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SAP ABAP Platform 1909, Developer Edition: AVAILABLE NOW

Update, 18th January, 2022: ABAP on Docker

Hi again, everyone. Update from the Project Lead, Ralf Henning:

„All SAP products need to keep pace with evolving standards, such as security and legal. Demo products like the developer edition are no exception.

For this reason, we are enhancing the checks that we perform before release, as a precautionary measure.

The bad news is that this will take time.

The good news is that, firstly, the product will be more robust, and secondly, we are working full steam on version 2020.

Again, we are very sorry for the inconvenience; we really want to get this product out as soon as we can.”

Ralf Henning

Project lead ABAP Developer Editions”

Introduction

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ABAP Platform 1909 At A Glance

 

The ABAP Platform on SAP HANA 2.0 provides a great platform for trying out the ABAP language and toolset. It is extensively pre-configured with Fiori launchpad, SAP Cloud Connector, SAP Java Virtual Machine, pre-configured backend /frontend connections, roles, and sample applications.

This solution is intended for two groups of developers:

  • Non-ABAP developers, who are interested in learning more about the ABAP language and development tools
  • ABAP developers, who are interested in learning about version 7.54

How to get it: NEW Docker Image

We now provide everything you need in one Docker image. This means that you no longer have to set up a virtual machine, Linux distro, and ABAP server.

Get it here: SAP ABAP Platform 1909, Developer Edition on DockerHub

Detailed setup instructions are also available here: Setup Instructions

Prerequisites and Setup

You will need to register with DockerHub.

You will need:

  • Either: a Docker for Desktop installation, for Windows or Mac.
  • Or Docker Engine for Linux, e.g. Ubuntu.

During installation, you will need to read and accept the SAP Software End User License Agreement. A link is provided here for your convenience: SAP Software End User License Agreement.

Detailed setup instructions are available here: Setup Instructions

Additional products and material: SAPGUI for Windows / SAPGUI for Java, Readme, miniSAP License

All available in SAP Developers Trials and Downloads .

 

SAP Cloud Appliance Library (CAL) solution, as of 14th June, 2021

As an alternative to the developer edition on Docker, we are now also offering this as a. You can access this and create your own instance of SAP ABAP Platform 1909, Developer Edition here:

SAP ABAP Platform 1909, Developer Edition (CAL)

Highlights of the 1909 Edition

ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model (RAP)

ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model – The Big Picture

The ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model (short: RAP) offers developers an efficient way to build enterprise-ready, SAP HANA-optimized, OData-based Fiori UI services and Web APIs in the cloud as well as on-premise. It is the evolutionary successor to the ABAP Programming Model for SAP Fiori.

To make it easier for you to get started, we have also added the demo and training data model, the ABAP Flight Reference Scenario.

For more information, see:

 

Git-Enabled Change and Transport System (gCTS)

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gCTS = CTS + git

A new way of transporting objects, gCTS enables you to use Git to store your ABAP development objects. gCTS makes use of special Git features, such as working on local copies of a central remote Git repository. Software development takes place in the usual editors like ABAP Development Tools (ADT). Changes to objects are still recorded in transport requests. Current states of objects can be pushed to remote Git repositories, either by releasing a transport request or while you’re working.’

For more general information on gCTS, see this blog post: gCTS is here, by Karin Spiegel

For the official documentation overview, see: Git-Enabled Change and Transport System

The official documentation for configuration, Configuring Git-enabled Change and Transport System contains three steps. However, we have preconfigured the first two, so you only have to complete the third,  Configure Repositories.

Some certificates are already available. If you would like to connect to your own GitHub server or to a provider other than github.com, you have to add the appropriate certificates to the ABAP system in transaction STRUST. The configuration has been done for the default user ‘DEVELOPER’.

To get started with gCTS, simply open the gCTS app in the SAP Fiori Launchpad (FLP).

If you are a SAP customer, partner, or employee, the following SAP Note provides additional information: SAP Note: 2821718 . However, the essential configuration has already been done for everyone.

Custom Code Migration with the ABAP Test Cockpit (ATC)

We actually introduced this in AS ABAP 7.52 SP04, Developer Edition and it was very popular, so we decided to include it again. Basically,we’ve preconfigured the developer edition to run as a central check system for those checks. You can test this out of the box locally in SAP ADT, then configure the rest of your landscape to work with it.

This is particularly useful for SAP S/4HANA Readiness Checks and SAP Cloud Readiness Check.

For more general information on ATC, see these two excellent blogs, by Olga Dolinskaja:

SAP Cloud Connector

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SAP Cloud Connector

SAP Cloud Connector provides a link between SAP Cloud Platform applications and on-premise systems. It runs as on-premise agent in a secured network; acts as a reverse invoke proxy between the on-premise network and SAP Cloud Platform; and lets you use existing on-premise assets without exposing the entire internal landscape.

If you are interested in connecting your developer edition with a licensed version of SAP Cloud Platform, ABAP Environment (aka “Steampunk”), I have written a tutorial mission on this: Connect Your On-Premise System with SAP Cloud Platform, ABAP Environment

For more information, see:

abapGit

Yes, abapGit is available out of the box.

Documentation is here: abapGit Documentation

If you are not yet familiar with abapGit, this post by Graham Robinson is a great introduction, with how-to videos:

abapGit So Easy

Other Highlights of ABAP Platform 1909: Overview

Blog post: ABAP Platform for SAP S/4HANA 1909, from October 2019, by Olga Dolinskaja

Official slide deck for ABAP Platform in SAP S/4HANA 1909 – Overview and Product Highlights.

Troubleshooting

 

From now on, please DO NOT post a blog comment if you require troubleshooting.

Please post on the ABAP Development forum : ABAP Development: Ask a Question , using the hashtag #ABAP_Trial.

