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External View Option Disabled!!!

Hi Experts !!

This is my first post 😊

Trying to create an External View from ABAP prospective But for some reason it is disabled, It worked well earlier, Recently we have added a new HDB system and deleted the old one from the modeller prospective.

I am sure, There is something wrong with repository / REGI.EXE location.

I would appreciate your help !!



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    Posted on Nov 06, 2013 at 08:56 AM

    Hi Dinesh,
    don't know yet the root cause of your issue, however, it definitvely has nothing to do with the location of the REGI.EXE.

    There are a couple of things that you can check, e.g. start with the comparison of versions, i.e. check the version of the HANA Studio with the version of the HANA in your ABAP System. Second thing is, you can remove the ABAP Project from the Eclipse workspace and connect that again (alternatively give it a try with another Eclipse workspace "Switch Workspace", your workspace might be screwed up for some unknown reason).

    Give it a try and let me know, if these simple things do not help, we can dig further into the issue.



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    • Hi Dinesh,

      You can create an External View for Attribute View, Analytic View and Calculation View which are created at underlying SAP HANA Database. As of now, External View can be created only for ABAP on HANA systems.

      It is very strange to hear that you were able to create external view in the same ABAP system.

      Are you sure that you were creating external view in this same ABAP system? Or is it that you had created the external view in some other ABAP system whose underlying database is SAP HANA.

      Best Regards,


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    Posted on Nov 07, 2013 at 09:27 AM

    My Apologies,

    I have just checked with my Admin , He swapped the DB, It was the time when our ABAP system was running on HANA , I had created those External Views.

    Its working fine now..



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  • Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 07:54 PM

    Hi Dinesh,

    How your resolved problem?


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    • Former Member Eduardo Borges Barbosa

      Please follow everything suggested by Jasmin Gruschke in the same thread, It would certainly help ..


      1.Update HANA studio (in my case its 2.2.13 ) & ADT (mine 2.44.2) to the latest version .

      2.Make sure that you have ABAP External view plugin in the list of installed plugins (Help ->about Studio-> plugins)

      3.Switch workspace

      4.and finally make sure that you are connecting to the correct app server 😊

      good luck

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