Skip to Content
Product Information
Author's profile photo Julie Plummer

SAP AS ABAP 7.5x Developer Editions: FAQs

LAST UPDATED: 19th April, 2021.

 

Table of Contents
01 Oracle Virtual Box
02 VMWare Workstation Player
03 Other Environments
04 Other Linux Distributions
05 Working with ABAP
06 Working with SAP ASE Database
07 Error Downloading / Extracting
08 Error Installing
09 Resources

This is an informal collection of information I have gathered from playing with the AS ABAP dev editions and from Community feedback. The information and links here are not endorsed by SAP – use this at your own risk.

01 Oracle Virtual Box

Can I connect to my server from different computer?

Yes. However, If you want to see the VM, you need to use a Bridged network. It’s probably worth looking at the Oracle Virtual Box manual but this worked for me:

  1. Back up your hosts files on Windows and Linux.
  2. In Vbox Manager, select the VM go to Network > NAT -> Bridged
  3. In the openSUSE instance, open Terminal and find your IP address using sudo ifconfig
  4. Then enter this IP address mapping in the hosts file using sudo nano /etc/hosts (and comment out the NAT entry):

<IP Address> vhcalnplci vhcalnplci.dummy.nodomain 

  1. Restart your openSUSE instance.
  2. Update your Windows hosts file with the new IP address mapping (and comment out the NAT entry).
  3. Change your SAPLogon entry from 127.0.0.1 to <IP Address>

To change back to NAT:

  1. In Vbox Manager, select the VM go to Network > NAT
  2. In Terminal, check that the IP address = 10.0.2.15 using ifconfig
  3. Edit the hosts file using sudo nano /etc/hosts :

127.0.0.1  localhost

10.0.2.15  vhcalnplci.dummy.nodomain vhcalnplci

  1. Restart you Linux instance.
  2. Edit the Win hosts file: 127.0.0.1 localhost
  3. Change SAPLogon to 127.0.0.1
  4. If this fails : test in Win cmd : ping vhcalnplci (It may be necessary to comment out other entries)
  5. If this fails : Check Port Forwarding:

More info : VBox Guide 6.5.

Can I move VMs from one drive to another?

https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=55003– official guide

https://dirkstrauss.com/moving-virtualbox-vm/ – third-party guide – use at own risk, but I found the screenshots etc better

Video: Is there a video guide I can watch?

Yes! Community member Paweł Wiejkut has also created a video: Installing AS ABAP 7.5x on Oracle Virtual Box and openSUSE Leap 15.1

Advanced Tips: Shrinking a VirtualBox VDI disk image

See this guide from Tobias Hofmann (third-party content – use at own risk):

Shrinking a VirtualBox VDI disk image

02 VMWare Workstation Player

Copy VMs from one drive/location to another

Unfortunately, you are expected to do this using the Workstation (which is not free), not the Player. I followed this unofficial guide, but do this at your own risk:

https://www.htpcguides.com/workaround-to-clone-vmplayer-virtual-machines/

  1. Copy and paste the folder according to the VMWare docu, steps 1-4: VMWare: Copying a Workstation virtual machine… . NOTE: Make sure the VM is powered off.
  2. Back in VM Player, choose Open a Virtual Machine , as described here: Workaround to Clone VMPlayer Virtual Machines
    NOTE: At the step Play virtual machine, I chose “I copied it”, so that a new UUID and MAC address are generated.
  3. I then had to change the IP address before starting up my AS ABAP  server:
    • Check the IP address by entering sudo ifconfig
    • Open the hosts file by entering sudo nano /etc/hosts
    • Using this IP address, add a new entry of the form:
      <IP address> <hostname> <hostname>.dummy.nodomain
      ie <IP address>   vhcalnplci            vhcalnplci.dummy.nodomain
    • Save your changes by choosing Ctrl+o, then Enter.
    • Quit the editor by choosing Ctrl+x.
    • Check the changes by using the command sudo cat /etc/hosts
  4. Edit the Windows hosts file.
  5. Create a new SAP GUI entry.
  6. Start your AS ABAP server as normal.

