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Author's profile photo Jigang Zhang 张吉刚

Avoid License Expiry for SAP ABAP Platform 1909 Developer Edition

Almost three months passed after SAP ABAP Platform 1909 Developer Edition been released, and soon you could probably get the message like ‘License expiration date 04.11.2021’ when logon.

I thought it’ll never expire as it’s a developer edition for practice purposes only, now it seems we need to extend the validation every 3 months. Fortunately, it’s not complex to extend the license:


1. Get the Hardware key by Tcode: SLICENSE

Log on to your SAP ABAP Platform 1909 Developer Edition with SAP GUI and using TCODE: SLICENSE to check the hardware key.

2. Generate license key at SAP support website

Choose the first option ‘A4H’ which against SAP ABAP Platform 1909 Developer Edition.

Fill the mandatory fields include the hardware key get from the first step and accept the license agreement.

Then this website will generate the text document named ‘A4H_Multiple.txt’.

3. Install the new license key by TCODE:SLICENCE

Goto TCODE: SLICENSE, click the ‘Install’ button and select the download text document  ‘A4H_Multiple.txt’. The system will extend another 3 months.



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      Author's profile photo Andre Fischer
      Andre Fischer

      Please check my blog post in order to install the new license without the need to run SAPGUI.

      Author's profile photo Jigang Zhang 张吉刚
      Jigang Zhang 张吉刚
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      Author's profile photo mus cat
      mus cat

      This system's system number is "00000000085059nnnn", but there is a license key for system number "00000000080065nnnn" in the license key file.

      I installed abap dev edition on docker and generated a license key. On installing on my GUI it gives me above error. Also, the SLICENSE already shows a System Number instead of all zeros.

      Note: i use the same SAP GUI to connect to my office SAP system

      Author's profile photo Rolf Erzinger
      Rolf Erzinger

      I had same problem.

      You can replace the system numbers in the text file with the Systemnumber show in your SLICENCE. This need to be done for both Licence in the file.

      Regards, Rolf