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Set Up SAP Business Application Studio for Low-Code Development in a Test and Evaluation Environment

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Set Up SAP Business Application Studio for Low-Code Development in a Test and Evaluation Environment
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Set Up SAP Business Application Studio for Low-Code Development in a Test and Evaluation Environment

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November 18, 2021
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November 14, 2021
Perform the administration onboarding steps for SAP Business Application Studio so you can build low-code applications.

You will learn

  • How to subscribe to the service on SAP BTP
  • How to adjust the subscription to use the free-tier plan of SAP Business Application Studio
  • How to access SAP Business Application Studio for low-code development within SAP BTP
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Prerequisites

  • You have a global account (Enterprise Account) that is CPEA enabled, see Getting a Global Account
  • The global account has Low-Code/No-Code entitlements (SAP AppGyver and SAP Business Application Studio)
  • 4 units of SAP BTP, Cloud Foundry Runtime

After completing the steps in this tutorial, you will have a test and evaluation environment, that is, a free environment to try, learn, and explore SAP Business Application Studio for low-code development.

Accessing SAP Business Application Studio for low-code development requires subscription to the Low-Code/No-Code capabilities on SAP BTP, which is available with a subscription booster. Boosters are a set of guided interactive steps that enable you to select, configure, and consume services on SAP BTP to achieve a specific technical goal. For more information about SAP BTP boosters, see Boosters.

Once the booster is completed successfully you gain access to various Low-Code/No-Code tools in a productive (paid) environment. For test and evaluation (free) environment of SAP Business Application Studio for low-code development, the account administrator needs to adjust the results of the booster to use the free-tier plan. For more information on the free-tier plan of SAP Business Application Studio, see Application Plans.


Step 1: Run the Low-Code/No-Code Booster

Run the Prepare an Account for Low-Code/No-Code App Development booster in order to access the low-code/no-code capabilities of SAP Business Application Studio.

  1. From the navigation pane of your SAP BTP cockpit, choose Boosters.

    Click Booster from SAP BTP Cockpit
  2. Choose the Extension Suite – Developer Efficiency filter and search for the Prepare an Account for Low-Code / No-Code App Development booster. Open your booster to see the overview, components, and additional resources to help you know more about the application development tools.

    Search for low code
  3. Choose Start. The booster wizard guides you through the process of enabling the tools, configuring entitlements, and assigning roles to your users on the SAP BTP cockpit.

    Click start
  4. The booster checks for required authorizations, compatible providers, and regions as prerequisites for successful execution. When the prerequisites are marked as Done, choose Next.

    Booster wizard
  5. Verify that the Create Subaccount option is checked, and choose Next.

    Booster wizard

    It is recommended to have a fresh subaccount for test and evaluation.

  6. Enter your Subaccount Name, e.g. ‘Low-Code_No-Code Dev’, and Org Name and choose Next.

    When entering your subaccount name, it is important to enter a new subaccount name, rather than targeting an existing SAP BTP subaccount.
    The booster creates your new subaccount in the Europe (Frankfurt) - AWS region.

    Configure subaccount
  7. Add any additional Users if needed and choose Next.

    Add users
  8. Review the details of your subaccount, subdomain, and added users with the required roles and choose Finish.

    Finish wizard

    You can see the progress of each action in the booster.

    Processing subaccount
  9. After the completion, a success message appears confirming your subscription.

What is the success message that is displayed here:
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Step 2: Delete SAP Business Application Studio Subscription

In this step, you will remove the SAP Business Application Studio subscription that uses the Standard edition (paid) plan.

This is to adjust SAP Business Application Studio Subscription for Free-Tier Plan.

  1. Choose Navigate to Subaccount.

    Navigate to subaccount

    You’re now in your newly created SAP BTP subaccount.

  2. In the navigation pane of your subaccount, choose Instances and Subscriptions.

    locate bas subscription
  3. In the Subscriptions section, choose SAP Business Application Studio subscription and choose Delete.

    delete bas subscription
  4. Choose Delete Subscription to confirm.

    confirm delete bas subscription

    The subscription to SAP AppGyver provides access to the Application Development Lobby that is used in order to launch SAP Business Application Studio for low-code development.

    Your SAP Business Application Studio subscription with the Standard edition (paid) plan is deleted.

    bas subscription deleted
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Step 3: Entitle SAP Business Application Studio Subscription Free-Tier Plan

In this step, you will add the SAP Business Application Studio subscription that uses the free-tier plan, that is, a free plan to use for test and evaluation purposes.

  1. Choose Entitlements.

    entitlements
  2. Choose Configure Entitlements.

    entitlements
  3. Choose Add Service Plans.

    entitle bas free-tier plan
  4. Filter and search for the SAP Business Application Studio entitlement.

    view bas free-tier plan subscription
  5. Choose SAP Business Application Studio, select free (Application), and choose Add 1 Service Plan.

    bas free-tier plan subscription
  6. Choose Save.

    bas free-tier plan subscription
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Step 4: Subscribe to SAP Business Application Studio Free-Tier Plan

In this step, you will entitle the SAP Business Application Studio free-tier plan to your subaccount.

  1. Choose Service Marketplace.

    service marketplace
  2. In the Service Marketplace of your SAP BTP subaccount, search for SAP Business Application Studio and choose Create.

    create subscription
  3. In the New Instance or Subscription dialog box, verify that SAP Business Application Studio appears in the Service drop-down field. Choose free in the Plan drop-down field and choose Create.

    configure subscription
  4. Choose View Subscription.

    view bas free-tier plan subscription
  5. Verify that the Status of the subscription is Subscribed and that the Plan is free.

    bas free-tier plan subscription
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Step 5: Assign role collections

In this step, you will assign the role collections for your users to use low-code capabilities of the SAP Business Application Studio. It also allows you to administer SAP Business Application Studio and launch SAP Business Application Studio for low-code development as a citizen developer or a professional developer.

  1. In the navigation pane of your SAP BTP subaccount, choose Role Collections.

    open role collections
  2. Locate the LCNC Administrator role collection and click to view it.

    open lcnc admin role collection
  3. Choose Edit.

    edit lcnc admin role collection
  4. Click to open the list of available roles.

    list of available roles
  5. Select the role where Role Name is Administrator and Role Template is Business_Application_Studio_Administrator, choose Add.

    check bas admin role
  6. Verify your added role, choose Save.

    bas admin role added
  7. Repeat Steps 1 - 6 for the following:

    Step Parameter Value
    A Role Collection LCNC_Developer
    B Role Name / Role Template Developer / Business_Application_Studio_Developer
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Step 6: Open the Application Development Lobby

From the Application Development lobby, you can manage your low-code and no-code and no-code projects: view the list of projects, create a new project, edit a project, and delete a project.

  1. Choose Low-Code_No-Code Dev subaccount that appears in the breadcrumbs of your subaccount.

    open subaccount main page
  2. Choose Instances and Subscriptions.

    instance and subscriptions
  3. Locate your SAP AppGyver subscription and click it to launch the Application Development lobby.

    Open application development lobby

    You’re now in the Application Development lobby.

    Bookmark this page!

    If you create a bookmark to this page, it is easy to get back to Application Development Lobby later.

    application development lobby
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Well done!

From the Application Development lobby, you can create a business application using low-code development capabilities of the SAP Business Application Studio in the following tutorials.


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