Convert VirtualBox files to work with VMWare Player

  1. Follow the instructions here: https://www.howtogeek.com/125640/how-to-convert-virtual-machines-between-virtualbox-and-vmware/

When that is done, and you get a success message, you still have to make the following SAP-specific settings:

  1. Check proxy settings:
    1. If nec., disable and remove entry -> log out
    2. Re-enter -> log out
  2. Change IP address:
  • IP address, Vbox = 10.0.2.15
  • IP address, VMWare = eg nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn (check ifconfig – in hosts (Linux); hosts (Win); SAPGUI
  1. Optional, but necessary to work with Fiori apps: Test your HTTP connection.
  2. You can then delete the Virtual Box Guest additions and install VM tools (as described by howtogeek above)

Move VMs from one drive to another

https://communities.vmware.com/thread/466994 – forum thread – use at own risk

03 Other Environments

These are tips from Community members, who have tried out a non-default configuration.  They are all own-risk. I have not tested them.

Docker

Dockerfile for AS ABAP 7.5x, by Tobias Hofmann.

Fusion, VMWare Fusion for Mac

NEW: The first documentation of the Dev edition on Mac. My thanks to colleague Faaiez Sallie:

Installing AS ABAP 7.52 SP04 in VMWare Fusion for Mac (pdf)

Google Cloud Platform

Install SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Developer Edition 7.52 SP04 on GCP, with a helper VM – long, detailed, very interesting blog post from Dylan Drummond:

https://sap-on-gcp.blogspot.com/2020/09/blog-post.html

Hyper-V

Installing AS ABAP dev edition with Hyper-V / openSUSE Leap

(with openSUSE Leap, as is our default)

Great detailed guide by Fabian Lupa

Parallels Desktop 14

AS ABAP 7.52 SP 01 Developer Edition on Debian 9 in Parallels Desktop 14

(with Debian 9)

By Dominik Di Lorenzo

Vagrant (Cloud Repository)

https://github.com/sbcgua/sap-nw-abap-vagrant

Again, haven’t tested this, but looks great. Vagrant is a [command-line] tool to setup virtual environments conveniently using scripts.

04 Other Linux Distros

Similarly, these are tips from Community members, who have tried out a non-default Linux distro.  They are all own-risk. I have not tested them.

CentOS 7

This has been tested by a Community member. According to him, you must, however, set SHMMAX and SHMALL correctly. For more information, consult the CentOS 7 docu.

Debian 9

AS ABAP 7.52 SP 01 Developer Edition on Debian 9 in Parallels Desktop 14

(on Parallels Desktop 14)

By Dominik Di Lorenzo

Ubuntu 1604 LTS – 1910

Concise Guide to install SAP NetWeaver Developer Edition on Ubuntu VM

Great concise guide by Dylan Drummond

05 Working with AS ABAP

abapGIT: Can I use?

YES.

Briefly, abapGIT is a GIT client written in ABAP for ABAP. It offers an easy way for developers to upload their ABAP development objects to / import others’ interesting development objects to an openly available Git site. And it really is easy.

Follow this blog for a great, end-to-end guide to installing the tool and cloning a sample package into your developer edition: https://blogs.sap.com/2017/06/21/abapgit-so-easy/ (GrahamRobbo)

UPDATE: abapGit is now available for ABAP Development Tools (i.e. Eclipse): http://eclipse.abapgit.org/updatesite/

There is a useful collection of projects here: http://dotabap.org/

SAP Business Suite / ERP / S/4HANA content: Can I access?

…including ERP dev objects like BAKR, or transactions like VA01?

No, you can’t. There is no Suite content in the developer edition.

The developer edition is intended for people to learn more about the ABAP language and tools. It is not aimed at those wanting to learn about business applications such as S/4HANA or the Business Suite.

However:

  1. if you just want some example tables / DDIC objects / dev objects to practise on, you can use the EPM model in S_NWDEMO , eg Purchase Order DDIC objects inS_NWDEMO_MODEL_DDIC, eg SNWD_PO.
  2. To access a fully-activated S/4HANA (1809) appliance, try:

    SAP S/4HANA Fully-Activated Appliance: Create your SAP S/4HANA system in a fraction of the usual setup time

  3. For SAP Customers and Partners, we also offer IDES Systems: 799639 – IDES – General Information about the usage of IDES systems

SAP Business Warehouse, Configuring NPL for

See this blog post by Paweł Wiejkut :

Prepare NPL to SAP BW development

SAP Cloud Connector

SAP Cloud Connector provides a link between SAP Cloud Platform applications and on-premise systems. It runs as on-premise agent in a secured network; acts as a reverse invoke proxy between the on-premise network and SAP Cloud Platform; and lets you use existing on-premise assets without exposing the entire internal landscape.

