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Installation Eclipse and configuration ADT tool


Before Driving deep into Technical details . let me give some brief about why we need to do this ABAP Development Tool (ADT) is an Eclipse  based tool provided by SAP, You will need ADT if you have to work on the ABAP CDS views. Even though,CDS views are emdedded into the ABAP Dictionary, there are some Difference in the features available between the Eclipse and the Data Dictionary environments.

Detail example  how to Connect to S/4HANA 1809 SAP Server from Eclipse explained in this Blog.

Follow below steps to install Eclipse and set up GUI ADT


  Install Eclipse 

Download Eclipse using this link –

Double Click the Eclipse Installation file which is downloaded above.



We have selected Eclipse IDE for Enterprise Java Developers. You may choose the first one too i.e. Eclipse IDE for Java Developers.

Accept the Terms and Conditions


Once the Installation is complete, Launch the Eclipse

This is how the Eclipse should look once the Launch is complete.

If you want to check the version of your Eclipse, you may go the Help -> About.

Ours is 2020-03 version

Install ADT (ABAP Development Tool) in Eclipse


Get the latest ADT tools from below link.

Enter below URL if you installed the latest Eclipse 2020-03 like us :


Hit Finish and check the progress at the bottom right corner.

Once it is complete, it will as ask to Restart Eclipse. Not Computer.

Wait for Eclipse to start again.

Open ABAP Perspective in Eclipse ADT

Choose ABAP in Others Perspective.

Top Left corner, ABAP perspective is visible.

Connect to S/4HANA 1809 SAP Server from Eclipse

Click on Create ABAP Project

It will show the SAP System from the Local GUI. You need to have the GUI installed and the S/4HANA Server details added to it.

Provide the SAP User Id and Password provided to you. If you have not received the id and password yet, please ignore this step.


Hit Finish Button


Add Your Favourite Package to Project

Add Favourite Package and Hit Finish or Add Package later by right clicking and Add Package.




To find anything in Eclipse, you may use short cut – SHIFT + CNTRL + A




I hope this blog made it easier for you to troubleshoot all the issues while installing Eclipse for ADT. Please leave any comments or suggestions you might have.

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      Author's profile photo Jun Wu
      Jun Wu

      1.ADT works with ABAP CDS, not HANA CDS

      2. Old CDS VIEW will generate a sql view, which is created in ddic, and you are not working on or touching it.

      3. you can only use adt to edit the abap cds, no need to say there are difference between adt and data dictionary environments

      Author's profile photo Maharshi K
      Maharshi K

      Nice Blog and helped me to install without any issue🙂.


      Author's profile photo Saranya Gurumoorthy
      Saranya Gurumoorthy

      It shows step up step procedure for installation..Thanks for sharing!!

      Author's profile photo Bill Haropolous
      Bill Haropolous

      Hi Sekhar,

      I see much related to Hana, we plan to work with Eclipse and ADT on ECC6.  Any guidance where I can find similar information for ECC6?

      Thank you,