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Welcome SPS04 to SAP HANA, express edition

Welcome SPS04 to HANA Express!

I am happy to share that SAP HANA, express edition SPS04 is now available for download!

I might have broken a couple of branding rules there… but I’d promised Uwe Fetzer some expressions of joy ?

These have been long awaited news and I appreciate all the teams working hard to finally make it available to all developers out there. You can find the release notes at the developer center.

I would recommend checking out the “What’s new…” webcasts for SPS 04. There are also some interesting features around clients (including very good news about the Python one now being available in pip!) and the Native Storage Extension which you can also play with in HXE:

New getting started mission for XS Advanced and the Cloud Application Programming Model

I had some time to play with this image before the release, so I started building a new mission using the Cloud Application Programming model. Here is the first installment:

The first thing I could notice (and is also available in SAP Web IDE Full Stack) is that the UAA service finally gets created automagically.

You just mark that “Enable User Authentication” flag during the “SAP Cloud Platform Business Application” wizard:

The wiring and binding is done for you (you will need to modify the xsappname):

And the service is then created!

My plan is to replace the existing getting started mission with this new one after SAP TechEd 2019. While most of it works, there are some pieces that are too outdated already by SPS04.

Speaking about SAP TechEd

And free stuff (like HXE!)… If you want to go for the first time, we are giving away showfloor passes. These passes will get you to the Developer Garage, where we will have some hands-on missions you can complete and get cool prizes in the process.

Check how easy it is to enter the lottery for the pass (and some of the legal blurb) in this blog post:

While we are at it, if you have registered already, keep an eye on that catalog for our session with the one and only Thomas Jung.  We’ll be covering HANA native development. More about the Data management and Artificial Intelligence at SAP Teched in this blog post by Lucas Kiesow .

If you want to upgrade an existing HXE VM, here are some notes on how I’d do it:

In the meantime, stay tuned on Twitter or LinkedIn !

Lucia Subatin

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      Author's profile photo Nabheet Madan
      Nabheet Madan

      Great news, will try the tutorial soon:)

      Author's profile photo Lucia Subatin
      Lucia Subatin
      Blog Post Author

      Cool and thanks for the comment!

      Let me know how that goes 🙂

      Author's profile photo Douglas Cezar Kuchler
      Douglas Cezar Kuchler

      Great news! Hope to meet you at SAP TechEd this year.

      Author's profile photo Lucia Subatin
      Lucia Subatin
      Blog Post Author

      Yeay! Looking forward to meeting!

      Author's profile photo John Bunoza
      John Bunoza

      Thank you all soooo much!!!

      Author's profile photo Afshin Irani
      Afshin Irani

      Thank you to the team and you Lucia for this, much appreciated when will GCP be updated with SPS04.


      Author's profile photo Lucia Subatin
      Lucia Subatin
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Afshin! The GCP hxe+xsa VM on GCP is updated now. Otherwise, this works with the rev36 image:

      Will relay the thanks to the anonymous heroes making this happen 🙂

      Author's profile photo Leonard Adam
      Leonard Adam

      The blog was absolutely fantastic! Lot of great information which can be helpful in some or the other way. Keep updating the blog, mycfavisit looking forward for more contents…Great job, keep it up

      Author's profile photo Mark Gearhart
      Mark Gearhart

      I wonder if anyone else is having trouble downloading the express edition. When I fill out the registration information and submit it, I get the following message:

      “Sorry, Your request for information is being reviewed. Once approved, you’ll receive an email with additional instructions”.

      I have not gotten any email. I have been trying for a couple weeks. I did the registration last year and downloaded HXE successfully, and my S-number and info has not changed. I called SAP CIS. They said my S-number account does not allow downloads. It worked previously so I don’t think this is the problem. I also tried my manager’s S-number for the registration info. This did not work either.

      Any tips on how to get past this, so I can get the Express Edition downloaded to my Windows machine?

      Thanks, Mark Gearhart



      Author's profile photo Lucia Subatin
      Lucia Subatin
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Mark, sorry I did not catch this earlier. Is this problem solved? Have you tried with a non S-user?

      Author's profile photo Mark Gearhart
      Mark Gearhart

      I never got it working. I can only assume that SAP will not let my registration pass because my company, Deutsche Bank, is somehow disqualified? Nothing has changed in my account.

      I even tried my P-User as well as the S-User of another employee.

      There does not seem to be anyone at SAP who can investigate this.

      I contacted Rudi de Louw and he sent me the download manager. I will check it out as soon as possible.