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Set Up SAP Fiori Tools in Your Development Environment

Set up your development environment and the extensions that enable SAP Fiori tools so that you can begin creating SAP Fiori apps in Visual Studio Code. If you would like to use SAP Fiori tools with SAP Business Application Studio, follow the link given in the Prerequisites section `Set Up SAP Business Application Studio for Development`.
You will learn
  • How to download Visual Studio Code
  • How to download SAP Fiori tools from Microsoft’s Visual Studio Marketplace
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Prerequisites

  • You must decide whether you would like to develop your app in SAP Business Application Studio (a hosted environment) or Visual Studio Code (a local environment). SAP Business Application Studio does not require installation, so you may skip this tutorial and create your workspace based on this tutorial Set Up SAP Business Application Studio for Development. Create a Dev Space of type “SAP Fiori”, then proceed with the next tutorial in this group: Set Up and Generate a New SAP Fiori App Project. Otherwise, follow this tutorial to set up your Visual Studio Code environment.
  • You must meet the minimum system requirements as described in SAP Fiori tools documentation

SAP Fiori tools is an extension pack available for Visual Studio Code and SAP Business Application Studio that is designed to increase the efficiency of SAP Fiori elements app development. SAP Fiori is SAP’s user experience, intended to provide end-users with apps that are role-based, adaptive, coherent, simple, and delightful. SAP Fiori elements provides predefined page types for SAP Fiori development, allowing users to quickly create SAPUI5 apps while taking advantage of the user interface provided by SAP. SAP Fiori tools allows users to easily generate SAP Fiori elements apps, modify the app’s functionality, generate new pages, and preview the application with both backend and mock data.

In this tutorial group, you will be using SAP Fiori tools to create an app featuring a list of objects, with additional pages that provide more detailed information about the items in the list. You will be able to preview this app using real backend data provided by SAP, as well as mock data.

To get started, this tutorial will introduce you to Visual Studio Code and explain how to download the required extensions from the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.

  • Step 1

    To begin your set up, download Visual Studio Code from the Visual Studio Code website: https://code.visualstudio.com/download

    If you need additional support for getting started with Visual Studio Code, you can find more information here: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/setup/setup-overview

  • Step 2

    If you have never used Visual Studio Code, it is advised that you familiarize yourself with it. If you have used it before, you may skip this step.

    Here are some resources to help orient yourself with Visual Studio Code:

  • Step 3

    Now that you have access to Visual Studio Code, you need to install the suite of SAP Fiori tools extensions. All the required/recommended extensions have been curated and bundled as part of a single extension pack, to allow easier and consistent download/installation.

    You can learn more about Visual Studio Code extension management here https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/editor/extension-gallery

    In Visual Studio Code’s Activity Bar, click the icon for extensions.

    Visual Studio Code activity bar

    Next, clear the Search Box at the top of the Extensions view, type SAP Fiori tools, and then press Enter.

    Click the extension called SAP Fiori tools - Extensions Pack, and then click Install.

    VSCode Extensions install button

    Once you install the Extension pack, it is recommended that you restart Visual Studio Code.

    To simplify installation, all the required SAP Fiori tools extensions have been bundled into an Extension Pack. What is the name of that Extension Pack?

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