To connect to SAP Cloud Connector:

  1. In your browser, enter: https://<IP-address>:8443
  2. Enter the user/password: Administrator/manage
  3. Change the initial password.

For more information, see:

  • SAP Help Portal

SAP Cloud Platform, ABAP Environment: Can I connect to my dev edition from?

Yes! I wrote the following tutorial mission. I used the demo system ES5, but the principles are similar. BTW, now includes debugging:

Connect Your On-Premise System with SAP Cloud Platform, ABAP Environment

SAP HANA Express: Can I connect to?

In 7.52, this seems to work well. By Uwe Fetzer

SAP HANA Express and ABAP Developer Edition: new BFFs 🙂

For 7.51, Alban Leong has described the process in detail

Connecting AS ABAP 751 Developer Edition with HANA Express 2.0 as Secondary DB

SAP WebIDE: Can I connect to?

Yes! Follow the instructions in Connect Remote Systems in SAP Web IDE Personal Edition

I used the following entries for the config file:

Description=NPL
Type=HTTP
TrustAll=true

Authentication=NoAuthentication
WebIDEUsage=odata_abap,odata_gen,dev_abap,ui5_execute_abap

Name=NPL
WebIDEEnabled=true

CloudConnectorVersion=2
ProxyType=Internet

URL=http://vhcalnplci:8000
WebIDESystem=NPL
sap-client=001 

Small Business: Can I use the developer edition to develop my own commercial solution/ addon?

No. We organize the dev edition for personal training purposes only. For commercial add-ons, you need to look at the PartnerEdge Build program: sap.com/partner/become

06 Working with SAP ASE Database

Official Documentation, SAP Help Portal:

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) Latest Version

Database Administration: SAP Business Suite on SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise

Optimization and Troubleshooting:

SAP AS ABAP Dev. Edition: Fix DBACOCKPIT and extend your DB space – great guide by Alban Leong

SAP AS ABAP 7.52 SP04 and SAP ASE: Setting the Maximum Database Size Manually – should only be used in the minority of cases, if you are having trouble with the data volumes you are using, and only if you know what you are doing. See this comment for more details.

Resize ASE database in NPL 7.52 SP 04 – Brilliant step by step guide from Paweł Wiejkut

07 Error downloading and Extracting

If you get an error when downloading: try deleting your cookies. Try Firefox, not Chrome or IE. (Firefox handles certificates differently.)

If that fails, try contacting the support team from the link below:

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

08 Error/ Issue Installing

Error: “Assertion failed: Unable to generate a new password”…

(Installation fails.)

Possible solutions:

1.     User name / password contains special characters

2.     Password is too short / long

3.     Obsolete ASE license

  1. Check the expiry date of your ASE license in sybase/NPL/SYSAM-2_0/licenses/SYBASE_ASE_TestDrive.lic
  2. If necessary, update it from here: New Sybase License
  3. NOTE: We do not have the resources to update the .rar files continually. Therefore, if the version has been available for some time, it is possible that the license file has already expired. If so, put the new .lic file in the same folder as the script file, using the name SYBASE_ASE_TD.lic .You do not need to edit the .tar files.

4.     Try changing the password for sapsa

…as described in 1706410 – SYB: Security – Changing passwords for database users

Error: “Hostname is not local” OR „hostname … either on a loopback adapter or not active on the server”

  1. Do not change the hostname: Check the hostname in Terminal: cat nano /etc/hostname
  2. Make sure you are not using DHCP: In YaST > System  > Network SettingsSet Hostname via DHCP No:

(Background: Depending on your DHCP setup, the operating system may change the host name – which means that vhcalnplci is no longer configured locally.)

Error: “An error occurred renaming system”.

Do not change the hostname: Check the hostname in Terminal: cat nano /etc/hostname

Error: “sapparam: SAPSYSTEMNAME…

“=>sapparam(1c): No Profile used.
=>sapparam: SAPSYSTEMNAME neither in Profile nor in Commandline”

This may be an error specific to Oracle Virtual Box. Try following the instructions in the Virtual Box User Manual, 6.5. Additional Virtual Machine Preparation.

