How to install SAPUI5 Development Tools in Eclipse – Step by Step Tutorials

install SAPUI5 Development Tools in Eclipse Neon

How to install SAPUI5 Development Tools in Eclipse ??This post is a step by step tutorial how to install SAPUI5 Development Tools in Eclipe IDE.

Just follow follow these steps and reserve about 1h of your time and you will get your SAPUI5 Dev. Toolkits working in Eclipse Neon ( the lastest version of Eclipse).

Download Eclipe Neon?Release

First step is to download the Eclipse release.
SAP recommends one of the following Eclipse?release

Eclipse Mars is an old release. So let’s go for the newest one Neon 4.6.
( New up to post publishing date )

Note that Neon 4.6 is not yet compatible with:

  • Mobile Platform Tools
  • HANA Cloud Integration Tools
  • Mobile Tools ( Mars edition neither )

Go to?, then go?Eclipse Neon (4.6) Release.
Hit on Download and download the Eclipse installation file.

Do wonder if the Eclipe Installation ask you to install the corresponding JRE ( Java version).
If it is the case, a new internet page will be opened to foward you to the missing JRE to dowloand and install before retrying to install Eclipe.

Eclipe JRE Missing Make sure you take the right version of release ( win 64, win84 , Linux … )

You maybe insterested how to?Install SAP HANA Studio as an Eclipse Plugin?

Installation of Eclipe Neon Release

Depend on your he Eclipse file you download, you have to zip the Eclipe Neon Distribution to a folder on your local or, if you downloaded the Eclipse Installer, just click on it and it will go through all the process.

In my case, I have choose to download the zipped file and unzip it to a local folder. ?[? ]

Launch The Eclipse IDE, by navigating to destination folder ?and click on eclipse.exe.

Install SAPUI5 Development Tools

Once Eclipse is installed, let’s move to the installation of SAPUI5 Development Tools.
So, in Eclipse, navigate for the Eclipse Menu to Help ->?Install New Software.

Within the Available Software box, Set UI5 for Neon -? for Software Repository software.
It will take a dizain of secondes, and you will have the following screen

Eclipse SAPUI5 URL Software Repository

Select?? UI Development Toolkit for HTML5 and hit Next > to install this package.

You can also download the others packages (depending on your need)

  • ? ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver
  • ? Modeling Tools for SAP BW powered by SAP HANA
  • ? Cloud Platform Tools for SAP HANA
  • ? SAP HANA Tools
  • ? SAP Identity Management Tools
  • ? UI Development Toolkit for HTML5

In order to continue the installation, you have to accept the the terms of the license agreements.

Have a cup of coffee???, I will take a few minutes to perform the download and the installation of UI Development Toolkit for HTML5.

At the end of the installation; Eclipe will request to restart (just Eclipse) in order to take into consideration of the new installated package.

Test the SAPUI5 Development Tools

Let’s give it a try in order to check if everythink is OK with the installation.
Go to File > New > Other ( Ctrl + N shortcut ) and create a new Application Project under?SAPUI5 Application Development as following:

Create SAPUI5 Test Project in Eclipse

If you can see the SAPUI5 Application Development then Excellent, everything went fine for the installation.

Else check the next point about FAQ for the most common issues ?

Installation of SAPUI5 Development Tools FAQ ?

If you have trouble installing the SAPUI5 Development Tools for Eclipse, just go to this scn post and you will probably find a solution for your issue.

SAP Development Tools for Eclipse Installation: FAQ and Known Issues


* Check all the list of Eclipse Shortcut keys here.?