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FAQ #2: When I try to install SAP Development Tools in Eclipse, I get an error message that Eclipse cannot connect with the update site<EclipseReleaseName> e.g

Typical error messages are:

  • No repository found at<EclipseReleaseName>
  • Could not find
  • Unable to connect to repository at<EclipseReleaseName>

Probably, you did not configure the proxy correctly in Window > Preferences > General > Network Connections so that Eclipse can not reach The correct proxy configuration depends on your IT infrastructure. The following 3 typical configurations have been reported as working in the support forum:

  1. You can connect directly to the internet, i.e. don't need any proxy.
    Please configure 'Direct' as Active Provider.
  2. You connect to the internet via http proxy.
    Please configure 'Manual' as Active Provider and configure the proxy entries for the protocols HTTP and HTTPS. Do not configure anything for SOCKS.
  3. You connect to the internet via SOCKS proxy.
    Please configure 'Manual' as Active Provider and configure the proxy entry for the protocol SOCKS.

To find the right setup, you could check the proxy settings in your browser.

After fixing the proxy configuration, please go to Windows > Preferences > Install/Update > Available Software Sites, select e.g. the software site "SAP Development Tools for Eclipse Oxygen" and press 'Reload' to verify that the connection works now. Repeat the check for software site 'Oxygen' (

Additional hints:

  • On Windows, users experienced problems with the 'Native' proxy provider. Therefore, we recommend to use the 'manual' proxy provider and to configure the proxy settings manually.
  • On the update site, there is no file '<EclipseReleaseName>/content.xml' (even though Eclipse complains about it in the error message). If you want to test that you can download a file via browser, please test with<EclipseReleaseName>/content.jar (e.g.
  • Please also test if you can install from the update site (<EclipseReleaseName> e.g. If not, please check the proxy settings again.
  • In case your connection to the update site is very slow, you may run into timeouts (check the error message details). The following article helps to workaround the timeouts:

If this does not solve your problems then please request support in the SAP Cloud Platform Community .

FAQ #4: Installation fails with message 'Cannot complete the install because one or more required items could not be found'.

Please ensure that the 'Contact all update sites during install to find required software' check box is selected in the installation wizard. See also

Please also double check that the software site "SAP Development Tools for Eclipse" matches your Eclipse installation version.

FAQ #6: Installation of tools starts but then suddenly hangs

Users have reported freezes during installations caused by anti-virus programs, e.g. Eclipse freeze when installing SAP HANA Tools

FAQ #7: Eclipse hangs and crashes or even doesn't start at all

You may use a JVM not supported by the Eclipse installation.
Eclipse picks up one JVM and it is not clear which unless you configure the JVM explicitly in the eclipse.ini file located in the root folder of the Eclipse installation (note: 2 lines in eclipse.ini):

<path to JVM>

See also Eclipse runtime options and Eclipse Launcher chapters in Eclipse Help.

FAQ #8: Which Java version is recommended for running Eclipse?

All SAP Development Tools require at least Java 8.

Some SAP Development Tools may support additional Java versions, see the tool specific documentation on General information about the recommended Java versions for Eclipse is available in the readme/readme_eclipse.html file of your Eclipse installation (online version e.g. Eclipse Project Release Notes 4.7 (Oxygen) ).

See FAQ #7 how to specify explicitly the Java version used by Eclipse.

FAQ #9: Installation fails with certificate error

The installation fails with a similar error message as in FAQ #2 (Unable to read repository ...). However, the detail message points to a certificate error like "SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find a valid certification path".

This error message means that the JVM running Eclipse could not validate the certificate of

Typical reasons are:

  • Outdated Java VM. Please install the latest Java VM patch level. See FAQ #8 for the recommended Java version.
  • Although an up-to-date Java version is installed, Eclipse runs with an older version (which is also available on your PC). Check the Java version in "Help > About Eclipse > Installation Details > Configuration", search for java.runtime.version to see which Java version is actually used. Property eclipse.vm points to the Java binary that is used to run Eclipse. See FAQ #7 how to specify explicitly the Java version used by Eclipse.
  • Users reported issues with corporate proxies that required a special configuration. Please check that you can access without certificate issue in a browser using the same proxy that you have configured in Eclipse.
  • Check the certificate path of in your browser. Especially if your company name shows up in the chain, then your proxy seems to interfere the SLL communication. You might be able to fix this problem by importing your companies SSL certificate into the JVM that you use for running Eclipse. See this thread for more information.

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  1. Former Member

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  2. Hi... Any Release date for an Oxygen compatible version? Thx

    1. Former Member

      Oxygen update site was released today with ABAP Development Tools. The other tools will follow over time 

      1. Added Successfully. Thx Stephan!

  3. Hi Stephan!  

    Any news about when SAP Hana Studio Plugin will be adapted for Eclipse Oxygen as well?

    Thanks in advance!

  4. Former Member

    When Abap Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver update from 1.74 to 1.75 , the Describe of Progams can't display after F5.

  5. I cannot create a new ABAP project after installing ABAP Development Tools for SAP Dreamweaver because I receive the following message:



    C:\Users\paul|AppData\Roaming\SAP\common does not point to a SAP GUI configuration file

    I am a newbie trying to create my first project. Very frustrating right now.

    After dismissing the alert box message then I receive the Connection settings dialog box prompting for a System ID. I don't know a valid one or what to do next.

    1. Hi Paul,

      for technical questions it might be better to ask this questions in SAP Answers:

  6. This is much needed info. Thanks!



  7. In this version, I do not find SAP Servers. How to get the SAP Servers in this version?

    1. I have Eclipse 2019-06 installed and configured the update site you've mentioned. AiE was installed with no issues.

      1. Thanks Wolf for your reply.

        There was no issues on installation part. But, with this update site, I did not get Neo Debugging tool which is used for debugging JAVA applications deployed on NEO SCP.

        Also, the local Java 8 Profile servers are also missing in this update.

        Hope the issue is clear. Sorry for miscommunication.

        I have Eclipse 2019-06



        1. With Eclipse I've associated automatically ABAP. It seems the Neo Java Tooling is only supported in lower releases. I would suggest you raise an incident via the SAP Service Marketplace to get an official answer from SAP.

  8. Hello,

    I'm using Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, 

    Version: 2020-03 (4.15.0)
    Build id: 20200313-1211

    My JRE Version is "1.8.0_202" ( build 1.8.0_202-b08 )


    ABAP Development Tools

    Version: 3.12.0

    I'm able to run my ABAP Development without any hassles. 

    However, I'm unable to connect to our HANA backend systems. When I try to add our HANA systems. I get the error java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException. 

    Please let me know if you have faced and fixed this issue.

    Thank You,


  9. Hi,

    trying to install BW Modelling tools. It shows:

    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,org.apache.poi,3.9.0.v201405241750. SHA-256 hash is not as expected.

    How to overcome?