(Source)

09 Resources

OpenSAP Course:

This provides useful information as to why the system behaves as it does, what scripts are run at startup etc – particularly the first 2 units.

Troubleshooting ABAP developer edition issues

Search first! Then creae a new question in the ABAP Development Community forum:

  1. ABAP topic page is here: ABAP Development Community Page
  2. ABAP questions are here: ABAP Development Questions

If it is an issue involving ABAP developer edition, remember to add the hashtag #ABAP_Trial as a User Tag. (Please do not simply include #ABAP_Trial in the text or title, if you want one of us to find it.)

Please do not use comments in the blogs to ask tech support questions :

  • It makes it difficult for other users to find similar issues in future, which leads to many duplicated errors.
  • Very few people follow these blogs, so you will not get help from the vast majority of the community
  • There is no capacity to monitor all blogs for all released versions.
  • There should be some log files in /tmp/sapinst_instdir . Please send us the errors in these files. Please do not send the whole files!

Troubleshooting non-AS ABAP server issues:

For VirtualBox:

(ie if you don’t get as far as openSUSE):

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Getting Started
(For example, see chapter 6.3 : Creating a New Virtual Machine)

Also, check out the : Oracle VirtualBox Forum

For openSUSE:

If you are newish to Linux, and want to do one thing to get up to speed, I would suggest familiarity with the Linux Command Line (i.e. “Terminal”). I found William Schotts’ guide helpful – and surprisingly readable:
The Linux Command Line

Also, check out the SAP on Linux forum: SAP Community SAP on Linux Forum

There is also a general (non-SAP) forum for openSUSE : openSUSE Forum

For SAP GUI:

SAP Community forum (new)

SCN forum – old archive

For SAP ASE database:

SAP Community Sybase ASE forum .

SAP Community: SAP ASE Expert Page , including docu links

Sybooks Online – Error Messages

Assigned tags

      51 Comments
      You must be Logged on to comment or reply to a post.
      Author's profile photo Michelle Crapo
      Michelle Crapo

      Nice list, and so very helpful!  A great place to stop for any questions.I like the disclaimer at the top:

      "not endorsed by SAP – use this at your own risk."

      It makes me smile.  I know you have to put that there, because you work for SAP.  Sometimes I feel like putting not endorsed by anyone.  I do sometimes write "my own opinion".

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Michelle! Most of these are links to Community / external content, for which I am stealing the content. But yes, I really have to say “not endorsed by SAP – use this at your own risk.”

      I *have* some opinions, but if they're too ranty, or disloyal, I tend to keep them to myself ;-).

      All the best,

      Julie.

      Author's profile photo Michelle Crapo
      Michelle Crapo

      Ranty is good...  Disloyal - now that might cause an issue.  But I know what you mean.  Sometimes I reread my blog just to make sure it wouldn't cause issues at my work.  So far, I know they won't at this job.  But I wrote one around 10 years ago that really had to be edited.  And yes, it was a rant.

      The links all together at one place is excellent.  I tend to bookmark things.  But it gets a bit messy.

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      ;-). I think we can express ourselves fairly freely at SAP, much more than at my last work. But just sometimes, a colleague  says something really bland and marketing-y , and I’m tempted to go off in a big rant. But I know it  would be disloyal, so - so far - I’ve restrained myself.

      Thanks for the feedback. Will keep working on this.

      JP

      Author's profile photo Martin English
      Martin English

      Entirely off the topic of the blog itself, but my twitter bio includes

      Employed by ... who do not necessarily agree with, let alone endorse, anything I say here.

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      I quite like the way these comments are going (even if slightly off-topic) ?.

      That’s a good disclaimer. I actually have a separate Twitter account, where I can follow politics and sports and rant to my heart’s content.

      J

      Author's profile photo Michelle Crapo
      Michelle Crapo

      That's awesome!  I love that it's fairly easy to write on topics near and dear to you without worry.

      Author's profile photo Jose Roberto Milan
      Jose Roberto Milan

      I did everything.

       

      but, my issue is, when i have to try FIORI and URLs.

       

      What could I miss It?.

       

      Regards,

      Robert

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Robert, It's not possible to answer this without more info. Could you please create a question - as documented above - and tell us: Exactly what you are trying to do, so I can reproduce it? eg "In SAPGUI, I choose "Open Fiori launchpad" but get the following error."

