How to copy your tenant connection data to a new studio version
Today I’d like to share a small hack with you which is working well for me.
Please be reminded: This is my personal hack – it is not official in any way and I will not take liability.
This includes using the registry editor which is a dangerous tool if you do not know how to use it properly.
If you do not know how to use the registry editor properly, this hack is not destined for you!
Use at your own risk!
Every time I installed a new major studio release, the tenant connection data is lost in the login screen and has to be re-created for this release version.
If one has quite a lot of tenants to consider, doing this manually is quite cumbersome.
- Close SAP Cloud Application Studio
- Open the registry editor
- Search (Menu: Edit->Find) for “SAP.Copernicus.CopernicusOptionPage”
- In the path found there is a studio release version number, e.g. 1805.
If applicable, continue search (F3) until you have found the source studio release version you want to copy the connection data from.
- Within the “SAP.Copernicus.CopernicusOptionPage” folder, there is a binary registry key “SystemConnections”.
“Modify” the key and copy the key value (an xml file) into the clipboard
- Now Continue search (F3) again until you have found the destination studio release version you want to copy the connection data to (most likely the newest version)
- “Modify” the registry key “SystemConnections” and set the key value from the clipboard’s content.
- Re-Start SAP Cloud Application Studio
I hope this helps making the live easier of some of you Cloud developers out there when updating the studio, for me it definitely does.
I think, it should be part of the standard to take over your tenant connection data.