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SAP HANA 2.0 Studio Installation and Update – by the SAP HANA Academy

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SAP HANA 2.0 Studio Installation and Update

Most of you will be intimately familiar with the SAP HANA studio, the central development environment and the main administration tool for SAP HANA 1.0.

Most of you will also be familiar with the fact that no more development has been done for studio after the latest release of SAP HANA 1.0, SPS 12, and that, with SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 02, the first feature deprecation announcement has been made.

How to install and update the latest version of SAP HANA studio – and this should not come as a surprise for a tool that has not seen any development for over 18 months – is exactly the same as it was back in 2016. For this reason, in this blog, I have included the tutorial videos recorded at the time. However, for completeness sake, I thought it would be helpful to have a blog about studio, next to the installation blogs about client, server, and cockpit. Additionally, this enables us to bring together multiple sources of information together for your convenience and reference.

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Deprecated Features

For SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 02, SAP HANA Extended Application Services classic model (XS classic) and the SAP HANA Repository are deprecated, which means that, although the features are still included, they will be removed in a future release.

In terms of perspectives, this impacts Application Development, that is, the toolset for developing SAP HANA native application for XS classic, but not the Administration and Database Development perspectives, the last one addressing, in particular, the DataMarts and ABAP on SAP HANA scenarios.

However, you should be aware that for administration and database development, alternatives are available: SAP HANA cockpit and the SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA respectively.

If you would like to test whether your XS knowledge is already advanced enough, see

To read about how to migrate XS applications, see

If you would like to get started with the SAP HANA cockpit, see

For more information, see

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SAP HANA Studio Supported Platforms

Technical release information about supported platforms for SAP products is listed in the Product Availability Matrix (PAM) on the SAP Support Portal. For SAP HANA studio, the list appears not have been updated since 2015 nor is it explicitly mentioned that later releases are fine as well:

  • Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, 8, Server 2008 (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10, Server 2008 / R2 (64-bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 (64-bit)
  • Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)

The PAM concerns the SAP HANA studio as a component, bundled with Eclipse and the SAP Java Virtual Machine as a single download from the SAP Software Download Center (Downloads | SAP ONE Support Launchpad).

However, as studio is nothing but an Eclipse plugin, you can also install Eclipse yourself and plug it in. For this, the SAP Development Tools: HANA would be our source of reference, and here we find that, at the time of writing, all we need is some Oxygen; on any supported operating system and JVM. The SAP HANA studio is not available on the Eclipse Marketplace, by the way.

The SAP HANA Studio Installation and Update Guide documents the installation and update process for both cases.

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SAP HANA Studio Tutorial Videos

Installation as Eclipse plugin

In this first tutorial video, recorded for the SAP HANA express playlist, we show you how you can install SAP HANA studio as a plugin for Eclipse with as bonus material also how to connect SAP HANA studio to SAP HANA, express edition running on a VM.

 

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Installation as SAP HANA component

In the next video, recorded for SAP HANA Installation and Update – SAP HANA 1.0 SPS 12 playlist, we discuss documentation, the product availability matrix, software downloads, and concepts.

The time markers for the hands-on installations are:

  • Mac OS X [04:24]
  • Microsoft Windows [05:25]
  • SUSE Linux [07:48]

 

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Unattended Installation in Batch Mode

For an unattended installation using a script file and the installer in batch mode, you can watch the following video. It also makes use of a Windows client with X-Ming for X-Window emulation to display the graphical installer running on the Linux server.

 

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Installation using an Update Site

For information about how you can use an update site to distribute the latest SAP HANA studio versions in your network, you can watch the following video. This is similar to the installation as Eclipse plugin.

 

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References

For more information see:

SAP HANA Academy Playlists

SAP Downloads

SAP Documentation

SAP Blogs

SAP Notes

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  • Thank you for sharing the details on HANA Studio Installation and Update.

    Request your advise on the tool suitable for ABAP Development

    We are migrating to Business Suite Powered by HANA from Business Suite.

    It is planned to build several ABAP CDS Views,AMDP Classes, AMDP Functions(Table Functions).

    As I understand, HANA Studio is kind of deprecated for ABAP Development. Which is the tool recommended by SAP for ABAP Development.

    Some people advised to use Eclipse and some advised to use Webide. I am not sure if Webide can be used for CDS/AMDP or other ABAP Developments just like HANA Studio with ABAP prospective.

    and Recently Business Application Studio, I am aware the Business Application Studio is built for  developing SAP UI5 Fiori Applications but unsure about it’s usage for ABAP Developments like CDS Views/AMDP etc.

     

    I checked SDN and couldn’t find suitable answer on which is the recommended tool for ABAP developments in SOH or S/4 HANA. Also there is no clarity on which tool is best suited HANA Studio or Eclipse?

    Request you to clarify this please.

    Thanks/Balaji

    • Hi Balaji,

      Thanks for asking.

      As I understand, HANA Studio is kind of deprecated for ABAP Development.

      Over the years, SAP has made several plugins available for the Eclipse IDE which we can download from the SAP Development Tools website. For ABAP tools go to:

      To my knowledge, the ABAP tools are supported and still under development. The ABAP Development Community is a great place for the latest information:

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      Concerning SAP HANA studio:

      With SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 02 release (2018) the announcement was made that the SAP HANA XS classic model built-in development and runtime environment, the SAP HANA repository, and the associated SAP HANA studio and administration development tool were marked as deprecated. Development on this had already stopped in 2016 with the SAP HANA 1.0 SPS 12 release.

      As documented in the note, deprecated does not mean these tools and technologies are no longer supported: support continues for the SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 05 release until June 2025. What it does mean is that the tools and technologies are no longer included in any mayor future releases, as is the case with SAP HANA Cloud, for example (no XS, repo, or studio).

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      Concerning SAP Web IDE and Business Application Studio:

      SAP Web IDE was released in 2015 as web-based development tool for the SAP Cloud Platform Neo environment hosted from SAP data centers. Since 2018, SAP changed focus to a multicloud strategy and now a new web-based development IDE has been made available: SAP Business Application Studio (2020). Like SAP HANA studio, the SAP Web IDE and the Neo environment continue to be supported. For new development projects however, it is recommend to use BAS although, as of this writing, the tool does not yet include support for native SAP HANA development (calculation views), for example. For more information about the tools and multicloud strategy and (future) support for ABAP development, see

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      Answers your question?