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Deploy Your First SAPUI5 App

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Deploy Your First SAPUI5 App

Deploy Your First SAPUI5 App

February 11, 2021
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June 30, 2020
Create, build, and deploy an MTA project with an integrated SAPUI5 module to SAP BTP, Cloud Foundry environment

You will learn

  • How to create an SAPUI5 project
  • How to build a project for Cloud Foundry
  • How to deploy a project to Cloud Foundry
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Step 1: Open the Fiori dev space

Start a dev space of kind SAP Fiori and open it by clicking its name.


Have a look at this tutorial if you are unsure how to get here or how to create a dev space.

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Step 2: Create a UI5 destination

Create a new destination of the name “ui5” that points to the URL This is where we’ll pull the standard UI5 libs from later.

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Step 3: Connect to a Cloud Foundry endpoint

Make sure you are connected to a Cloud Foundry endpoint to which you will deploy the SAPUI5 application later.

  1. Click on the bottom-left corner of the screen to start the connection flow.

  2. Enter the Cloud Foundry endpoint you want to use. If your environment runs in the EU10-region, this is Enter your email and your password to proceed.

  3. Next, you need to select the Cloud Foundry Organization and space you want use. You will see that you are connected to the endpoint once these prompts have been answered.

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Step 4: Create a new single-module-project

This step will guide you through the needed actions to create a project that contains a single SAPUI5 application. In case you want to create a project that contains multiple UI modules, please do not follow these instructions and rather create an empty MTA project to which you then add multiple UI modules.

  1. Click on the link Start from template on the Welcome screen.

  2. Select SAP Fiori freestyle SAPUI5 application as the template category you want to use and click Start.

  3. Specify the application type SAPUI5 freestyle and the floor plan SAPUI5 Application and go to the Next screen.

  4. Now you have the option to connect your SAPUI5 application to a data source. As we won’t need a data source in this tutorial, select None and click Next.

  5. Keep the default view name and click Next .

  6. Name of the module sapui5, use the application title Tutorial, define the namespace sap.btp, and Add deployment configuration. Keep the default values for the other parameters and select Next to go to the next step.

  7. Choose Cloud Foundry as the target runtime and type in any value for the destination as it is a mandatory field. Press Finish to create the new project.

  8. Once you see the success message, click Open in a new Workspace to open the new project.

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Step 5: A managed application router

The project is already deployable as it. But there is one thing missing in order make it accessible from your browser - the managed application router:

  1. Right-click on the mta.yaml file and select Create MTA Module from Template.

  2. Choose Approuter Configuration and Start to continue in the wizard.

  3. Select Managed Approuter as there’s not need to extend the approuter and therefore reduce the TCO of the project. Enter basic.service as the name of out business service and hit Next to close in the wizard.

  4. Now we need to reuse this business service in our web app. Open webapp/manifest.json and add the following lines.

        "_version": "1.29.0",
        "": {
            "id": "sap.btp.sapui5",
            "type": "application",
            "i18n": "i18n/",
            "applicationVersion": {
                "version": "1.0.0"
            "title": "",
            "description": "",
            "resources": "resources.json",
            "ach": "ach"
        "": {
            "service": "basic.service"
        "sap.ui": {
  5. There’s currently one glitch in the wizard that we need to fix manually. Go to the mta.yaml file and add the highlighted line.

    _schema-version: "3.2"
    ID: sap-btp-sapui5
    description: A Fiori application.
    version: 0.0.1
      - name: sap-btp-sapui5-destination-content
        - name: sap-btp-sapui5-destination-service
            content-target: true
        - name: sap-btp-sapui5-html5-repo-host
              name: sap-btp-sapui5-html5-repo-host-key
        - name: uaa_sap-btp-sapui5
              name: uaa_sap-btp-sapui5-key
              - Name: basic_service_sap_btp_sapui5_html5_repo_host
                ServiceInstanceName: sap-btp-sapui5-html5-repo-host
                ServiceKeyName: sap-btp-sapui5-html5-repo-host-key
              - Authentication: OAuth2UserTokenExchange
                Name: basic_service_uaa_sap_btp_sapui5
                ServiceInstanceName: sap-btp-sapui5-xsuaa-service
                ServiceKeyName: uaa_sap-btp-sapui5-key
              existing_destinations_policy: ignore
          no-source: true
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Step 6: Build the application

Build (aka package) the project to a mtar archive to deploy it to Cloud Foundry.

  1. Right-click on the mta.yaml file and select Build MTA to trigger this process.

  2. Once the build is complete, you can see a message in the log. You can now find the generated mtar archive in the project tree under mta_archives.

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Step 7: Deploy the archive to Cloud Foundry

Now that you created a mtar archive, you are all set to deploy the application.

  1. Right-click on the mtar file and select Deploy and Deploy MTA Archive.

  2. Check the console output to make sure the process started.

  3. You will see a success message and the URL of the app in the log once the deployment finished.

  4. You can see the URL of the deployed app when running cf html5-list -di sap-btp-sapui5-destination-service -u in a new terminal session.


    You need to substitute the cpp with launchpad, in case you use the Launchpad service (instead of the Portal service).

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Step 8: Test to the application
  1. Open the application in your browser. You might need to log in with your SAP ID (the same credentials you use for the SAP BTP Cockpit).

  2. See that the sample application consists of a header and an empty page. So you should see something like this:


Enter the URL of your running application:


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