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Git in Eclipse with the ABAP Development Tools?

Hello!

I've read this about ABAP in Eclipse:

"The general idea of ABAP in Eclipse is to provide one Eclipse client that is installed on the developer PC and can connect to several backend systems from different releases. The connection is set up using a RFC/REST based protocol. The client provides a set of standard development tools such as the project explorer for system browsing and search views. In addition editors are available for each development object – classes, reports, function modules and so on. The development paradigm is still server based. This means that the development objects are stored solely on the backend (no local copies through check-in/check-out), and services such as syntax-check, search, where-used etc. run on the backend." (emphasis mine)

in "Get Started with the ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver".

On the other hand Eclipse can Git in the current version (Oxygen.2 Release(4.7.2)).

How can I create local repositories from the ABAP objects I create / change in Eclipse with the ADT?

Thanks!

Regards,
Vlad

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  • Jan 19 at 08:22 PM

    Hi, Nic!

    I know already about ABAPGit but thanks nevertheless for the reminder.

    What I rather would like is having local repositories for the projects I'm working as the only developer. The main goal is not the collaboration aspects of Git but the whole rest: versions, branching, rollback, etc.

    I suppose I would be completely happy if Eclipse would allow me to create a local repository somewhere on the hard disk and to use (in Eclipse or - even better! - in Tower) all the Git-magic. That was the OT actually :-)

    Thanks again!

    Regards,
    Vlad

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  • Jan 18 at 10:59 PM

    Please be aware of the ABAPGit-Project to bring Git to ABAP : main link / documentation link
    See the Documentation on how to set it up and run it in your IDE.

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  • Jan 25 at 09:37 AM

    Offline editing is almost not worthwhile, you'd be missing all the server-based capabilities, might as well work in notepad++.

    So I'm not sure what benefits of a local copy would give you that abapGit doesn't? Note also that you can also use abapGit with a local repository instead of GitHub.

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  • Jan 24 at 09:02 PM

    I was just trying to do exactly that, but without success. Let me know if you find a solution :-).

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