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Getting Started with SAP HANA Cloud VIII | SAP Web IDE (Cloud Foundry)

With this blog series we provide an update with the latest information on getting started with SAP HANA Cloud on the SAP Cloud Platform.

  • Blog I – About SAP HANA Cloud with some background information and references.
  • Blog II – Creating an instance, connecting clients, sample app, and working with HDI containers.
  • Blog III – Connecting SAP Analytics Cloud using the HANA Analytics Adapter.
  • Blog IV – Cloud Foundry space travel, working with multiple instances, and defining schema names.
  • Blog V – Data masking and data anonymization.
  • Blog VI – Predictive Analysis Library (PAL) and Automated Predictive Library (APL).
  • Blog VII – Remote data access (multicloud) using remote sources and virtual tables.
  • Blog VIII – Working with SAP Web IDE for HANA Development and the SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry environment.
  • Blog IX – SAP HANA Cloud and Smart Data Integration.

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Multicloud Access

Chief partner engineer, Philip MUGGLESTONE just updated his SAP HANA Cloud playlist on the SAP HANA Academy YouTube channel with two new video tutorials covering SAP Web IDE for HANA development.

The development tools for HANA contains SAP Web IDE Full-Stack aimed for HANA native development targeting your Cloud Foundry trial environment. Use these tools to develop HANA database models, calculation views, flowgraphs and other HANA artifacts.

Note that this is a temporary solution, available on trial only, until HANA development tools will be fully supported in SAP Business Application Studio.

We cover

  • How to subscribe to the SAP Web ID for HANA development service on an SAP Cloud Platform trial account.
  • How to configure SAP Web IDE for development with SAP HANA Cloud.
  • How to build a sample project and explore the HDI container in the database explorer.
  • How to work with Node.js, Yeoman, and the HAA generator locally to generate an application framework and upload to SAP Web IDE, add the Java code, and deploy to SAP Cloud Platform


For this sample environment we have already created an SAP HANA Cloud instance.

YouTube Playlist

For the complete list of tutorial videos for this playlist, see,

GitHub Code Repository

For the sample code repository, go to


For the documentation, visit the SAP Help Portal


Develop Applications – Trial

In this video tutorial, Philip Mugglestone shows how to subscribe to and use SAP Web IDE for HANA Development to build database applications based on HDI containers in the SAP Cloud Platform and SAP HANA Cloud trial environments.

To create calculation views or flowgraphs, we need to use the SAP Web IDE

[00:00] – Introduction

[00:30] – Subscribe to the SAP Web IDE for HANA development

[00:55] – Go to SAP Web IDE

[01:05] – Configure Workspace Preferences > Extensions: enable SAP HANA Database Development Tools

[01:20] – Configure Cloud Foundry Space

[01:40] – Create New Project from Template

[02:15] – Build

[02:30] – Build failed. Error: Connection failed Socket closed by peer

[03:10] – Whitelist IP addresses

[03:30] – Build

[03:50] – Services > Service instances: HDI container created

[04:10] – Open HDI container in database explorer

[04:20] – recap

Subscribe to SAP Web IDE for HANA development

Workspace Preferences > Extensions: SAP HANA Database Development Tools

Workspace Preferences > Cloud Foundry: API Endpoint, organization, and space

Create New Project > Cloud Foundry > SAP HANA Database Application


HANA Analytics Adapter – Web IDE

In this video tutorial, learn how to deploy the HANA Analytics Adapter (HAA) to enable live access from SAP Analytics Cloud to SAP HANA HDI containers in Cloud Foundry. Philip demonstrates how this can be achieved using SAP Web IDE.

[00:00] – Introduction

[00:30] – prerequisites: SAP Web IDE subscription, SAP HANA Cloud instance, HDI container, sample app (myapphana) with calculation view from

[01:00] – salesCube

[01:25] – SAP Cloud Platform Cockpit > Service Instances: HDI container

[02:00] – Install Node.js

[02:40] – Install yeoman and HAA generator

npm install -g yo
npm i -g generator-saphanaacademy-haa

[03:20] – Create yeoman project

[04:20] – Compress to ZIP file

[04:40] – Import archive into SAP Web IDE (extract archive)

[05:15] – Paste the WAR file from into the target folder

[06:30] – Build project

[06:40] – Deploy mtar to SAP Cloud Platform: creates haa application and haa-srv backend

[07:10] – Configure Role Collections: haa_viewer

[07:30] – Add your user account as user

[07:50] – Test application


[08:30] – Make new HANA Live Connection in SAP Analytics Cloud (sales)

[09:10] – Create model from sales connection

[09:35] – Create story

[10:05] – Recap

Use Yeoman to create web application framework.

Download analytics adapter from SAP Development Tools

Import java-xsahaa.war file


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