SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52 – Available now!
SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52 was released on 11th of September to the SAP NetWeaver customer base.
SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52 is the compatible follow up release of SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.4, 7.5 or 7.51. Depending on your current release, you can set up SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52 either through new installation or upgrade from an older SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP installation.
SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52 offers the foundation for SAP S/4HANA on-premise edition 1709 and is also available as a standalone platform for custom development of modern ABAP-based business applications. Along with these two major use cases SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52 is the foundation for standalone ABAP add-ons that are only supported on top the SAP HANA database like Hybris Marketing and Compliance. The SAP Fiori Front-end Server (FES) as a prominent example uses SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.52 as its foundation.
Modern ABAP development in Eclipse benefits from ABAP language improvements, further SAP HANA optimizations and is based on Core Data Services (CDS) and responsive SAP Fiori UI. Nevertheless all classical ABAP UI technologies (Web Dynpro etc.) are still fully supported. Further major step on the way to efficient development of SAP HANA optimized SAP Fiori apps is the use of the ABAP programming model for SAP Fiori, which includes technologies such as CDS, Business Object Processing Framework (BOPF), SAP Gateway and SAPUI5.
SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52 supports real-time event-driven programming using ABAP Channels and ABAP Daemons and Industrial IoT scenarios with shop-floor applications.
SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52 offers effective code analysis tools to minimize the effort for our customers to adapt custom code during system conversion to SAP S/4HANA. The adaptations are required due to the simplifications (e.g. data model changes, removal of obsolete functionality, removal of redundant components) made in SAP S/4HANA in comparison to the classic SAP Business Suite.
The SAP S/4HANA extensibility, i.e. the in-app extensibility and the side-by-side extensibility using SAP Cloud Platform, was further optimized in the release.
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September 13th, 2018 Download free SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.52 SP01 developer edition
December 2017: SAP Insider’s article Introducing ABAP 7.52 and ABAP in SAP Cloud Platform
October 17th, 2017: New! SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.52 – Overview and Product Highlights
September 2017: Learn more about ABAP at SAPTeched in 2017
September 11th, 2017: SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52 is available!
At a Glance
- Compatible successor of SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.4, 7.5 and 7.51
- Foundation for SAP S/4HANA on-premise edition 1709 and standalone custom ABAP development
- Unicode systems support only
- Supports SAP HANA and other classic databases
- Continuous innovation without disruption
- Seamless end-to-end development experience
- Extensible to the cloud with SAP Cloud Platform
This presentation provides the official slide deck for SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52 Package – Overview and Product Highlights
ABAP News for Release 7.52 – Virtual Sorting of Internal Tables
ABAP News for Release 7.52 – Searching the ABAP Keyword Documentation
Product Documentation on SAP Help Portal
Release Notes for SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52
SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP Roadmap
ABAP 7.52 Keyword Documentation
Previous landing page
Long live ABAP 🙂
Long Live the ABAP !
Hi, the link for changes in the ABAP programming language redirects me to a 404 error page: https://help.sap.com/http.svc/rc/abapdocu_752_index_htm/7.52/en-US/index.htm?file=abennews-752.htm
as mentioned in the blog: link to the ABAP Keyword Documentation will be provided soon.
ABAP Keyword Documentation is online now.
Can we use Abap 7,52 any EHP version on ERP?
Same question for abap 7.51 actually.
no, SAP Business Suite releases are not shipped on SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52 or SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.51. But you can still use 7.51 and 7.52 for standalone custom ABAP development.
will SAP Business Suite anyday be shipped with NW 7.51 oder 7.52? or are these innovations only for s4/hana?
question 2: have you any idea if SAPUI > 1.44 will anyday be available for SAP Business Suite or only for s4/hana?
the SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.51 and 7.52 releases are foundations for the corresponding S/4HANA products 1610 and 1709. So these innovations are only for the SAP S/4HANA. SAP Business Suite is on SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.50 and it is not possible to make any statement regarding future SAP Business Suite release plans. But you can still use 7.51 and 7.52 for ABAP standalone custom development and benefit from the innovations in ABAP stack. Correspondingly SAP_UI 50 is the software component (incl. SAPUI5) within the SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.50 for the SAP Business Suite. Additionally SAP Fiori 2.0 is also available for SAP Business Suite. But it is not possible to make any statement about the future SAPUI5 releases for SAP Business Suite.
thanks for you reply.
so a early switch to s/4 hana would be a good choice from that point of view 😉
certainly, SAP S/4HANA is the right direction anyway. 🙂
When we will have this version in off-line?
what do you mean with "off-line"?
