Skip to Content

Create an ABAP project in Eclipse

0 %
Create an ABAP project in Eclipse
// Explore More Tutorials

Create an ABAP project in Eclipse


Learn how to configure the Eclipse IDE with the ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver (ADT) and create an ABAP project

You will learn

In this tutorial you will learn how to configure your ABAP development environment and create your first ABAP project.

Step 1: Download, Install and launch the Eclipse IDE

ABAP development is done in the Eclipse IDE with custom ABAP tooling. If you haven’t installed Eclipse yet, download Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, install and launch the application now.

Step 2: Install the ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver (ADT)
  • In the Eclipse menu bar, select: Help > Install New Software…
  • In the dialog box add the URL (e.g. for Eclipse Neon 4.6)
  • Press Enter to display the available features
  • Select ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver and click Next
  • On the next wizard page, you get an overview of the features to be installed. Click Next
  • Confirm the license agreements and click Finish to start the installation
Step 3: Switch perspective

Switch to the ABAP perspective by clicking the Open Perspective button or using the menu: Window > Open Perspective > Other.

open perspective
Step 4: Close the Welcome page

The Welcome Page might appear. It gives some general information about Eclipse. Click on the Workbench button to leave the Welcome Page.

workbench button
Step 5: Select the ABAP perspective

Click Open Perspective button.

abap perspective

Then switch to ABAP Perspective by choosing ABAP in the list and clicking the OK button.

abap perspective
Step 6: Familiarize yourself with the tooling layout

In the ABAP Perspective, the ABAP tools are ideally positioned in the IDE to facilitate your development tasks. Nevertheless you are free to rearrange all views and editors to your personal needs.

abap perspective
Step 7: New ABAP Project

Open the File menu, select New and then click on ABAP Project. Choose the ABAP backend system from the list of SAP System connections and press the Next button.

abap perspective
Step 8: Select Connection Settings

Click Next on the Connection Settings dialog.

connection settings
Step 9: Enter your log on data

On the next screen enter your logon data and click the Finish button.

logon data
Step 10: Project created

The ABAP Project has been created. It represents a system connection to your chosen SAP system.

project created

Next Steps

Back to top