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Create an SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment Trial User

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Create an SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment Trial User

Create an SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment Trial User

December 8, 2020
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September 6, 2019
Create a trial user and ABAP cloud project with SAP Cloud Platform ABAP environment.

You will learn

  • How to create a trial user
  • How to create an ABAP Cloud project
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You should have a subaccount on Cloud Foundry Trial with Europe (Frankfurt) - AWS or US East (VA) - AWS as region. The ABAP environment service is currently not available for Singapore - Azure.

Step 1: Start boosters
  1. In your web browser, open the SAP Cloud Platform trial cockpit.

  2. Navigate to the trial global account by clicking Enter Your Trial Account.

    Trial global account

    If this is your first time accessing your trial account, you’ll have to configure your account by choosing a region. Please select Europe (Frankfurt) or US (VA) as a region. Your user profile will be set up for you automatically.

    Wait till your account is set up and ready to go. Your global account, your subaccount, your organization, and your space are launched. This may take a couple of minutes.

    Choose Continue.

    Account setup
  3. From your global account page, choose Boosters on the left side.

    Select ABAP Trial
  4. Search the Prepare an Account for ABAP Trial tile and press Start to start your booster.
    If you already created a service instance and service key, then please skip this step and move on with Step 2.
    Only one service instance can be created at a time.

    Select ABAP Trial
  5. Now the service instance and service key will be created for the ABAP trial user. The service key can be found inside the service instance.

    Select ABAP Trial
  6. The booster is now executed successfully.
    Download the service key for later use. The service key is needed to setup the connection in ABAP Development Tools (ADT).

    Select ABAP Trial
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Step 2: Open ABAP Development Tools

Open your local ABAP Development Tools (ADT). You can download the latest version from

Create service definition
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Step 3: Create ABAP cloud project
  1. Select File > New > Other > ABAP Cloud Project and click Next >.

    Create ABAP cloud project

  2. Select Service Key and click Next >.

    Create ABAP cloud project

  3. Select Import to import your downloaded service key.

    Create ABAP cloud project

  4. You can find your service key in your default download folder. Search for default_key.json, select it and click Open.

    Create ABAP cloud project

  5. Now your service key is pasted. Click Next.

    Create ABAP cloud project

  6. Now you’ve been authenticated automatically.
    Provide your credentials if requested.
    The credentials are the same you used to create your trial account on SAP Cloud Platform.

    Create ABAP cloud project

    Click Finish.

  7. Your trial system appears on the project explorer.

    Create ABAP cloud project

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Step 4: Test yourself
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