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This month’s SAP BTP Innobytes edition has a clear theme: Application Development! All the innovation highlights will support you when building and managing your extensions on SAP BTP. That’s right; we understand that building your extension is just one piece of the puzzle. Managing the lifecycle of that application is just as important. Therefore, we are highlighting new features for SAP Continuous Integration and Delivery, SAP Automation Pilot and of course, our IDE of choice, SAP Business Application Studio.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the video!

Are you in a crowded place without your headset? Is your internet connection a little wonky? No worries, you can also read about the innovations below!

Application Development Innovations on SAP BTP

Pipeline Flexibility with SAP Continuous Integration and Delivery

Using a pipeline to build, test, and deploy your application can be daunting. Writing one yourself is complex and time-consuming. SAP Continuous Integration and Delivery service available on SAP BTP has ready-to-use pipelines for SAP scenarios.

SAP Continuous Integration and Delivery

We keep things simple and easy to use, but simple shouldn’t mean inflexible. That’s why we’ve integrated additional flexibility, to make sure our pipelines are working for you. Maybe you need to access a private repository when building your application. Or maybe you want to set a DEBUG flag when running your tests. This is possible now! You can add credentials and variables as needed to the stages of your pipelines.

Add Variable - Dialog Box

But don’t take my word for it! Check out the links below and try it out yourself!

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Multitenant Apps bound to SAP HANA Cloud and DB schema - Lifecycle Management using SAP Automation Pilot

Imagine you are part of a DevOps team that operates a multi-tenant app on SAP Business Technology Platform that is bound to an SAP HANA Cloud instance with multiple associated DB schemas. And you want to deploy a new version of your app that affects the DB schemas in use.

Use Case

Currently, you would need to perform several manual steps to get this done. This is definitely not an  ideal situation…

In comes SAP Automation Pilot! You can now connect to your SAP HANA Cloud instance and run SQL statements to automate the lifecycle management of your multitenant applications. This means you can minimize your manual work and optimize your daily DevOps tasks!

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Easily Use Services as Data Sources in SAP Business Application Studio

What if there was one harmonized and simplified way to consume packages and services from different SAP systems as data sources in your applications or for application development.

If you are using SAP Business Application Studio on SAP Business Technology Platform this is not just a pipe dream… it’s actually possible!

With the new Unified Customer Landscape Service Provider, which is now integrated into the Service Center, you can explore packages and services from an SAP S/4HANA Cloud system (registered on SAP Business Technology Platform), as well as each service’s properties and details. Support for other SAP enterprise applications is planned.

Service Center in SAP Business Application Studio


Service properties and details

In SAP Business Application Studio, you can also see live data coming from said system, in this case SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

Thanks to these powerful features, developers can see the data coming from a data source before integrating with it. And furthermore, use the services as data sources for application development.

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