How to Install SAP Development Environment for Free [Updated 2021] – Part 2

Installing the SAP server This post is a continuation of the How to Install SAP Development Environment for Free – Part 1 where I have outlined the process to install and configure a Linux virtual machine hosting the SAP server. In this new publication I will explain, also in a summarized way, how to install the ABAP system that will help us to have our own SAP development environment. 1. Assign privileges on the installation folder. In the terminal write the following instruction (enter the password of the root user if required):…

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How to Install SAP Development Environment for Free [Updated 2021] – Part 1

Preparing the virtual machine When I wrote this post, I included a phrase in the title that I later decided to delete because it made it too long and was a bit shabby. The original title was "How to prepare your development environment (and not die trying)". Why? Well, simply because I know more than one who has given up on installing their own test server, not because it is difficult, but because it is a bit laborious and in some cases it tends to be a bit lazy. My goal with…

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SAP Fiori CDS Annotations (II): How to Expand Selection Field With Value Help

Continuing the series of CDS annotations. Take a look at our previous article: Sap CDS Annotations (I): How to Implement Fiori CDS Annotations in List Report. Today we are going to see another basic and fundamental annotation for the implementation of our List Reports. We will learn how to expand selection field with valouehelp. The template offered by SAP Web IDE for developing a List Report makes our application design development work much easier and faster. However, to meet requirements or improve the application, we can extend the functionality through our CDS…

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Sap CDS Annotations (I): How to Implement Fiori CDS Annotations in List Report

If you are an experienced Fiori developer, you may already know this. If you are starting with mobile application development for SAP or you are a back-end developer who needs to make Fiori applications, I advise you to keep reading. In this new scenario presented by S4 / HANA, there is the possibility of making Fiori applications without the need to insert any line of code in the Front-End. And this is achieved thanks to CDS annotations. What are Fiori CDS annotations? I'm going to define it for you in a not…

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SAP Fiori Extensions (I): Extending Column With Image in Fiori List Report

When we develop an application with a template based on Fiori Elements and CDS annotations, one of the main problems we usually encounter is the rigidity in the design of the user interface. As I mentioned in the article where the creation of a List Report application with Fiori Elements and CDS Annotations was explained, it is possible to develop Fiori applications without having to introduce any line of SAPUI5 code, as long as we do not have to leave the design framework that we they enforce the SAP Web IDE auto-generated…

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[How To] Fiori List Report With Fiori Elements and CDS Annotations (Updated 2021)

If in 2021 you still don't know what CDS annotations or Fiori Elements are, let me tell you that you are not up to date in SAP. I don't blame you, if you work in a consulting firm, you may continue to work with some clients who do not yet have SAP S4 / HANA. In this article, I will help you understand the implications of this new way of working and we will see a practical example. What are Fiori Elements? Fiori Elements are nothing more than a set of templates…

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