      ALso, how does this relate to your question about developer key? Is this now solved?

      If not, can you also please tell us in the question?

      THis is better for you - more eyeballs - and better for other users - easier to search in future.

      Thanks Julie.

      Author's profile photo Fabio Pagoti
      Fabio Pagoti

      Hi Julie Plummer,

      I was about to ask if there was any chance of having NetWeaver Trial on AWS, GCP, Azure etc.

      I double check SAP CAL and there are 2 Solutions which make me wonder if are similar with the images provided here.

       

      SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.52 SP01 on SAP ASE 16.0

      SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.52 SP01 on SAP HANA 2.0 SP02

       

      Is there any difference between these images and the ones available in CAL?

       

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Fabio,

      Well spotted. We basically took the download image and are in the middle of porting that to CAL - for ASE. It will then be (lightly) adapted to HANA, then it will be available for both ASE and HANA. The links are there in CAL as you saw, but the final versions are in process. Be patient 😉 - we are soooo close to releasing these. And yes, apart from very minimal adaptation, they are the same image.

      Best wishes Julie.

      Author's profile photo Fabio Pagoti
      Fabio Pagoti

      Great! Thanks!

      I will follow your posts closely to be the first to use it.

      Author's profile photo Fabio Pagoti
      Fabio Pagoti

      Hi Julie Plummer,

      Sorry to push you with that but do you have any forecast to have those in CAL?

      Thanks!

       

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Fabio,

      We are still working on it. I will write a short announcement blog, asap.

      Best wishes Julie.

      Author's profile photo Alexander Tsybulsky
      Alexander Tsybulsky

      There also an option to install it on Ubuntu with Vagrant script - almost fully automatic installation 🙂

      Maybe worth to add here

      https://blogs.sap.com/2018/09/22/installing-netweaver-as-abap-7.52-sp-01-developer-edition-with-vagrant

       

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Alexander - so sorry, your blog was in the draft, I have no idea, why it's not here. Copy/paste error.

      Thanks - I'll paste it in now.

      Best wishes Julie.

      Author's profile photo Linkin Pereira
      Linkin Pereira

      Stuck at installing ABAP 752 - Followed instructions and

      I followed all steps (except the proxy configuration), however the installation has failed returning the exception modlib.jslib.caughtException, and the message “syntax error near unexpected token `(‘ ” in the file sapinst.log

      What could I do to solve it?

      followed instructions from here

      https://blogs.sap.com/2017/09/04/newbies-guide-installing-abap-as-751-sp02-on-linux/

      and also updated the ASE License 2019. in the folder.

       

       

       

      Author's profile photo Aleksandar Mijailovic
      Aleksandar Mijailovic

      Hello Julie/Linkin,

       

      is there a reason why the license key is stored behind a sap-sharepoint link? i urgently need a key 🙂

       

      Thanks!

       

      kind regards,

       

      Aleks

       

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Aleks,

      Sorry, have only just seen this!

      If there are still problems, bookmark this link.

      From now on, I will just update the link in this blog, since we have had to move the file several times:

      https://blogs.sap.com/2018/08/30/as-abap-7.5x-ase-license-available/

      Best wishes,

      Julie.

      Author's profile photo Aleksandar Mijailovic
      Aleksandar Mijailovic

      Thank you!

      Author's profile photo Nikhil Gupta
      Nikhil Gupta

      Hi Sir,

      https://www.sap.com/developer/trials-downloads/additional-downloads/sap-netweaver-as-abap-developer-edition-sp02-7-50-14492.html

      i downloaded Sap NetWeaver AS ABAP Developer Edition SP02 7.50 from the above link.

      i downloaded all the 8 zip files when i tried to extract the first part using win RAR.

      i got following error in 8th part-->

      ! D:\SAP-Install\SAP Abap Netweaver\sap_nw_as_abap_750_sp02_ase_dev_ed_p8.rar: Checksum error in server\TAR\x86_64\dbdata.tgz-ad. The file is corrupt

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Nikhil,

      This issue should now be solved. BTW, is there any reason you need 7.50 ?

      The license in the .rar has expired, so getting the new license installed is difficult and error-prone.

      The newest version is available here. Can you try this: https://blogs.sap.com/2018/09/13/as-abap-752-sp01-developer-edition-to-download/ ?

