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Get Started with SAP Cloud Platform Rapid Application Development by Mendix

2020-02-06
Set up your SAP Cloud Platform account so you can use SAP Cloud Platform Rapid Application Development by Mendix to build applications to be deployed on SAP Cloud Platform.

You will learn

  • How to set up your environment to use SAP Cloud Platform Rapid Application Development
  • How to open SAP Cloud Platform Rapid Application Development

Prerequisites

  • You have access to an SAP Cloud Platform account. If you don’t have an account, you can open a trial one. See the tutorial or documentation.
  • You are using a Windows desktop.

You can build business applications for the SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry environment using SAP Cloud Platform Rapid Application Development by Mendix, without needing to write code.

In this tutorial, you will set up your SAP Cloud Platform account so you can use SAP Cloud Platform Rapid Application Development to build applications to be deployed on SAP Cloud Platform.

This tutorial assumes that you are using a trial Cloud Foundry environment.

The Mendix Studio Pro, for building your application, is available for Windows platforms only.


Step 1: Cloud Foundry trial

Go to https://cockpit.hanatrial.ondemand.com/cockpit/#/home/trial.

Log into your SAP Cloud Platform account.

SAP Cloud Platform

You will see two buttons on the welcome screen of the SAP Cloud Platform Cockpit. Click on Enter Your Trial Account to see your global account.

enter trial account

Bookmark the link for fast and quick access to the cockpit.

The global trial account contains one subaccount and space. Navigate to subaccount by clicking on the tile named trial (this name may vary if you created the subaccount manually).

enter subaccount

To get to the space, in which your applications and services live, click on the dev space.

enter space

For more information about creating a Cloud Foundry environment, see Get a Trial Space on the Cloud Foundry Instance.

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Step 2: Open the Mendix portal

Go to https://account.hana.ondemand.com/#/home/welcome to open the Mendix portal.

Choose Services (left-side navigation tree), and then find the Rapid Application Development by Mendix tile. You can filter the services by entering Mendix in the search field at the top right.

Rapid Application Development

Choose the tile, and then from the Rapid Application Development by Mendix service screen, choose Open Development Portal.

Open Mendix portal

This opens the registration page.

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Step 3: Create a Mendix account

Choose to Sign in.

Sign in

Choose to sign in with SAP.

Sign in with SAP

Choose your SAP Cloud Platform region from the drop-down and click Select region.

Select region

This will redirect you to SAP Cloud Platform’s login page. Enter your SAP Cloud Platform credentials and sign in.

Login SAP

Choose Authorize.

Authorize

Choose Confirm.

Confirm

Enter your name and a password and choose Create.

Register

Select the best option and choose Next.

Skip step

Select the reason you signed up for Mendix and choose Submit.

Reason

Now you’re in the Mendix development portal.

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Step 4: Create app and environment

You need to set up an environment for your SAP app. An environment points to the Cloud Foundry environment that you want to deploy to.

You can do this now, or you can do this when you are ready to deploy. When you deploy, you will be prompted to create an environment. Environments are created for each project.

In the development portal home page, choose Create App.

Open Mendix portal

If not already selected, choose SAP Apps to see the SAP-related templates.

SAP templates

Choose the Blank App for SAP Fiori themed apps template and choose View Details.

Choose template

Choose Use this app.

Create app

Enter a name, and choose Create App.

Enter name

Select a region for SAP Cloud Platform and choose Next.

Sign in to SAP Cloud Platform

Choose the Cloud Foundry environment you want to deploy to.

  • Select cfapps.YourRegion.hana.ondemand.com for the domain.

    • Select cfapps.eu10.hana.ondemand.com for a European region.

    • Select cfapps.us20.hana.ondemand.com for a specific US region.

  • Select hanatrial-schema for the database.

Choose Create.

Choose Cloud Foundry environment

The environment is created. To see it, go to Environments.

Environments
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Step 5: Build your app

To start working on your app, choose Edit App.

Then choose Edit in Mendix Studio Pro.

Build app

You build apps using the Mendix Studio Pro, which is an application installed on your desktop. If you don’t have the Mendix Studio Pro, install it by going to the app store.

Mendix Studio Pro
What are the options for editing your app?
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