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Yes finally : Download information

ABAP 7.52 SP2. You can explore it and learn how to develop modern ABAP applications with core data services and SAPUI5 or you can get an overview on SAP’s client/server technology.
Just like the versions we offer in the Cloud, this developer edition is preconfigured to run to run the Database Feature Gallery and the Enterprise Procurement Model programming examples out of the box.
It contains:

  • SAP AS ABAP 7.52 SP01
  • SAP GUI for the Java 7.5 and SAP GUI for Windows 7.50
  • SAP Sybase ASE 16.0.1

The actual download (in the form of several .rar files), along with more information is available from the SAPStore: SAP AS ABAP 7.52 SP01, developer edition.

Short digression: Why has it taken so long? 

Unlike other vendors, we are not releasing a beta, nor is it a “bare metal” AS. We started with a full 7.52 AS ABAP, SP01 in February. Then we added the technical configuration for convenience (ports, developer and admin users, roles, authorizations). Then we added various pre-configured scenarios: Fiori,SLT, and so on). Then we tested every scenario and menu item in the main role.

The whole process undoubtedly took longer than it should. However, to compare a pre-configured, fully tested server with a beta is misleading.

OK, rant over 😉 – I’m sorry it took so long. I hope you enjoy it now it’s here.

Prerequisites

You need to read and accept the SAP Software End User License Agreement.

Virtual machine for Linux

This ABAP developer edition must be installed on Linux, not Windows. We have successfully installed the ABAP developer edition on:

  • Oracle VirtualBox (documented)
  • VMWare (documented)

Since this is a free product, we cannot offer official primary support. However, we will attempt to answer queries pertaining to installation issues. Since we have documented Oracle VirtualBox only, we are more likely to be able to help you with this VM technology.

Operating Systems

This developer edition has been successfully tested with recent versions of the following Linux distributions:

  • openSUSE (documented)
  • SUSE SLES
  • Fedora
  • RHEL
  • Ubuntu and Debian: You need to install csh before you start the installation!
  • Other distributions may require manual setup.

NB 1: You must use a 64-Bit OS version.
NB 2: Linux newbies don’t run away! We have written thorough, step-by-step instructions on how to set up a Linux VM and how to run the AS ABAP installation. They are available at the end of this blog.

Again, we cannot offer official primary support. However, we will attempt to answer queries pertaining to installation issues. Since we have documented openSUSE only, we are more likely to be able to help you with this distro.

Hardware requirements

  • x86_64 processor based hardware
  • at least 4 GB RAM and about 8 GB swap space
  • about 100 GB free disk space for the server installation
  • about 2 GB free disk space for the client installation

 

Installation instructions

OK, if this is your first time working with Oracle Virtual ox / Linux / ABAP AS developer download, or if you are experiencing problems, this blog will give you all the information you need:
Newbies’ Guide: Installing SAP AS ABAP 752 SP01 on Linux – Virtual Box

Newbies’ Guide: Installing SAP AS ABAP 7.52 SP01 on Linux – VMWare

Linux and ABAP AS download veterans can now go ahead downloading the software, following the concise installation instructions:

SAP AS ABAP 7.52 SP01 – Developer Edition: Concise Installation Guide

I have also started compiling FAQ and Troubleshooting – so if you experience problems, please check there first.

Note: Since we now have 9 blogs referring to 3 different versions of the download developer edition, blog comments are becoming unmanageable. In addition, searching through blog comments is very difficult for other users, resulting in many duplicate issues.

From now on, please DO NOT post a blog comment if you require troubleshooting.

Please post on the ABAP Development forum : https://www.sap.com/community/topic/abap.html , using the hashtag #ABAP_Trial. I promise to work through the backlog here, but cannot answer any further blog comments.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

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    1. Julie Plummer
      Post author

      Oooh, interesting. This is not something I have tried. If you want to do a short blog on this, with screenshots, any pitfalls, etc, I WILL publish.

      Enjoy!

      Julie.

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      1. Fabian Lupa

        You are in luck, it’s the same procedure as in 7.51, just without the ASE license swap. Link

        The hostname check skip is also not needed anymore.

        I’ll adjust it sometime soon to be more 7.52 focused.

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      2. Ravi Andela

        Hi Julie,

         

        I too successfully installed on OpenSUSE Leap 15.0 on Virtual Box. I had few issues, I tried multiple times. Below are the issues I faced during the installation.

        1. Leap 15.0 by default tries to partition the hard disk (like 2 to 3 partitions with max size around 50GB) . Thanks to Fabian Lupa, his link made my life easy for the second try. We should click on guided setup for partitioning – explained well by Fabian.
        2. I had trouble in accepting the developer license agreement. I could not navigate back to terminal after the license display. I killed the terminal and did restart installation couple of times. Then I figured out after reading the license, we need to press ‘Q’ which will take us back to terminal where we can type ‘yes’.

        Unfortunately, because of multiple trial and error trials, I don’t have any screen shots.

         

        Thanks,

        Ravi

         

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    1. Julie Plummer
      Post author

      Aaaargh. Thanks for letting me know, Uwe. I’ll edit the blogs and check the Newbie Guides as soon as possible. I’ll also inform the team obviously.

