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Two different Web IDE on HCP

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Hi,

I was following the blog post and noticed that I have been using a different Web IDE on HCP(HANA Cloud Platform). Can someone explain the two different Web IDEs.

One is accessed via tha HANA Instances page as seen below:

and as you can see this is an old version and looks significantly different:

and there is the other one (accessed via subscriptions menu) which is the up-to-date version and has many other capabilities:

So are these two IDEs different in terms of purpose?

As far as I understand, the second IDE(the new one) is used for local development and the application developed there can be deployed to HANA later on (the first one does not have any options related to deployment but it provides direct development on HANA) . Also there are other things that confuses me:

Can the second IDE connect to a HANA instance directly? We have xsjslib files that connects to the HANA DB and fetches data. ..or is the second editor is only for developing HTML5 applications without HANA connection?

Also in the this document it states that "If an HTML5 application requires connectivity to one or more back-end systems, destinations must be created or assigned". Can someone elaborate on this?

Thanks in advance.

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former_member182372
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those are 2 different things, webide and hana web dev workbench: first for sapui5/fiori development/extension, second - hana related developmnet

>>Can the second IDE connect to a HANA instance directly?


technically you can consume odata from xs engine in ui5 but i m not sure you can "connect"

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Ok so it's not possible (or feasible) to use Web IDE for developing backend services(odata etc.)? It is just for UI development right?

former_member182372
Active Contributor
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yes, webide is for SAPUI5 development only

seVladimirs
Active Contributor
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Correct, only for UI5 development. Of course you can consume/expose/view OData service, but not develop... at least for now.

JoseMunoz
Active Participant
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What it's possible in SAP Web IDE is use the "Odata Model Editor" is a standard plugin so that you can develop the definition for the odata service ( metadata.xml file ).

After defining everything in metadata.xml you can create a service in the gateway importing that definition. Here in SEGW transaction:

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OliverGraeff
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Hi Candemir Doger,

These two IDEs are different in terms of purpose and capabilities:

SAP Web IDE

SAP HANA Web -based Development Workbench

Moving forward SAP plans to integrate those two environments to provide a consistent development experience for all platforms.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,

Oliver