The web based tools for the SAP HANA platform are ever improving, but sometimes the HANA studio remains the easiest way to get things done.
The HANA studio is a bit heavy and unstable, so here’s a few advice to get the capabilities in a more lightweight and robust fashion. You will need internet connectivity to do the install.
Download Eclipse for Java Developers
Go to the download page locate the smallest edition, and download the binaries for your platform.
Add the SAP Cloud Platform repository
After extracting the files, launch eclipse and create a workspace.
Then click on help -> Install new software
Click on Add
The plugin for HANA is not available is the latest repository, so we point to the previous version. Define a new repository with the URL https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/2018-12
Select the SAP HANA tools
Click next and accept the terms of the licenses. The installation will take a few minutes.
You should a security warning, just click on install anyway.
Next you need to accept all certificates
Congratulations, the installation of the HANA tools will be finished after a restart.
Now make eclipse faster!
Select help -> About eclipse
Click on Installation Details
Select all the Mylyn packages and click on uninstall
Eclipse will check for dependencies and safely uninstall Mylyn. You can repeat this step with:
- The two packages m2e (Maven)
- EclEmma Java code coverage
- Tip of the day
I didn’t push it further than that. I use the same eclipse for java development without problems.
Installing additional plugins
I’ve added the plugin for SAP HANA Streaming Analytics without any issue. I’ve also added the plugin for SDI adapter development version 2.3.5.