      Julie.

       

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    1. Jacques Nomssi

      why? I can’t find any reference to SP02 in the blog. It is SP01. From the Status screen:

      • SAP Basis Component SAP_BASIS 752 SP-Level 0001 
      • User Interface Technology SAP_UI 752 SP-Level 0002
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  1. Julie Plummer
    Post author

    Hi all,

    Some users have experienced an error downloading: “You are not authorized to download this file” or similar. One user solved this by downloading in Firefox, not Chrome.

    Can you please try this, if you get this issue?

    If that fails, try contacting support team from link below

    https://go.support.sap.com/contactus/#/email

    Do NOT add a comment here, for 3 reasons:

    • Very few people follow these blogs, so you will not get help from the vast majority of the community
    • It makes it difficult for other users to find similar issues in future, which leads to many duplicated errors.
    • There is no capacity to monitor all blogs for all released versions.

    Thanks and best wishes,

    Julie.

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  2. Gregg Hinkle

    Hi Julie,

    I have 2 questions. I currently have a Linux Workstation that has quad core processor with plenty of power and 32 Gig of memory running OpenSuse Leap 15. Is there any advantage to installing this in a VM versus directly on the machine? Also will a version of the ABAP 7.52 developer edition be released on SAP HANA in the future like what is currently available for the ABAP 7.51 developer edition.

    Thanks,

    Gregg

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    1. Julie Plummer
      Post author

      Hi Gregg,

      No, there is no real advantage to using the VM. The guide is only for members who are used to Windows, taking their first steps in a Linux VM.

      It is unlikely that we will release a download dev edition for the full HANA install, since HANA is not small ;-). (This is not available as download for 7.51 either.)  What is available for 7.51, and we are working on for 7.52, is a CAL version. This will be available here asap:

      https://developers.sap.com/trials-downloads.html

      Best wishes Julie.

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      1. Gregg Hinkle

        Thanks for the clarification. I saw the SAP Netweaver AS ABAP 7.51 SP02 on SAP HANA listed in the Trials and Download list. I guess that I didn’t read it closely enough to see that it was a CAL instance instead of a trial download.

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  3. Cao Thang

    Hi Julie,

    I have downloaded the ABAP 752 SP01 and after run command to install, I do not know how to agree the SAP COMMUNITY DEVELOPER  License to pass this step. I can not find any button to be clicked or choose.

    Please help!! Furthermore, there are 02 libraries not found:

    Do you want to continue?
    Proceeding with the installation
    Error: libaio: shared library not found
    Error: libstdc++: shared library not found
    Error: libnsl: shared library not found
    Do you want to continue regardless of the missing dependencies? yes/no: YES
    To install this TestDrive you have to accept the SAP COMMUNITY DEVELOPER License (DEV)

    Thanks & Best Regards

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    1. Julie Plummer
      Post author

      Hi Cao,

      First, check if each of the missing dependencies are there, using zypper:

      sudo zypper search libaio

      If not, then install each one:

      sudo zypper install libaio.

      Repeat this for each missing dependency.

      When they are installed, then run command to install again.

      Accept the license (y), then escape from the license text file using :q [that is, colon+q]

      It may be helpful to know more about zypper before you continue. Try here:

      https://www.tecmint.com/zypper-commands-to-manage-suse-linux-package-management/

      Best wishes Julie.

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      1. Daniel Kunovsky

        Hi Julie,

        I have the same problem and I was successful to solve for libaio. But not for libstdc neither libnsl.

        My way:

        sudo zypper search libstdc
        one by one: sudo zypper install libstdc2, then for libstdc-devel…

        But still:

        Error: libstdc++: shared library not found
        Error: libnsl: shared library not found

        Thank you very much for your help.

        Daniel

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    2. Linkin Pereira

      I was stuck at that too till I desperately hit all buttons on my keyboard. Finally the Q key worked.

      After you are done reading the Agreement hit the Q Key on your keyboard and it will close the document and present you with the option to accept the agreement. Just hit the Y key afterwards and you should be fine with that.

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    1. Julie Plummer
      Post author

      Hi, Arkadeep, You can use a transport request like any other system.

      However, none of the Suite functions / transactions will be available.

      Best wishes,

      Julie.

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        1. Julie Plummer
          Post author

          Hi Farooq,

          The purpose of the AS ABAP developer edition is to enable developers to learn about ABAP language and tools. It is not intended that business content, eg Business Suite transactions or tables, be imported. Sorry, but this is entirely own risk.

          Best wishes,

          Julie.

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  4. Glenn Mickelson

    Hi Julie:

     

    I was able to get this loaded and it looks great.   When trying to create a program, it is asking for a Developer Key.     How do we get that key?

     

    Cheers

     

    Glenn

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    1. Julie Plummer
      Post author

      Hi Glenn,

      First : Did you delete all your licenses, before you installed the new one?
      If so, the developer key is in the table DEVACCESS.

      You can check this in transaction SE16 -> Table = DEVACCESS .