The version to download at the link tools.hana.ondemand.com/#abap 🙂
for the free developer edition of SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52 you need to be patient. 🙂 It is planned.
Okay, I will hehehe.
is it planned to have it on cal.sap.com in the near future or as local installation not trial but as developer edition ?
yes, both (7.52 trial on CAL and 7.52 standalone developer edition) will be available pretty soon (July-August time frame). Stay tuned!
already working on it, SAP Early Adapter Care Program
we have upgraded our system from SAP NetWeaver 7.1 TO SAP NETWEAVER 7.5 , but while trying to upgrade to SAP NETWEAVER 7.52 , cannot find SAP NETWEAVER 7.52 in maintainence planner.
Is the NW AS ABAP 7.52 available for download ? I'm testing NW on GCP right now and would like to definitely test 7.52. And actually my installation is waiting for it right now,
Specify a location for the requested package Installation Export NW AS ABAP 752 (folder EXP1).
SOLUTION: Specify the location which contains the correct LABEL.ASC file (look for SAP:NETWEAVER:752:EXPORT(1/3):*:*).
If you have this package for download would be awesome.
I have this problem too, do you found the solution ?
NW 7.51 and 7.52 is innovation package, not included in the Business Suite stack. You can install it as standalone system or go for the cloud, where 7.52 is included.
Thank you for your answer and sorry that I didn't tell you that my problem has been solved.
My scenario is I generated XML for S/4HANA 1709SPS02 stack from MOPZ.
In shis stack it require "SAP:ASABAP:S4_752:DVD_EXPORT:AS ABAP 7.52 FOR S/4HANA FES Installation Export DVD" and i download it as requested.
But, when I try to install with this stack, it ask me for SAP:NETWEAVER:752:EXPORT(1/3):*:*). which is i didn't have it.
Then I try to install without stack, it ask for correct DVD and work fine now.
Thank you for your help.
Developer Edition please, your competitor launch the developer edition before the full product, and months have already gone by.
it is being built right now and will be published very soon. Look at my answer above: https://blogs.sap.com/2017/09/14/sap-netweaver-as-for-abap-7.52-available-now/comment-page-1/#comment-391866
Is there any update when then the Developer Edition will be available?
it is available: https://blogs.sap.com/2018/09/13/as-abap-752-sp01-developer-edition-to-download/
Thanks Olga. Already downloaded and installed 😉
here we go: https://blogs.sap.com/2018/09/13/as-abap-752-sp01-developer-edition-to-download/ also explaining why it took so long.
Important to note as this has come up with other customers:
ABAP 7.51 and 7.52 do *not* support standalone "NetWeaver Hubs" such as Portal, BW etc...
https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2524430 - SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP 7.52: Release Information Note
"It contains innovations for the ABAP stack, but does not contain a Java stack.
SAP NetWeaver hubs such as Business Warehouse, Enterprise Portal or Process Orchestration are not included."
my developer colleagues and me are wondering since a longer time, when SAP will finally remove the object name limit of 30 characters (for classes, interfaces, methods,..). This restriction is very old-fashioned, and can really make you mad 😉 The restriction is in place for more types of objects, but my request is mainly about all objects related to object oriented programming. Let me explain why:
Especially when you are designing new fully object oriented applications, you want to apply clean code principles, and one part of that is a proper naming. When developing object oriented, we always compare it with Java. One main difference in Java is, that you are developing an application within a project, and you only have to take care about naming withing that project.
In ABAP, class names are stored in the global dictionary, so you have to align and take care of naming of ALL objects from all processes in the system. In a big company with hundreds of processes, this is a big deal. To avoid naming conflicts, you needs to add some overhead like prefixes to the class names to somehow seperate and identify the objects between all the different business areas and processes.
This reduces the number of characters for the actual name. And to have readable and maintainable code, the names should be speaking. So, it should tell, what it does. If you are forced to use heavy abbreviations, later no one will easily understand, what it is. By the way, the argument with name prefixes is just an additional reason. Even without that, the full 30 characters are sometimes too short.
I think there are many other reasons, why this naming limitation is a headache for developers. And I understand, why this is in place. ABAP is still suffering heavily from it´s long history (with the whole OO capability just added on top an existing architecture) and backwards compatibility.
But in the end, to enable a professional way of developing, and to keep pace with state of the art development technology, this restriction (and other OO restrictions) really needs to be removed.
Therefore, my question is, can this be enhanced in a future ABAP release?
