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Create an ABAP Project in ABAP Development Tools (ADT)

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Create an ABAP Project in ABAP Development Tools (ADT)

Create an ABAP Project in ABAP Development Tools (ADT)

September 15, 2020
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January 31, 2017
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
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  • You have a valid instance of an on-premise AS ABAP server, version 7.51 or higher (some ABAP Development Tools may not be available in earlier versions). You can download a free ABAP application server, developer edition, from SAP Developers Community - Trials and Downloads, e.g. AS ABAP 7.52 SP04
  • You have downloaded and installed the latest Eclipse IDE from Eclipse IDE for Java Developers site, and opened the application.

Step 1: Install the ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver (ADT)

Follow the instructions on the ABAP Development Tools site.

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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. For example, if you are using the AS ABAP 7.5x developer edition, this will be NPL or A4H.

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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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