4 new features in SAP Business Application Studio [October-2020]


Dear SAPLearners, in this blog post we will learn 4 new features in SAP Business Application Studio in October 2020 release in SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry.

What is SAP Business Application Studio?

SAP Business Application Studio emulates the desktop experience of major integrated development environments (IDEs) by including a command line, integrated debugging, and efficient code editors.

SAP BAS is evolving and new features and capabilities are getting added on monthly or quarterly releases. In this blog post, we will see 4 features available in the October release.

1. Installing Generators

SAP Business Application Studio supports Yeoman Generators to create wizards for project templates. All available templates are based on Yeoman like SAP Fiori Elements, UI5 Free Styles. Now you can install external generators from the public NPM registry.

A new tool called Explore and Install Generators Tool is used to install external generators., after installing the generators you can use Yeoman UI wizard to access these templates.

Start Explore and Install Generator tool from command palette(Cntrl+Shift+P).

Click OK to continue

Search and Install generators

2. Add extensions to an existing dev space

This feature is much awaited. Previously, once dev space is created you can’t add additional extensions. Now with October updates, you can now add extensions to an existing dev space.

Also Read: Manage Dev Space in SAP Business Application Studio

To add an extension first STOP the dev space and click on Edit.

3. Project Wizard

Earlier the project wizard can only open from Welcome Page, with October release updates you can now open the Project Wizard from the dedicated File menu.

Project Wizard is used to create projects based on development scenarios and installed extensions using predefined templates.

4. Run Fiori Applications in the SAP Fiori Launchpad Sandbox

You can run multiple Fiori applications in the SAP Fiori Launchpad sandbox from SAP Business Application Studio, which was not easy with previous SAP Web IDE Full Stack.

To run the fiori application in the SAP FLP sandbox, follow the below steps.

1. Right-click on the run configuration and select Show in File.

2. Modify the launch.json file as shown below.

3. Open package.json file and update the devDependencies > @sap/html5-repo-mock to 1.6.x and from the terminal run npm install

4. Now the fiori application will open in SAP Fiori Launchpad.


Congrats!! you have successfully learned what’s new in SAP Business Application Studio October-2020.

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