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Configure Eclipse with SAPUI5

2019-06-13

Beginner
10 min.
Install the Eclipse IDE and SAPUI5 library.

You will learn

  • How to set up your local development environment based on Eclipse


Step 1: Download Eclipse

To make use of the UI Development ToolKit for HTML5 you first need to have a supported version of Eclipse installed on your computer. The Eclipse Mars or Luna version is recommended.

Open the Download site for Eclipse and click on the Eclipse IDE for Enterprise Java Developer link

Choose the operating system that you will use to run Eclipse and choose the download site:

Eclipse download page

Choose the preferred download site and start the download.

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Step 2: Unpack the archive

Once the download has finished extract the archive to a local folder of your choice (e.g. c:\dev\eclipse for Windows users).

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Step 3: Start the Eclipse IDE

Click on the eclipse executable file to start the Eclipse IDE.

Start Eclipse

Or on Mac:

Start Eclipse
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Step 4: Choose workspace

Eclipse will first show you a Workspace Launcher dialog to choose your workspace.Confirm with OK.

You can replace the suggested workspace path with a path of your choice, e.g. c:\dev\eclipse_workspace for Windows.

Create Eclipse workspace
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Step 5: Install the SAPUI5 library

Now that you have installed Eclipse, you need to install the SAPUI5 Library. This is done following the standard approach of Eclipse to install plugins.

From the Eclipse menu, choose Help > Install New Software….

Start software install
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Step 6: Paste URL

Copy the URL https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/<EclipseVersion> and paste it in the Work with field and then press the Enter (or Return) key. You can find the most recent version of the tools here

Add update site
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Step 7: Select UI Development ToolKit For HTML5

Select UI Development Toolkit for HTML5 and click Next.

select_ui5
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Step 8: Accept license agreement and finish

On the Install Details page click Next.

Confirm security warning

Read and accept the license agreement and choose Finish. The installation will now start.

Confirm security warning

During the installation, if a Security Warning dialog box will appear stating that you are installing software which contains unsigned content. Confirm with OK to continue the installation.

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Step 9: Restart Eclipse

At the end of the installation, you will be asked to restart Eclipse. Confirm the dialog with Yes to restart Eclipse immediately.

Restart Eclipse
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Step 10: Verify installation
  1. After Eclipse restarts, make sure to check if the installation was successful by going on About Eclipse.

    About Eclipse
  2. Click on Installation Details

    install_details
  3. Check for UI Development ToolKit for HTML5.

    Installed Eclipse

Congratulations: You have now installed the SAPUI5 Library and are ready to start with your project using SAPUI5.

Copy the "Id" of the entry "SAPUI5 Application Development Tools (Developer)Editor" in the textbox below.
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