      HTH, Julie.

      Author's profile photo Richard Gray
      Richard Gray

      Hi Julie,

      Excellent FAQ!  I think all the VM info will come in handy.   Since we are doing BC-XOM RFCs, the information on bridge mode will be valuable.   Can we also set up our real (internal) domain instead of

      <IP Address> vhcalnplci vhcalnplci.dummy.nodomain>

      ?  (What an ugly name.  What does it mean?  I recognize NLP in there.  Our current system is named sles11sap.  Something all our techies can recognize...)

      In section 7, https://www.sap.com/community/topic/abap/all-content.html is a bad link.  I think you meant https://www.sap.com/community/topic/abap.html ??  Is there any sort of URL to there that will go right to posts with the #abap_trial for searching and then possibly posting?  The links on that page look extremely helpful, but it would be nice to skip to #abap_trial questions directly.  (I don't see the Actions > Ask a Question menu you show.)  All I see is the 'View all Questions' link waaaay down page.

      What I'm currently searching for is a Windows ABAP Trial.  Is there a comparable page for that? Just posted a Question, hope I got it right.

      https://answers.sap.com/questions/740879/download-for-windows-netweaver-abap-trial-availabl.html

       

      In pasting text in from the re-licensing page, I picked up some sort of table element I can't delete:

      grrr ....

       

      Thanks!

      Rich

       

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Rich,

      Thanks a lot for this, and I apologize for only responding now.

      1. Big question first: No, AS ABAP dev edition is only available for Linux (Incidentally, so are up-to-date full, licensed customer versions of AS ABAP afaik).
      2. You're right. I will update the links:
        1. ABAP topic page is here: ABAP Development Community Page
        2. ABAP questions are here: ABAP Development Questions
      3. The command ./install.sh -h <own hostname> – allows you to specify your own hostname to be used by the SAP system. See the Concise installation guide for more details. However, I haven't tested this, and we cannot officially provide support. (I purposefully left it out of the Newbies' Guide, because we can't support it.)
      4. (Just fyi: The name is VH = Virtual Host ; CAL = Cloud Appliance Library (because it is the same version that we provide in the CAL); CI = don't know - Continuous Innovation? Beyond that, I couldn't possibly comment ;-). )

      Sorry again for the huge delay.

      Best wishes Julie.

       

      Author's profile photo Matheus Brasil
      Matheus Brasil

      I’ve trying install As ABAP 7.52 as you show in this guide but get a lot of errors. Could you give me some help? This link has my last log https://git.io/fjCwO.

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Matheus,

      As I said above ”

      Since we now have 6 blogs referring to 2 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.

      Thanks and best wishes,

      Julie.

      Author's profile photo Oleg Bashkatov
      Oleg Bashkatov

      Hi Julie, thank you very much for blogs about the Linux and this kind of installation. I have read them from 2017 and like every one:-)

      It is really useful and helpful!

      The one question I want to ask: why just not provide file for Virtual Machine?) would it be illegal for developer edition?

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Oleg,

      Yes, it's a licensing issue with openSUSE. We are allowed to direct users to the download site, then it's free, but we are not allowed to just bundle it, so they download it from us without SUSE's knowledge.

      If you want a pre-packaged solution, there is Docker: https://github.com/tobiashofmann/sap-nw-abap-docker

      Best wishes,

      Julie.

      Author's profile photo Oleg Bashkatov
      Oleg Bashkatov

      Hi Julie,

      for me Linux is not a problem and Installation is not a problem (especially with your manuals 🙂 ). I just wanted to know .

      For installation actually I am not using WinSCP but shared folder (I do not know why you have changed this - shared folder does not require additional soft outside VirtualMachine, but WinSCP requieres) But anyway it is good.

      Thank you very much!

      Author's profile photo Shihab Ahamed
      Shihab Ahamed

      Hi evreyone!

      Can anyone give any link or refer me to a blog on how to get SAP Ides Access?

      It will be a huge help for me.

      Thank you!

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Shibab,

      I added a link to this in the FAQs. Just open it and search for IDES !

      Hope this helps.

      Julie.

