- 23.01.2018 – Show how to enter a TCODE
- 29.05.2018 – Added the section “What you can’t do with the SAP Gateway Demo System”
- 26.09.2018 – Added links to the $metadata documents of the SAP Fiori Reference Apps
The beta phase for our new SAP Gateway Demo system that was announced by Former Member in his blog Netweaver Gateway Demo – ES5 now in Beta! is now over and we can thus announce the availability of our new “production system” ES5.
As Jonathan already wrote we look forward to your feedback and encourage you to use our new system since ES4 will be shutdown in the future.
What you can’t do with the SAP Gateway Demo System
- You can’t develop your own repository objects such as tables, CDS views or classes to ensure stabiltity of the system. If you want to develop your own OData Services you have to get a trial versions of SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP which can be found here: Trials and Downloads
- Access is limited to WebGUI
- You will not find any real Business data in this System since ES5 is just a pure SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.51 System without having a SAP S/4HANA system running on top of it.
The new SAP Gateway System is based on SAP NetWeaver 751 and thus comes with several new features as opposed to the predecessor system ES4 which was based on SAP NetWeaver 740.
SAP Fiori Launchpad and SAP Fiori Reference apps
For all users we have configured SAP Fiori Launchpad where you will find four applications that have been deployed.
Demo services for SAP Fiori development
You can use SAP Web IDE to develop SAP Fiori applications on top of the demo services that are provided in the SAP Gateway demo system.
SAP Fiori Sample Applications
As an example you will find OData services that allow you to create SAP applications based on SAP Fiori Sample Applications.
Approve Purchase Orders
A SAP Fiori Reference Application used to demonstrate the approval process
Oased on the EPM model This is a master-detail applicatiom
A SAP Fiori Reference Application used to demonstrate a shopping scenario on the EPM model This is a full screen application.
A SAP Fiori Reference Application used to demonstrate the creation and maintenance of product entities for the EPM model This app is Oased on Fiori Elements
A SAP Fiori Reference Application used to demonstrate an over,new ofthe EPM model. This app is based on the new SAP Fiori Elements Overview page.
Sample service GWSAMPLE_BASIC
There is also the well known basic sample service GWSAMPLE_BASIC available that provides you with a practical, working OData service with meaningful content that supports basic OData operations.
The following link would provide you a list of items of a sales order from the Enterprise Procurement demo data:
You can find more information about the basic sample service in the SAP Online Documentation
OData V4 demo service
In ES5 there is now also a first demo service available that supports OData V4.
More details can be found in the following blog OData V4 code based implementation – Overview.
Also the RMTSAMPLEFLIGHT service is available
How to get access?
As with the predecessor system you have to sing up for an account in ES5. To do so simply follow this link:
After you have signed up for an account you can access the demo system in various ways:
SAP Web IDE
In your SAP Cloud Platform Cockpit you have to create a destination using the following data:
# #Tue Dec 05 14:36:33 UTC 2017 Description=SAP Gateway Demo System Type=HTTP TrustAll=true Authentication=NoAuthentication WebIDEUsage=odata_abap, bsp_execute_abap, odata_gen Name=ES5 WebIDEEnabled=true CloudConnectorVersion=2 URL=https\://sapes5.sapdevcenter.com ProxyType=Internet sap-client=002 WebIDESystem=ES5
You can simply create a text file that contains the above mentioned data and import the destination as follows:
- Login to the SAP Cloud Server Cockpit
- Select your account
- Click Connectivity
- Click Destinations
- Click Import Destination
- Select your destination configuration file and click Open.
SAPGUI for HTML
Using this link SAPGUI for HTML access you can log on to the system using SAPGUI for HTML.You will see the following logon screen: Access is a restricted to read-only access for developers though. Reason is that otherwise the stability of this system could not be guranteed.
In order to add a transaction code you have to click on the ellipsis and choose GUI Actions and Settings → Show OK Code Field.
Then you will be able to enter transaction codes in the OK Code field on the left hand side of your screen.
and here a description how to access a transaction without having to activate the TCODE field …