Installing SAP HANA HDB Client (Windows)
How to install the SAP HANA client on a Windows machine, using either a graphical user interface or a command line.
- Tutorials: You have completed Start SAP HANA, express edition Server (VM installations) or Test the Installation (Native Linux installations)
server machine in these instructions refers to the laptop on which SAP HANA 2.0, express edition is installed, while
client machine refers to your local machine. You do not need to install the two on the same machine or VM.
The clients let you access SAP HANA 2.0, express edition, from your client machine. This is the Reduced SAP Client package.
The clients included with the SAP HANA HDB client software package are:
To install the SAP HANA HDB client on a Windows machine, use either a graphical user interface or a command line.
- Step 1
Install the Download Manager to your client machine and download the client package.
Save the Download Manager installation files to your client machine and open it. For instructions on downloading and running the Download Manager, see either the Installing SAP HANA 2.0, express edition (Binary Installer Method) or Installing SAP HANA 2.0, express edition (Virtual Machine Method) tutorials, or go straight to the SAP HANA, express edition registration page.
In Download Manager, in the
Imagemenu, select either
Browseand select a directory where your client package will be saved.
Clients (Windows)package. Clear the Select boxes of all other packages.
Download. The file
clients_windows.zipdownloads to your save directory.
Use a compression utility to extract the compressed clients file.
This extracts the following files and their contents:
- Step 2
SAP HANA HDB client installation supports both GUI and console methods.
Use a compression utility to extract the downloaded files
hdb_client_windows_x86_64.zipfor 32-bit and 64-bit installations respectively.
The following file path is created:bashCopy
Navigate to the
In the file explorer, double-click:
hdbsetup.exe- GUI installation
hdbinst.exe- Command line installation
Or from a command prompt:
Call the program
hdbsetup(GUI installation) or
hdbinst(command line installation) by entering one of the following commands:
hdbsetup [-a client]
Command Line -
hdbinst [-a client] [<option list>]
Follow the onscreen prompts displayed by the installation tool.
Add the installation path to the PATH environment variable. For information on setting environments variables, see the documentation for your operating system.
- Step 3
The system automatically logs the SAP HANA HDB client installation. The log files are stored at
- Step 4
- Step 5
Each installation has its own uninstallation tool. Use the
hdbuninstcommand to uninstall the client software from your command prompt.bashCopy
Follow the instructions on the screen to uninstall the SAP HANA HDB client.