      Author's profile photo Stephane Gabric
      Stephane Gabric
      Hello Julie and all SAP fans,
      I think there are some issues in this new trial version AS ABAP 7.52 SP04 (on VBox in my case) because:
      1) The free space of database device NPL_data_001 is only 2GB and that can run out very quickly if you execute some transactions like SGEN (see in DBACOCKPIT)  -> Runtime error “DBIF_DSQL2_SQL_ERROR”, Database error 1105 … etc
      2) Adding free space (via ‘disk resize’ & ‘alter database’ … etc..  like described here for instance https://blogs.sap.com/2017/10/12/sap-as-abap-developer-edition-steps-to-fix-dbacockpit-and-extending-your-db-space/ ) will not fix the problem because there is a “hole” in the table sysusages (between byte 1623808 and 1835008). DBACOCKPIT will show the added space as free, but once the original 2Gb are filled it won’t make any difference, same Runtime error “DBIF_DSQL2_SQL_ERROR”, Database error 1105 … etc
      The ultimate solution is to manually patch that hole. See the (brilliant) step by step guide from Paweł Wiejkut: ‘Resize ASE database in NPL 7.52 SP 04′
      PS. Running SGEN for components SAP_ABA & SAP_BASIS will take approx 4.3GB. So see big if you add free space and manage to fix the ‘hole’ in sysusages (I recommend +10GB for device NPL_data_001). After that the system runs absolutely beautifully. Thanks SAP, thanks Julie!
      Stephane
      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Stephane,

      I apologize for the delay – I passed this issue on to the relevant ASE expert here in-house, and he performed some tests before getting back to me. Here is his response:

      “Hi there,

      thank you very much for pointing this out. Obviously, our activities in reducing the database foot print as much as possible led to the whole in system table sysusages. Under certain conditions the ALTER DATABASE … OFF command can have such situations as side effects.

      When logging into the operating system as user sybnpl and running command

      isql -Usapsa -X -w999 -SNPL

      for logging into SAP ASE database, the following query will surface the issue:

      1>	use master
      2>	go
      1> select dbid, lstart, size , lstart+size as next_lstart from master..sysusages where dbid=db_id('NPL') order by dbid, lstart
      2> go
      

      dbid   lstart     size       next_lstart

      —— ———- ———- ———–

      5          0        256         256

      5        256    1218560     1218816

      5    1218816     131072     1349888

      5    1349888     196608     1546496

      5    1546496        256     1546752

      5    1546752      67840     1614592

      5    1614592       9216     1623808

      5    1835008     497920     2332928

      5    2332928      89344     2422272

      5    2422272     199168     2621440

      5    2621440      65536     2686976

      5    2686976      65536     2752512

      (12 rows affected)

      As we can see, next_lstart 1623808 does not match with the next lstart 1835008. In this situation the recommended blog entry written by Paweł Wiejkut might by a reasonable way for fixing the issue with the current SAP ASE SAP NetWeaver Developer Edition. ”

      I have just tested this on my own instance and got the same values.

      I will also be publishing a blog soon (in consultation with this colleague), which I will link to from here.

      Many thanks from my side too.

      Julie.

      Author's profile photo Stephane Gabric
      Stephane Gabric

      Hi Julie, thank you so much for this update !

      PS. For those interested by running SGEN for ALL components, it takes 8.7GB …

      Stephane

      Author's profile photo Miguel B.
      Miguel B.

      Hello, I wanted to thank you for all the tutorials available to us to install a SAP server. However, I wanted to be sure that it would be impossible to have VA01 transactions. Because I am looking for a test solution to develop my SAP scripts at my home. Thanks in advance for your help and response.

      Author's profile photo Henry Stuifzand
      Henry Stuifzand

      Hello Miguel,

      In the ABAP Trial version this is not possible. There is no Business Suite content present.
      This version is intended for people to try out new stuff and learn ABAP.

      Regards,
      Henry

       

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Miguel,

      Henry is correct: There is no business content in the developer edition. If you want, eg. VA01, etc, check out my FAQs  - search for "Suite" or "ERP" or "IDES".

      Bestwishes Julie.

      Author's profile photo Roy Mutsaers
      Roy Mutsaers

      Hello Julie Plummer, 

      Does this version also includes SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java (AS Java) to access SAP NW adminstrator (NWA) or is this only limited to AS ABAP (as title states)?

       

      Regards,

      Roy

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Roy,

      Please see my other answer. Please don't post twice.

      Thanks Julie.

