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SAP HANA XS Advanced, Connecting to the WebIDE and cloning a Git Repository to begin development

Part 1 of 3, Connect to Web IDE and Clone a Git Repository to begin development
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jung-thomasThomas JungAugust 30, 2022
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January 5, 2021


As of SPS12, all design-time artifacts are stored in Git instead of the HANA database. you need to setup the repository so development can be collaborative.

  • Step 1

    By default, on SAP HANA, express edition, the hostname is hxehost.

    Launch the SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA at the following URL in your web browser. The hostname of course is the hostname of the SAP HANA Developer Edition that you created in the previous tutorial. Remember for XSA you will need to use the hostname and not the IP address of the server, instructions are found on the server landing page itself.


    User: XSA_DEV
    Password: The password provided when you set up HANA Express

    Log in to SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA
  • Step 2

    From a separate tab in the web browser, log into GitHub. If you do not have an account, proceed to create one by following the instructions to create and activate your account in the sign up button.

    Sign in or sign up to your GitHub account
  • Step 3

    Whether you have just activated a newly-created account or have been using GitHub disconnected from a HANA workspace, you may wish to create a new repository for this tutorial. If you already have a GitHub repository you would like to use, continue to Step 3.

    Follow the instructions in the New Repository option from the + menu in the upper right corner on

    New Repository

    Complete the form, adding a name and description and click on Create Repository.

    New Repository

  • Step 4

    Form the GitHub page, copy the URL of the repository from the Clone or Download menu

    Use the Clone or Download button from the right corner

    Return to the SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA. Right click on the Workspace and choose Clone Repository from the Git menu.

    Clone Repository in Web IDE

    SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA will request all the necessary information to access the Git repository:

    Repository Cloning parameters

    URL: Paste the URL you copied from the GitHub page

    Host and Repository Path will populate automatically by breaking down the URL.

    - Protocol: https
    - Port: 443

    - User:
    - Password: <You’ve guessed: Your GitHub password!>

    Tick the Remember me box.

    If successful, you will see the repository folder in your workspace, which is now connected to the git repository.

    Git is cloned into SAP HANA Web IDE

  • Step 5

    Last, you need to configure the space for the repository you have just linked.

    Introduced in SPS12, spaces enable applications to access shared resources that can be used to develop, deploy, and maintain applications.

    Right-click on the folder for the repository and select Project Settings

    Project Settings for Git repository

    Select DEV from the list of available spaces, or use the space setup by the System Administrator:

    Select DEV space

    Click Save.

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