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Author's profile photo Rini Kalsi

ABAP in Eclipse – External Debugger Setting

Hello  Mes Amis  !

It has been long since I wrote my last blog . And with technologies changing so fast its hard to keep your focus on what to start learning . Anyways I decided to stick to my core , which I love , ABAP !

But this time in a different way , Yes using Eclipse instead of ABAP workbench – Se80 . And while I am very confident in working in SE80 , I am getting use to developing & debuggging ABAP stuff in Eclipse . And I keep finding new stuff everyday rather every couple of hours .

Recently while I was trying to debug my ABAP program , I felt the need to to External/Remote User debugging , which in GUI we normally achieve through below screen And I couldn’t find it on any

SCN thread or post so thought of sharing a very small but significant thing for developer (and also start contributing again to the sap community 🙂 )



And  found in Eclipse , it to be here




Hope you find it useful !



Please see comment mentioned by Eric Oud below for a quicker way . Right click on Debug point activated and set User as above

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      Author's profile photo Joe Reddy
      Joe Reddy

      Is Eclipse still relevant for ABAP, I heard everything can be and/or has been moved to Web IDE or can be done in Web IDE. For SAP HANA. I might be wrong but just curious to know.

      Author's profile photo Rini Kalsi
      Rini Kalsi
      Blog Post Author

      Yes Eclipse is recommended tool for ABAP by SAP.

      Web IDE is mainly used for SAP UI5 development . And SAP provides ADT(ABAP Dev Tools) plugins for eclipse to do abap dev in eclipse.



      Author's profile photo Chairat (Par) Onyaem
      Chairat (Par) Onyaem

      Great! This is what I’m looking for. I thought external debugging was not supported in Eclipse.

      Author's profile photo Eric Oud
      Eric Oud

      First of all thank you for sharing. Another way to get to these settings fast is to right-click in front of the source code line where you want to set the break-point (red arrow) and choose 'Debug Properties...'.

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Rini Kalsi
      Rini Kalsi
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Eric 🙂 Will add your reply in my post