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SAP Business Application Studio – Info Blog I

At Q1 2020, we unveiled the new SAP cloud based Development Environment – the SAP Business Application Studio. Since then, we worked very hard to add new features, capabilities and supporting content to the product.

In this blog, I will share a selection of valuable “assets” for anyone that is interested to know more about Business Application Studio. You can also check out this link to see all available Business Application Studio Tutorials.

I hope you will find this list helpful.

Also, you are welcome to take a look at – Info Blog II that was released on January 2021

The content in this blog is grouped based on the following categories:


SAP Business Application Studio

Product vision & value


Getting to know Business Application Studio


SAP Business Application Studio – DevSpace creation screen


Supported Development Scenarios

One of the key strength of Business Application Studio is in the SAP Development Scenarios optimization. Hereby, is a group of assets dealing with various development scenarios:

SAP Fiori (frontend) development:

Full Stack development:

Building Mobile Apps:

Workflow Management:


SAP Business Application Studio – Getting Started


Web IDE to Business Application Studio migration

If you used to develop business application with SAP Web IDE and you are interested to move your applications to Business Application Studio. You will be happy to find these migration guides.


Other Useful links:


SAP Business Application Studio Intro Video


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      Author's profile photo Alejandro Sensejl
      Alejandro Sensejl

      SAP WebIDE is included in PE Build Multi-cloud packs (e.g. #8005565), while Business Application Studio needs to be licensed per user. So we will probably stick with WebIDE for quite some time. Any plans to include Business Application Studio in Multi-cloud packs?

      Author's profile photo Keren Rotenberg
      Keren Rotenberg

      Hi Alejandro,
      SAP Web IDE is sold as a standalone product and included in various packs like the PE Build Multi-cloud packs.
      SAP Business Application Studio is also sold standalone and will be included in the new partner packages. There is no plan to include Business Application Studio in the PE Build Multi-cloud packs.

      Author's profile photo Krishna Kishor Kammaje
      Krishna Kishor Kammaje

      I agree. I see many SAP customers and partners are stuck with WebIDE due to this (who wants to make new, avoidable investments now?). It is a lose-lose scenario both for SAP and its customers. If SAP migrates/converts the existing WebIDE licenses into BAS, then that would be the real win-win scenario.

      Author's profile photo Martin Stenzig
      Martin Stenzig

      I am a VS Code user and naturally love the Business Application Studio.

      Do you have any plans to move more HANA content (Calculation views etc.) generation functionality into the studio?


      Author's profile photo Nir M Kol
      Nir M Kol
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Martin,

      We are looking at adding HANA tools support to Business Application Studio.


      Author's profile photo Pavan Krishna Mulpur
      Pavan Krishna Mulpur

      Great blog. From an Analytics perspective, I see that I can create CDS entities and expose them as OData services. Apart from this as of now what other Analytics features are available in Business Application Studio?

      What are the new features that are going to be added from Analytics perspective apart from being able to create HANA Views?

      Author's profile photo Ubeimar Martinez
      Ubeimar Martinez

      Hi, thanks for your post,

      ¿Is it posible to create calculations views in BAS?

      Author's profile photo Raz Korn
      Raz Korn

      Hi Ubeimar Martinez ,

      We're looking into adding SAP HANA tools to BAS. I recommend that you follow/re-visit this blog and BAS homepage to get updates.

      Regards - Raz

      Author's profile photo Keren Rotenberg
      Keren Rotenberg

      Hi Ubeimar Martinez ,

      SAP HANA tools including calculation views have been added to BAS.

      You may find more information here:



      Author's profile photo Oh Hyuk
      Oh Hyuk

      Does Local BAS require license?

      I'm using Visual sstudio code on my pc with some plugins installed.

      If I only develop on may machine, Should I purchase a license for production system?


      Author's profile photo Keren Rotenberg
      Keren Rotenberg

      Hi Oh,


      SAP Business Application Studio is a hosted environment which is available for trial and productive usage. Productive usage requires a license.

      For using Visual Studio Code with plug-ins, there no need to purchase a license to Business Application Studio.




      Author's profile photo Mattijs Happé
      Mattijs Happé

      What about licensing for customers (f.e. customers with S/4 on premise only) which only need Business application studio for developing new FIORI applications and possibly adapting SAP application by using adaptation projects?

      Do they need a "base" license for cloud foundry + BAS licenses? Or is there a possibility to make use of BAS only? No further runtimes are needed.

      Will adaptations projects in the future be available as addon for VS Code?

      Deployment from BAS to an on premise ABAP system is only possible with FES 5.0 or higher as could be read in the SAP help:

      For customers with a lower version of FES what to do? Do they have to use WebIde on the NEO environment?

      In WebIde I "liked" the annotation modeler to add some annotations without need to code each line of annotation. Will this option be included in the future in BAS also?


      Thanks in advance!

      Author's profile photo Keren Rotenberg
      Keren Rotenberg


      Regarding the license, the customer can license BAS only.

      For your question on  adaptation projects. SAP has mid-term plans for making adaptation projects also available for VSCode. Currently there is no concrete timeline for this, as soon as we have it, we will publish this in the SAPUI5 Road Map.

      Yes, deployment from BAS to an on premise ABAP system is supported from SAP_UI 753 SP00 or SAP Fiori FES 5.0. As SAP Fiori FES 4.0 is out of maintenance since end of 2020 (see note Note 2217489), we recommend updating this component.

      Regarding the next generation of annotation modeler, there is currently a code-based tool that helps with context-sensitive annotations. We are looking for customer input on what is next



      Author's profile photo Mattijs Happé
      Mattijs Happé

      Hi Keren,

      Thanks for the clear answers.

      Just another question regarding licensing BAS.
      In the post teched Q&A session (SAP Teched 2020 - Developing with SAP Business Application Studio, Next-Gen of SAP Web IDE (DEV930) ) 2 weeks ago you answered this question also (copied from the transcript):

      There's no need to to license additional runtimes or any other capabilities. So you'll have with that the ability to use the destinations and the cloud connector so that's possible. That's

      pretty similar to what we had in the past with web ide. The cloud foundry runtime that is only required if you would like to test the application in the cloud and use the cloud foundry runtime also if you want to develop an application using the launchpad.

      Will it be possible with a BAS license only ( to test the application within Business application studio.

      I assume it should be possible without the need of any further licensed otherwise the BAS only license is not very usefull at all.

      Thanks again!




      Author's profile photo Syed Amirul
      Syed Amirul

      Hello, I have a question regarding the Date Picker Container Item in BAS/Web IDE. Is it possible to make the date value null (showing no value)?

      If it is not possible, is there any alternative to this? Thank you

      Author's profile photo Oliver Graeff
      Oliver Graeff

      Hello Syed,

      the DatePicker has a property placeholder: As default, the date format is displayed, placeholder: " " will show nothing (a blank). See details in the API Reference and Samples.

      Keep in mind that showing no placeholder will be an issue for screen readers and keyboard only users.

      Hope this helps.

      Author's profile photo Joelle Richol
      Joelle Richol

      Hi !

      Does SAP Application Studio can be used for CDS view management ?

      Thank you in advance,


      Author's profile photo Haden Molina
      Haden Molina

      Are you planning to update all SAP Learning Hub's courses related to FIORI to include SAP BAS? at the moment all courses reference to SAP WEB IDE