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HANA Studio Vs HANA Client Vs Eclipse ?

Hello HANA Experts,

I am pretty much new to SAP HANA and hence I would like to know the following.

Eclipse - I have heard that Eclipse is an open source IDE where we can add the necessary plugins and code the corresponding program language. It can compile, report the errors and does all the things in a very nice way..All this is fine.

What I am stumbed upon is what to install first and how to setup my PC with the right things to connect to HANA DB. I have the following things with me.

HANA Studio
HANA Client

Eclipse Kepler

I am also requesing your help to explain me the key differences between the above 3

Note :- I have already searched the SCN for this particular query, unfortunately, I have not been able to find the right thread that explains all these 3 and their correlation. Appreciate if you can explain it or also point me to the right wiki or step by step doc that connects all the above 3.

Thanks in advance

Best Regards,

Babu Kilari

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    Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 01:43 PM


    my understanding is that Eclipse (Kepler, Luna) is an open source IDE, ie not supported by SAP, that is used mainly for developing in Java. HANA Studio is a subset of Eclipse libraries that are SAP owned and supported and are used for development in Java, Javascript, ABAP, and some other languages and scripts. HANA Client is 100% owned and supported by SAP and is needed for connecting from your Windows or Unix machine to HANA server which usually is running outside of the environment in which the client is running.

    i don't think you need the HANA client if all your development and actual running is in HANA web IDE, but you would have to have only the URL to your HANA server and not having anything installed on your local machine to really find out.

    does this make sense?

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