      Author's profile photo Roy Mutsaers
      Roy Mutsaers

      Hi Julie,

      Which answer are you referring to? The one about the business content?

      I don't find the term JAVA in this threat (except in my question)

      Thanks

       

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Roy,

      I honestly thought I'd answered you on a completely different blog post. I apologize. It's just I administrate several posts for several versions, plus forum, and a lot of people post twice.

      Anyway, the answer is no, sorry. It's an AS ABAP 7.5x server only, for training and education purposes, not a complete (licensed) product.

      Best wishes,
      Julie.

      Author's profile photo Javier Rodriguez Prieto
      Javier Rodriguez Prieto

      Hello Julie,

      I have a question about SSCR Keys. Is possible to create an standard objects in SAP Netweaver 7.52 SP04? . The reason to do that, is for testing project odense which needs to create an standard objects because is not working in customer namespace.

      https://blogs.sap.com/2020/10/07/inside-steampunk-vital-parts-of-steampunks-abapgit/

      I can analyse that only happens with certain objects, for example, with packages and class message is possible to create in SAP namespace.

      Thanks

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Javier,

      To the best of my knowledge no, this is not possible.

      However, I will check and get back to you.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Javier, hi all,

      I have checked this. No, sorry, this is not possible. The purpose of the developer edition is to learn the ABAP language and tools.

      Best wishes,

      Julie.

      Author's profile photo javier Rodriguez Prieto
      javier Rodriguez Prieto

      Many thanks Julie for checking it.

       

      Just an idea, but maybe in the future versions of Netweaver could add this. That's would be great

       

      Regards

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Javier,

      Thanks for your feedback. However, I think this is unlikely, because we have to be very careful that the Dev Ed in no way resembles a productive system.

      Thanks anyway,

      Julie.

      Author's profile photo Anthony Boschin
      Anthony Boschin

      Removed as not relevant here

      Author's profile photo Vishal Bordia
      Vishal Bordia

      Hi Julie,

      I am trying to install SAP NW ABAP 7.52 SP04 in Linux, downloaded from below link:
      https://developers.sap.com/trials-downloads.html?search=7.52%20SP04

      Followed instructions from below link to create a docker container:
      https://github.com/nzamani/sap-nw-abap-trial-docker/tree/nw-abap-7.52-SP01

      But getting the well known error :
      'Unable to generate a new password for database login 'sa' '.

      In the trace file /tmp/sapinst_instdir/NW73/SBC/STANDARD/sapinst_dev.log I can see:
      'There is no valid license for ASE server product. Installation date is not found or installation grace period has expired. Server will not boot.'

      So far, I have tried below solutions:

      1. I have placed the 'SYBASE_ASE_TestDrive.lic' in the folder where install.sh is placed. And also checked the license is valid till 'March 31st 2022'.
      2. Increased vm.max_map_count to 100GB even before building the image.
      3. Somewhere read about the time difference. My localhost is in BST and the container is in UTC. I tried with synchronizing the time as well but it did not help.

      I have read through various forums but eventually the suggestions are same.

      I can understand answering the same question again and again could be frustrating but I tried various options but no luck. Could you please help me here, what am I missing?
      Thanks.

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Vishal,

      I understand your frustration, but this is really not a good place to post - almost nobody in the Community will see it.

      Can you please post in  ABAP Development Questions, adding the hashtag #ABAP_Trial as a User Tag. (Please do not simply include #ABAP_Trial in the text or title, if you want one of us to find it.)

      Please do not use comments in the blogs to ask tech support questions :

      • It makes it difficult for other users to find similar issues in future, which leads to many duplicated errors.
      • Very few people follow these blogs, so you will not get help from the vast majority of the community
      • There is no capacity to monitor all blogs for all released versions.
      • There should be some log files in /tmp/sapinst_instdir . Please send us the errors in these files. Please do not send the whole files!

      I may not be able to help, but the chances are much higher if you do this.
      Thanks and best wishes,
      Julie.

      Author's profile photo Vishal Bordia
      Vishal Bordia

      Thanks Julie. I have now posted a question with #ABAP_Trial.

      Author's profile photo Aleksandar Mijailovic
      Aleksandar Mijailovic

      Somebody I know tried also a few days to instal NW 7.52 SP04 but failed many times, and just repeated each steps for 7.52 SP02 and it worked. Not sure if others have the same.