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How to download and install the HANA Eclipse plugin


How to download and install the HANA Eclipse plugin

By Chris-Huston

Provide details on the install the HANA Eclipse Plugin and setup for using Eclipse to connect to HANAExpress.

How-To Details

Provides instruction on how to install and update the SAP HANA Tools plugin for Eclipse and connect HANAExpress.

  1. In Eclipse, choose in the menu bar Help > Install New Software…
  2. Select SAP Development Tools for Eclipse
  1. Press Enter to display the available features.
  2. Select the desired features and choose Next.
  3. On the next wizard page, you get an overview of the features to be installed. Choose Next.
  4. Confirm the license agreements and select Finish to start the installation. (Depending on the features chosen the installation may take up to 10 minutes.)
  5. Restart Eclipse as prescribed after adding HANA Plugin.
  6. Change perspective to SAP HANA Administrative Console Window > Perspective > SAP HANA Administrative Consoleimage 1
  7. Add your HANAExpress Add System > Specify System

  • Hostname: HANAExpress Hostname (use /sbin/ifconfig to find IP address of host)
  • Instance number: 00
  • Mode: Multiple containers
  • Select “System database”
  • Description: HANAExpress Edition

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  1. Connection Properties:
  • Authentication by database user:
    • User Name: SYSTEM
    • Password: password
      *** (Note - you might be asked to change the SYSTEM user password if this is the first login) ***
  • Enable SAP start service Connection
  • Finish

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  1. Confirm connection:

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Next Steps

Updated 03/23/2017

Time to Complete

10 Min.




  • Setup: Eclipse Mars or Neon version are expected to be installed and running before starting this tutorial to add the HANA Plugin.

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