BW Modeling Tools

This week the new open SAP course BW/4HANA in a Nutshell started. It is a free course. One big thing is that BW/4HANA no longer supports the good old BEx Suite. You now have to use the BW Modeling Tools based on Eclipse. In this and further posts I will go deeper into the BW Modeling Tools and what is possible and what is not possible at the moment.


If you have any questions feel free to ask or correct me ;) So let's get started.

First we need Eclipse, which we can download here. But be aware when you download the Mars version, you need the Mars version of the BW Modeling Tools. And if you download the Neon version, you need the Neon version of the BW Modeling Tools. After you installed Eclipse you can download the BW Modeling Tools directly in Eclipse.


In Eclipse, choose in the menu bar Help >> Install new software and enter for Neon version ( and for Mars ( Press Enter to display the available features.

Eclipse Install new software
Eclipse Install new software
Eclipse Select BW Modeling Tools
Eclipse Select BW Modeling Tools

Select the Modeling Tools for SAP BW powered by SAP HANA and choose Next. On the next page you get an overview of features to be installed. Choose Next. Confirm the license agreements and choose Finish to start the installation.

After the installation is done, you need to set up da new BW project to access the BW-Repository. More about the Modeling Tools will be covered in future articles. So stay tuned.

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Hau Ngo (Wednesday, 23 November 2016 07:51)

    Have you accessed the BW/4HANA Developer Edition on I have found it very sparse with no existing sample content.

  • #2

    Tobias (Wednesday, 23 November 2016 11:24)

    I can create a AWS instance with BW/4HANA, but at the moment I haven't one. First I want to look at some presentations and you have the "same" objects like ADSO, CompositeProvider and so on as in SAP BW for HANA. So at the moment it isn't my first priority to get a BW/4HANA instance.

    Best regards,