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Create an ABAP Project in Eclipse
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Create an ABAP Project in Eclipse


Configure the Eclipse IDE with the ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver (ADT) and create an ABAP project.

You will learn

  • How to configure your ABAP development environment with ABAP Development Tools (ADT)
  • How to create your first ABAP project

Step 1: Install the ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver (ADT)
  1. In the Eclipse menu bar, select: Help > Install New Software….
  2. In the dialog box add the URL for the latest version, for example for Eclipse Photon (4.8)
  3. Display the available features by choosing Enter
  4. Select ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver, then choose Next.
  5. On the next wizard page, you get an overview of the features to be installed. Choose Next.
  6. Confirm the license agreements and start the installation by choosing Finish.
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Step 2: Select the ABAP perspective
  1. If the Welcome Page appears, close it.
  2. Switch to the ABAP perspective choosing Open Perspective from the toolbar or using the menu: Window > Open Perspective > Other.
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Then switch to the ABAP Perspective by choosing ABAP in the list and choosing OK.

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Step 3: 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.

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Step 4: Create a new ABAP project

You need to create one ABAP project for each system connection. To do this:

  1. In the File menu, choose New > Other ABAP Project. Choose the ABAP backend system from the list of SAP System connections, then choose Next.

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  2. In Connection Settings, accept the defaults and choose Next.

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  3. Enter your logon data and choose Finish.

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

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Step 5: Test yourself
What is the purpose of an ABAP Project in ADT?

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