Or, besides the blog comments or the community, where can we officially request such enhancements for the language? On influence.sap.com I did not find the right place or project, where it would fit.
Michael von Keitz
We see the advantage of longer identifier names and we have it on our wish list. However because of other priorities and the insufficient cost-benefit ratio there are no plans for implementation at the moment. Besides the cost for enhance the ABAP compiler and VM there are extra cost to adapt the whole tool chain and even application programs must be adapt if dynamic programming is in use. If there are changes to this situation in the future then we will rethink.
Thanks for the great post.
I have installed NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52 innovation package but I'm not able to install BI Content 757 on it. I get the no fitting installation packages found error in SAINT.
The SAP_BW component version installed with this Netweaver is 752.
Is it not possible to install BI content add-ons on NW AS 7.52?
BI Content 7.57 can be only installed on SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.4 or 7.5. See the SAP Note BI Content Release Strategy for more details.
Thank you for the great post.
I have read the blog and the comments, but I am still a bit confused.
Question: can we still implement NW 7.52 as a standalone and use an RFC to connect to our Business Suite and EHP in backend system/s?
I am aware that NW 7.52 does not support Business Suite and EHP.
Thank you and BR
yes, you can implement NW AS ABAP 7.52 as standalone and connect via RFC to your ERP backend systems.
Thanks for your quick response Olga.
Thank you for the great post
We are planning to upgrade NW 7.50 ABAP with SLL_NFE 900 SP32 to NW 7.52 without changing the SLL_NFE 900 SP32. We also have a PI system 7.40 ( dual stack ), after the upgrade, will NW752 still connect to the PI system with NW 740 SP12 ?
since SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.52 is also the foundation for SAP S/4HANA on-premise 1709, please refer to the SAP Note 2251604 regarding the interoperability between SAP S/4HANA versions and SAP NetWeaver Hubs (e.g.PI in your case).
I have the above abap as nw 752spo1 installed as virtualbox VM it is reported by sandra rossi on another blog that for sybase ase there is a bug in sap supplied cds view -SDraft_Configuration
But I cannot change the code it seems there is a small change about timestamp for sybase ase as the above cds fn is fine for HANA ,when I use sap fiori sample reference app SHOP I cannot add items to cart and I find the sybase ase errors - Database error 241 with OPC access to table SDRAFT_LOCK_EXP(SM21) LOG
I do not know if this bug is reported to sap by the community member or not or if sap corrected the above
I have a P-USER id and when I use sap fiori reference app SHOP i will run into the bug......
can anyone please help ....for this issue as Iam doing open sap course for s/4 hana extensions by thomas brieser where this sap fiori reference app shop is used ... so i need to change the code in sap supplied CDS view SDraft_Configuration....
could you please post your question in the Q&A section of the community https://answers.sap.com/questions/ask.html since it doesn't relate to this blog? Then it will become visibility for SAP community members and can be answered more quickly.
We are planning to upgrade NW 7.50 to NW 7.52. Reading General Information
SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52 is an ABAP only stack! Do not upgrade a full SAP NetWeaver stack to SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52.
Our system has Usage Type Application Server ABAP, with SAP BW Component installed (SAP Business Warehouse 7.50)
Could we Upgrade to 7.52? We have to install an Add-on only available for SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52
Thanks in advanced and best regards
yes, you can upgrade SAP NetWeaver 7.50 to SAP NetWeaver 7.52, this is a valid upgrade path for your system with the usage type AS ABAP.
Many thanks for your answer
does my nw752 sp04 (hostname vhcalnplci) instance 100% support ABAP all the way back to release 4.6c? I am using the nw752 sp04 ASE trial on-premise as a VMWare virtual machine. 1 more thing, please advise on the new ABAP Platform 1909 (Docker image), is it worth my while? Many thanks.
4.6c has been out of SAP maintenance since 2006, and out of SAP extended maintenance since 2013. SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.52 is a compatible release follow up release of SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.4, 7.5 or 7.51.
See the following blog regarding the ABAP features in the ABAP Platform 1909 Developer Edition: https://blogs.sap.com/2021/02/15/sap-abap-platform-1909-developer-edition-available-soon/
We are planning to upgrade NW AS ABAP 7.52 (running on Oracle) to S/4 HANA Foundation 2021 (which running new Application server and HANA server). The target SID will be different from the source SID. Could you please suggest, what is the best upgrade approach in this situation? Is there any document guide that I can refer to?
yes, this is possible, for how to proceed please see the SAP Note 3015497 ("Upgrade information"), upgrade guides are also available on the SAP Help site.