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How to connect to git repo using HANA webide

Nov 16, 2017 at 05:12 PM


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I develop with UI5 and most of the time I write my code using mock data(json files) instead of connecting to the database. Doing this allows me to develop locally and be able to connect to my git repo so I can track my changes. I write my code in a way that if there is no connection to HANADB it will use mock data, if there is connection use the actual data. Once my changes are done I move my code over to HANA studio so I can finalize my changes using real data. This can be a problem as it requires extra code to make it work on both cases. For HANA I'm using eclipse and hana webide. I avoid using eclipse as it can be pretty slow and only use hana webide. Is there a way to connect the webide to my git repo?

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Florian Pfeffer
Nov 17, 2017 at 12:18 AM

As you are talking that you are copying your code to HANA Studio to finalize it, I assume that you are using the Web-based Development workbench of HANA for XS Classic development instead of the SAP Web IDE for XS Advanced.

The web-based development workbench supports just a Github integration. So if your git repo is available on Github you can use it, if not than you loose ;-)

Details on the integration can be found for instance in the SAP HANA Academy Video Web-based Dev Workbench: Editor - GitHub Integration [SPS 10].


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Thanks for the link Florian. And yes I'm using HANA XS classic. My environment looks very similar to yours, however the menu options shown at the top are a bit different. For example I don't have that dropdown menu on the far left to get to settings>git. It might be an admin setup thing. Can't d much about it since I'm not the admin. Also I'm using TFS server for my git repo.


It seems that you have a HANA version < HANA 1.0 SPS10. The Github integration feature was introduced with HANA 1.0 SPS10.

Sergio Guerrero Nov 16, 2017 at 06:05 PM
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I saw this before, but it seems to be this is for the online open sap web ide, or a different webide version as it looks very different to mine.


what does yours look like? what version?

do you have a screenshot?


My version is V1.97.0 (with XS classic). Can't provide screenshot as it is for work. Compares to the one shown in the link you provided, mine doesn't have the blue look. It's all white-ish gray-ish looking. The gear icon only shows a few options but nothing related to git