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In this blog post we cover how to get started with the two most important tools today for ABAP development

  • ABAP Development Tool (ADT) for ABAP repository objects

  • SAP Business Application Studio for the Fiori user interface

As often, it is easy when you know what needs to be done but if you don't you might get lost in a labyrinth of documentation, blogs, notes, unsolicited advice, etc.

Recently, Vijayalakshmi Gopalakrishna described and illustrated the steps in her post Connecting from SAP Business Application Studio to SAP ABAP Environment in BTP. The video tutorial below shows this in action starting from scratch, end-to-end.

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Hands-On Video Tutorial

What You Will Learn

In 15 minutes we cover all the steps to get started with both tools and show how they work together.

In the first part of the blog post, we cover

  • How to create a (new) SAP BTP trial subaccount

  • How to create a Cloud Foundry environment

  • How to create an ABAP environment

  • How to subscribe to SAP Business Application Studio

  • How install SAP ABAP Development Tools (ADT)

  • How to connect ADT to the SAP BTP ABAP environment

In the second part, we demonstrate

  • How to create the required ABAP repository objects with CDS definitions and service bindings

  • How to develop an SAP Fiori Elements app (List Report Object Page)

The sample app uses RAP, the RESTful ABAP Programming model. For more information on this see the references below.

Creating dictionary, core data services, and business services with ADT.

Creating a AP Fiori Elements List Report Object Page using a Tempate Wizard in BAS.

List Report Object Page (app) querying data using an OData service.


For more video tutorials on the topic, check the playlist


To follow along, you'll need a (free) SAP BTP trial account. How to get one is covered in a tutorial on the SAP Developer Center

If you are new to the SAP SAP Business Technology Platform, consider taking a look at the onboarding series as well

Getting Started

Developer Tools for the ABAP Environment

In this video tutorial we show how to enable the ABAP environment for the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP), install and configure ABAP Development Tools (ADT), and subscribe to the SAP Business Application Studio. Using an end-to-end configuration sample shows how we can develop back-end objects (persistence) and Core Data Services data model and projection view in ADT and create an SAP Fiori Elements user interface (UI) app in BAS.

Time Markers

0:00 - Introduction

1:00 - Create new BTP subaccount, enable Cloud Foundry, and create a space

2:30 - Create ABAP environment using a booster

4:00 - Add service plan and subscribe to SAP Business Application Studio (BAS)

5:30 - Create Dev Space

5:45 - Install ABAP Development Tools 

6:30 - Create new ABAP cloud project

8:00 - SAP_ADT service key

8:10 - Develop a Fiori App using ABAP RAP tutorial

8:55 - Create ABAP package

9:15 - Create database table and class to generate data

10:15 - Create CDS data definitions for data model and projection view

11:00 - Create service definition and service binding

11:50 - Publish and view results

12:10 - Login to Cloud Foundry with SAP Business Application Studio

12:30 - Generate SAP Fiori Elements app 

14:00 - Run and view results

Sample Code

For the sample code used in the second part of this video, see

Keep Going

SAP Developer Center

Visit the SAP Developer Center for more tutorials on the topic.

For the tutorial demonstrated in the second part of the video, see

This tutorial is included in the mission

For the accompanying blog post, see


For the latest blog post and questions on the topic, references to resources, and additional information, make sure to visit and follow the community topic areas.

For RAP, see

Learning Journey

To go through the steps at your own pace, also take a look at the learning journey mapped out for this topic. A subscription to the SAP Learning Hub is not required. The Journey is also accessible from the SAP Help Portal. You can log on to mark your progress.

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