      If that fails, open a normal SAP GUI Transaction in SAP GUI – eg SE80. Create a new object (eg data element). Paste the key in there.

      If you log out and log back in, the key should now work in Eclipse / ADT (!).

      HTH Julie.

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      1. Glenn Mickelson

        Thank you.  It was strange though, I deleted my Slicense entry even though it was still valid and installed a new one (with same expiry date).  Once that was done, I was able to create new objects without any further action..  The Developer key was in the system and worked fine with a new slicense entry.

         

        Cheers

         

        Glenn

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        1. Julie Plummer
          Post author

          Hi Glenn,

          Yes, that’s a peculiarity of the free dev edition. It allows us to save resources, but makes the process less flexible.

          Good to know thanks

          Julie.

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  5. Brian Lee

    Hi Julie

    Could we please get a link to the ASE license? There are so many links to a sharepoint which does not exist or has expired guest access.

    Thanks

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    1. Julie Plummer
      Post author

      Hi Brian,

      Yes, I am aware of this. I have written a new blog, so please, everyone, bookmark this:

      ASE License blog

      So, every time the license location changes, I will simply update the link in this blog.

      However, PLEASE NOTE: We are currently experiencing Sharepoint issues. Therefore, some users have reported an issue with the Sharepoint link. We are working on this and I will update you all accordingly asap.

      Best wishes Julie.

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  6. Klaus Huebner

    Hi Julie,

    i have a problem with the new license under https://go.support.sap.com/minisap/#/minisap

    If i dowload the license for “NPL – SAP NetWeaver 7.x (Sybase ASE)” and will install on my
    NW751-SP02 i get the following error Message.

    This system’s system number is “000000000800291697”, but there is a license key for system number “000000000850319755” in the license key file.

    Please can you tell me where i can get a corret license for the Hardware-Key 800291697?

    Thanks and regards

    Klaus H.

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    1. Aleksandar Mijailovic

      Hello Klaus,

       

      amazing! I cannot even access the page!

       

       

      I just get a blank page, and when i check the debugger tools, it says that the page has some serious issues… anybode an idea, of how to get the license key??

       

       

       

      Thanks in advance!

       

      Best regards,

       

      Aleks

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      1. kyo choi

        The license renewal page has issue accessing the ‘sap/ui/unified/library-preload.js’ page or the page is not available.  Can someone in SAP fix the UI5 page?  Thanks for your help.

        Following are the error messages,

        jquery.sap.script-dbg.js:289 2018-11-27 13:00:25.374500 failed to load ‘sap/ui/unified/library-preload’ (failed to load ‘sap/ui/unified/library-preload.js’ from ../../resources/sap/ui/unified/library-preload.js: TypeError: sap.ui.require.preload is not a function) –

        jquery.sap.script-dbg.js:289 2018-11-27 13:00:25.461800 failed to load ‘sap/ui/commons/library-preload’ (failed to load ‘sap/ui/commons/library-preload.js’ from ../../resources/sap/ui/commons/library-preload.js: TypeError: sap.ui.require.preload is not a function) –
        ui5loader-autoconfig-dbg.js:188 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found)
        jquery.sap.script-dbg.js:289 2018-11-27 13:00:25.478699 Failed to load AppCacheBuster index file from: “https://go.support.sap.com/minisap/sap-ui-cachebuster-info.json?sap-ui-language=en-US“. –
        3
        ui5loader-autoconfig-dbg.js:188 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found)
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        1. Julie Plummer
          Post author

          Hi Kyo,

          Yes, I am also experiencing an issue with this page. We are not directly responsible for this page. However, I will look into this and get back to you.

          Best wishes Julie.

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          1. Aleksandar Mijailovic

            Hello Kyo, Julie,

             

            it worked for me again. I previously tried out several browsers (chrome, mozilla, even IE). Clearing cache etc. It didn’t work out for me.

            As of today, using Firefox it is still not working for me, but Chrome is: (using https://go.support.sap.com/minisap/#/minisap)

             

            Horst Meier provided in a comment another “representation” of the link as well:

             

            https://go.support.sap.com/minisap/?sap-ui-debug=true#/minisap

             

            -> This link works also in Firefox for me (after waiting some time). Always these SAPUI5 issues 🙂

            Hope that you will get your license soon!

             

            Best regards,

             

            Aleks

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              1. Aleksandar Mijailovic

                Hello Julie,

                 

                In Chrome, both of these (regular) links work also fine for me, only for mozilla i needed the “debug”-Statement.

                Yeah, maybe some feature that is supported for one, but not for the other browser…

                 

                Anyhow, luckily it worked out (few days before the deadline ended for me) 🙂

                By the way,

                thank you Julie for putting so much effort on this “ABAP Demo Dev Trial Project” -> I am really grateful for having this oppurtunity!

                Cheers,

                Aleks

                 

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  7. Julie Plummer
    Post author

    Hi everyone, I just checked the page WITHOUT the debug parameter. It’s working for me, so I’ll consider the issue closed – If you are still having problems, please tell me.

    Best wishes Julie.

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