SAP NetWeaver 7.4 is the compatible follow up release of SAP NetWeaver 7.3x. It runs on all database platforms supported by SAP NetWeaver but was optimized for SAP HANA.
Meanwhile SAP NetWeaver 7.4 SP8 was released. SP8 is the service release 2 (after SP5) for all SAP NetWeaver customers who can install or upgrade to SP8 immediately.
New! Feature overview in SAP Insider covering SP5 and SP8: Where ABAP meets SAP HANA
New! Here is a quick delta update on SP8: What is new in SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP 7.4 SP8
Get a general overview of SAP NetWeaver 7.4 capabilities: SAP NetWeaver 7.4
New! A SAP NetWeaver 7.4 SP8 trial version based on AWS is available here: Developer & Trial Editions: SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP and SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA
Get an overview of SAP NetWeaver 7.4 SP5 capabilities in the article:
Check SAP NetWeaver 7.4 SP5 features in the ABAP for HANA YouTube channel
New! Explore relationship between Kernel and SAP NetWeaver support packages:
Understanding Kernel Releases for the SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP
Be aware that the installation of SAP NetWeaver 7.4 requires a Unicode-based environment.
Upgrades to SAP NetWeaver 7.4 for non-Unicode based setups are still supported but not beyond 7.4,
see SAP Note 2033243 „End of non-Unicode Support: Release Details”
Please browse the table below to get detailed information on specific spaces and topics on SCN related to SAP NetWeaver 7.4. You will find a detailed description of selected end-to-end scenarios at the end of the page.
|Knowledge Areas||Related Links|
ABAP Development on SAP HANA
|SAP HANA Cloud||SAP HANA Cloud Platform|
|SAP HANA Cloud Integration||Get started with SAP HANA Cloud Integration|
|SAP Mobile Platform (SMP)||SAP Mobile Platform Developer Center|
Eclipse Development Tools
SAP Development Tools Update Site: https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/
ABAP Development Tools: ABAP in Eclipse
HANA Cloud Development Tools: SAP HANA Cloud Platform Developer Center
Gateway Development Tools: SAP NetWeaver Gateway Developer Center
Mobile Development Tools: SAP Mobile Platform Developer Center
SAP HANA Studio Development Tools: SAP HANA Developer Center
|User Interface Development Tools|
SAP UI5 Development Tools: UI Development Toolkit for HTML5 Developer Center
Floor Plan Manager: Floorplan Manager for Web Dynpro ABAP
Visual Business: SAP Visual Business
NetWeaver Business Client (NWBC): SAP NetWeaver Business Client
|Application Server ABAP||SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.4 - Overview and Product Highlights|
|Portal||SAP Enterprise Portal|
|Business Warehouse (BW)|
|Identity Managment & Single-Sign-On (IdM & SSO)|
|Landscape Virtualization Management (LVM)||Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure|
|Cloud Appliance Library (CAL)|
|Business Continuity||Business Continuity|
|Help for NetWeaver 7.4||http://help.sap.com/nw74|
ABAP Development on SAP HANA
With SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse and SAP Business Suite, two major standard SAP applications can run on SAP HANA as primary database.
This allows to benefit from the speed and innovations of the SAP In Memory technology in the context of the proven SAP NetWeaver infrastructure.
SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.4 offers a set of tools, development options, and examples for customers and partners for accelerating and extending their ABAP based solutions on SAP HANA. This includes opportunities to push data intensive calculations to the database (e.g. using views and database procedures) and combining transactional and analytical aspects for the end-user in real-time.
The integrated development environment in Eclipse based on the SAP HANA Studio and the ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver support ABAP developers in End-to-End application development from the database access to the user interface.
Combining these capabilities with innovations in ABAP 7.4 that are independent of SAP HANA (such as new capabilities in the development and server infrastructure) creates new opportunities for custom development with SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP.
Explore the ABAP Development on SAP HANA step by step using ABAP for SAP HANA Reference Scenario Open Items Analytics which is an integral part of the SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.4
To test-drive SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP 7.4 on SAP HANA, learn more about its new capabilities and the programming language enhancements you can get and run your own trial instance provided as virtual appliance by the SAP Cloud Appliance Library.
More information: ABAP for SAP HANA
SAP responds to the needs of its customers to reduce the cost of development and operation and to bring innovation into existing landscapes without disrupting business processes and further minimizing business downtime. SAP has invested significantly in the cloud market, in in-memory technology, and in innovative mobile technology and applications. SAP NetWeaver 7.4 and SAP HANA Cloud form an application infrastructure and technology platform that provides powerful support for these investments. It enables customers to optimize applications for SAP HANA and, using tools based on the popular Eclipse development environment, quickly and easily build lightweight applications that not only run on the cloud, but integrate with SAP Business Suite back-end systems, bringing innovation across your landscape to your mobile users.