SAP Business Application Studio supports Theia plugins and some VSCode extensions. I have mentioned how to install a Theia plugin here. Basically, there are three options to install a plugin provided by Theia plugin-ext module. In this post, I will document the easiest way to install a VSCode extension.
Prerequisite: You should have the authorization
You should add “Business_Application_Studio_Extension_Deployer” role collection to your account:
Step 1: Obtain the .vsix file
You can download this file from a project’s GitHub releases or from a marketplace.
Step 2: Upload the .vsix file to SAP BAS
Drag the .vsix file from your computer to a directory in SAP Business Application Studio:
The extension is uploading:
Ensure that it is uploaded:
Step 3: Learn the absolute path of the .vsix file
Open up a terminal:
You can run these commands in succession to be sure:
Note the directory of the file. Prepare and copy the directory to the clipboard in this format:
Step 4: Start the deployment
View -> Find Command (or just press F1 or Ctrl+Shift+P)
Search for “deploy” and hit enter:
Paste the directory you have copied and hit enter:
The extension should be installed now!
You can also check the JS console of the browser:
Alternatively you can check the plugins pane (View > Plugins) as Asaf Bruner mentioned in the comments.
What is the easiest way to remove a plugin? Unfortunately, there is no UI option for that yet. You can remove some plugin folders. But since plugins are installed per Dev Space. The easiest way is to create a new Dev Space and move your project.