy and fast development of simple business applications. The innovations in ABAP together with improvements to SAP HANA-centric application development, SAP Fiori, IoT scenarios support and lifecycle management offer significant benefits.

This document will be regularly updated. Stay tuned to be informed about the latest SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.51 Innovation Package news.

Latest News

February 20th, 2017:   Learn about new ADT 2.73 features (see blogs section below)
December 12th, 2016: Learn about Remote Code Analysis in ABAP Test Cockpit (ATC) 
November 17th, 2016: Overview and Product Highlights Presentation 
October 19th, 2016:     Download ADT 2.68 for AS ABAP 7.51 from ABAP update site
October 14th, 2016:     SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.51 Innovation Package is available!
October 12th, 2016:     SAP Insider Article: Introducing ABAP 7.51 (PDF)

At a Glance

  • Compatible successor of SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.5
  • Unicode systems support only
  • Supports SAP HANA and other classic databases
  • Continuous innovation without disruption with extension to Cloud, Mobile and Big Data
  • Seamless end-to-end development experience
  • Foundation for real-time business with SAP S/4HANA: The Digital Core

Product Highlights


Overview Presentation

This presentation provides the official slide deck for SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.5 Innovation Package – Overview and Product Highlights

SAP Community Blogs

ABAP News for Release 7.51
ABAP News for Release 7.51 – What is ABAP 7.51?
ABAP News for Release 7.51 – ABAP Keyword Documentation is Online
ABAP News for Release 7.51 – New Structure for Export/Import Tables
ABAP News for Release 7.51 – Short form for MESSAGE
ABAP News for Release 7.51 – Common Table Expressions (CTE) in Open SQL
ABAP News for Release 7.51 – Case Insensitive Search in SQL and Other New Functions
ABAP News for Release 7.51 – Enumerations
ABAP News for Release 7.51 – Full Text Search in the ABAP Keyword Documentation
ABAP News for Release 7.51 – CL_ABAP_CORRESPONDING Completed
ABAP News for Release 7.51 – Cross Join in Open SQL and ABAP CDS
ABAP News for Release 7.51 – Meta Data Extensions in ABAP CDS
Now available on the ABAP Update site: ADT version 2.68
Introduction to CDS Test Double Framework – How to write unit tests for ABAP CDS entities?
Connectivity News in AS ABAP 7.51
ADT 2.73 blogs:

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  • Interesting news! However, it seems that the ABAP Keyword Documentation is not released yet 

    And a question: Is the roadmap already updated with respect to 7.51; the date of the roadmap slides is April 2016, so I would guess that 7.51 points are not considered there as current state

  • I didn't find the software either in Maintenance Planner nor in Is the installtion / upgrade software released and how to get it ? I would like to do a new implementation first.

  • Hi Olga,

    I'm not seeing the "NW AS ABAP INNOVATION PACKAGE" neither with my S-User. Isn't the 7.51 released for ALL customers yet?

    In the PAM it says "Die Kundennummer Ihres verwendeten S-Users ist nicht berechtigt, auf den Download-Bereich dieser Software-Produktversion zuzugreifen." (The customer number of your S-User has not the authority to access the download area of this product version).

    All other versions up to 7.50 I'm able to download (and install of course).

    Cheers, Uwe

    • Hi Praba,

      I assume you’re referring to draft support within the new ABAP Programming model for SAP S/4HANA applications [Docu@SAP Help Portal].

      The support of write scenarios has been enhanced with ABAP 7.51. At the present stage, i.e. ABAP 7.51 SP00, draft support is not part of the AS ABAP delivery. Our development team is working on further enhancing the support of write scenarios, and draft support for interactive scenarios is part of that development. The current plan is to deliver this feature with upcoming ABAP 7.51 support packages*.

      *Please note that this is the current state of planning and may be changed by SAP at any time without further notice. [SAP Product Road Map (SMP login required)]

      Kind regards,

  • Hello Olga,

    Is upgrade packages for Innovation Package are available?
    I receive following issue on Maintenance Planner upon selecting target upgrade:

    Installation/upgrade package for add-on SAP_ABA Release 751 does not exist

    • Hi Johann,

      did you found any Solution to upgrade to NW AS ABAP 7.51? Im currently trying to upgrade from an SAP Netweaver 7.5 System, but im facing an Error in SUM that there is no upgrade Export.

      "Missing Product DVD for Product NW"

      Any Ideas how to fix this?

      Thanks in advance!

  • Hi Olga,

    after reading the discussion, I am wondering if it's possible to upgrade an ERP 6.0 system (EHP8 / NW 7.50) to the SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.51 Innovation Package. A new installation is not an option for us.
    Thank you!

    Best regards,

    • Hi Jürgen,

      It is not clear yet, if SAP Business Suite ever runs on SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP innovation package 7.51. It can skip 7.51 and upgrade to a (not yet planned) later release.

      Upgrade options for 7.51 are offered for SAP NetWeaver start releases 7.4 and 7.5 when the usage type is restricted to ABAP development and execution. The 7.51 is the underlying ABAP platform for SAP S/4HANA and is also targeted for custom development of ABAP-based transactional applicatons.

      I hope, it answers your question.

      Best Regards,

  • Hello,

    Does anyone knows where i can find the hardware requirements for a minimal SAP Netweaver 7.51 IP (Only SAP_BASIS component)? Anyone have an official link where i can see it?

    Thank you.

  • When I tried BOPF from Eclipse with 7.51 and wanted to create new action - I got the message " A Request to the ABAP backend could not be processed - because your client installation of ABAP development tools is out of date - I updated and installed all the updates - when I tired again after restarting Neon 3 I still go the same error and no updates where found this time



    • Hi Saritha,

      generally your approach is correct. Maybe some updates to ADT are still missing.Please try to install the newest available ABAP Development Tools and try again.



      • I tried this on Mac and windows still I faced the same issue -  Is this an issue with my system or general issue for which a fix might be provided


  • Hi ,

    I installed NW 7.51 and I want to use it as a frontend system for Fiori  apps , will this work with back-end  ECC 6 EHP 6 systems?

    I am planning to configure Approve Purchase Orders apps , which only talk of NW 7.31 as front end.

    Please clarify and point me to the relevant documents.


    Best Regards,


    • Hi Kasinath,

      yes, you can use NW 7.51 as SAP Fiori frontend server (FES 3.0). Please refer to the blog

      Best Regards,


  • Hello,


    I can’t get RSTT tracing operational in NW AS ABAP 7.51 INNOVATION PKG, despite having followed 1895164 – RSTT: Problems recording an RSTT trace and 2349246 – Transaction RSTT

    The tool is expected to give MDX tracing. Actually MDXTEST tcode works fine, also tracing on BW RSRT is working, but not EPM MDX tracing. 

    Did anyone meet such an issue ? Any help is welcome.