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BOPF Modelling in Eclipse

SAP has released a new Eclipse based design time for BOPF modelling in the version SAP_BS_FND 747 SP04.

Eclipse based Business Object editor is available in the version 2.24 of the ABAP Development Tools for Eclipse.

Why another Design Time?

When we already have SAP GUI based tools BOB, BOBX, what is the need for another Eclipse based design time? To answer this question, I would like to highlight few advantages of Eclipse over SAP GUI. I am sure you will find much more when you work with it.

  1. The new design time is built in the state-of-the-art IDE for ABAP development on the open Eclipse platform. They are designed to increase developers'
    productivity while benefiting from the usability, speed and flexibility of Eclipse.
  2. One IDE for development in different languages like ABAP, JAVA, SAP UI5, etc
  3. Multiple Business Objects can be opened without any limits in the same IDE
  4. Quick search for any object using Ctrl+Shift+A
  5. Integrated F1 help in BOPF editors
  6. Embeded BOBT test environment inside Eclipse to test the Business objects
  7. Better navigation support via Outline and Bread crumbs

8. F1 help integration for each screen

Available features

The following features are available in Eclipse in the first release,

  1. Creation of new BOs
  2. Creation of subnodes
  3. Creation of implemented associations
  4. Creation of alternative keys
  5. Creation of actions
  6. Creation of queries
  7. Creation of determinations
  8. Creation of validations
  9. Definition of static and dynamic properties
  10. Calculation of node data default values
  11. Definition of node-specific data access class

How to install

To install the new BOPF editor in eclipse, simply go to the update site of the SAP Development Tools for Eclipse and follow the installation instructions.


  Stay tuned for further tutorials on BOPF in Eclipse.

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