If it’s a problem downloading the files, rather than installing the downloaded files, again please post a question, including #ABAP_Trial and your country / region.

(We now have 9 blog posts referring to 3 different versions of the download developer edition:

  • Very few people follow these blog posts, so you will not get help from the vast majority of the community
  • It makes it difficult for other users to find similar issues in future, which leads to many duplicated errors
  • There is no capacity to monitor all blogs for all released versions)

If it’s a problem downloading the files, rather than installing the downloaded files, please try the following:

  1. Delete your cache.
  2. Try a different browser.
  3. If that fails, please email SCNContent [at]sap[dot]com, specifying your location (country), with a screenshot of the error.

I have also started compiling FAQ and Troubleshooting – so if you have any questions, please check there first.

Thank you for your understanding.

Update, 19th March, 2021: André Fischer has written a short blog post: How to gracefully shutdown your SAP ABAP Platform Developer Edition when shutting down Windows

Guides and Tutorials

If you’re not sure where to start with your new system, we have written several tutorials.

FAQ and Troubleshooting also contains some info on Cookbook-style projects, where Community members have described projects involving different versions of the developer edition.

Enjoy!

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      Author's profile photo chaib karim
      chaib karim

      Hello,

      The SAP GUI archive is corrupted I can t extract it.

      Coud you please help me ?

      Thanks.

      Karim

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Chaib Karim,

      As the post says, you need to:

      1. Delete your cache.
      2. Try a different browser.
      3. If that fails, please email SCNContent [at]sap[dot]com, specifying
          • URL of download
          • User ID
          • User IP
          • Date, Time, Time zone, and location (country) of attempted downloads
          • screenshot of the error

      Best wishes,

      Julie Plummer.

      Author's profile photo Gaurav Sahu
      Gaurav Sahu

      I used to be able to run it using below command on my linux system, but after i recently formatted my system, when I run the below command i get below error.

      command: sudo docker run --stop-timeout 3600 -i --name a4h -h vhcala4hci -p 3200:3200 -p 3300:3300 -p 8443:8443 -p 30213:30213 -p 30215:30215 -p 50000:50000 -p 50001:50001 -p 50013:50013 -p 50014:50014 store/saplabs/abaptrial:1909 -ski
      p-limits-check -agree-to-sap-license

      error:

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Gaurav,

      The Docker image is temporarily unavailable, due to the worldwide log4j issue.

      It does not appear that the Docker image is affected, but we need to analyze this independently, before we restore it on Docker Hub.

      Sorry for the inconvenience.

      Best wishes,
      Julie Plummer.

      Author's profile photo Gaurav Sahu
      Gaurav Sahu

      Hi Julie,

      Thank you for the confirmation.  I have suspected  the same.

      It would be great if you let us know  once its available.

      Best Regards,

      Gaurav Sahu

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Gaurav,

      Absolutely: I will confirm here, and on Twitter (@julieplummer20 ).

      As Ralf Henning says below, this will be January 10th earliest.

      I apologize for the inconvenience.

      Best wishes,

      Julie.

      Author's profile photo Gaurav Sahu
      Gaurav Sahu

      Hi Julie Plummer ,
      Any update please.

      Best Regards,
      Gaurav Sahu

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Gaurav,

      Yes, for convenience to all users, I provided the update at the top of the blog post.

      I am sorry for the bad news. We are working on it.

      Best wishes,

      Julie.

      Author's profile photo Welly Sunarko
      Welly Sunarko

      Hi,
      Is there an option to install ABAP Platform 1909 developer edition on Virtual Box?
      Thank you & Regards

      Welly

      Author's profile photo Muhammad Ilyas
      Muhammad Ilyas

      I think it isn't released as independent installable system so no VM installation . So only option is to wait until docker image is available again

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      Hi Welly,

      as Muhammad already mentioned, we have to wait for the Docker image to return.

      After that you can install Ubuntu or another Linux of your choice within a VM and Docker on top. But for this solution you need 32GB memory.

      If you are using Windows you can install Docker in the Windows Subsystem Linux (WSL2) and you don't need an extra VM. Also 32GB required.

      Author's profile photo Andrea Borgia
      Andrea Borgia

      actually, you can undock it but you still need the image 😀

      Author's profile photo Welly Sunarko
      Welly Sunarko

      Thanks Uwe,
      Yes the hardware requirement of 32GB and 4CPU is my concern, just wondering if installing on VBox like previous version will need less hardware.

      Regards
      Welly

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Welly, No we don't support this.

      Sorry.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Alfredo Gomez Ripoll
      Alfredo Gomez Ripoll

      Yes, It´s possible, I´ve done.

      Just follow this blog:

      https://blogs.sap.com/2021/02/22/install-abap-platform-developer-edition-1909-using-vm-and-suse/

       

      changing Vmware by Vbox, the settings are quite similar .

      Anyway you need to wait for the docker image.

       

      Regards

       

       

      Author's profile photo Frederic Girod
      Frederic Girod

      Hi Julie Plummer,

      do you have an idea of the unavailability duration ?

      The risk is not really high, this is a pure dev system (should not be productive), on a virtual system, ....

       

      Best regards

      Fred

      Author's profile photo Ralf Henning
      Ralf Henning

      Hi Fred,

      the decision will be made on January 10th, at the earliest.
      I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
      Regards Ralf
      Author's profile photo paul liu
      paul liu

      Hi Julie Plummer,

      Looking forward to an early update.

      Best wishes.

      Paul.

      Author's profile photo Sebastian Kotsch
      Sebastian Kotsch

      we are working full steam on version 2020.

      Why 2020 when the 2021 release is available already? I mean I'm happy for whichever version but I'm curious how the decision process for the release version looks like.