Let’s discuss how to install and set up NWDS version 7.5 for PI/PO development. Although this is a simple guide on how to set up NWDS, it will be helpful for PI/PO developers who only worked with PI/PO swing clients and for people who are new to PI/PO space.
Follow the steps below to install NWDS and configure it for PI/PO development.
Step 1 – Download Netweaver Development Studio
Download NWDS from SAP marketplace using a S-user. The file size of the latest 7.5 SP11 version I downloaded is about 2 GB.
By Alphabetical Index (A-Z) -> N -> SAP NETWEAVER -> SAP NETWEAVER 7.5 -> Click on the blue “SUPPORT PACKAGES AND PATCHES” button at the top right corner -> DEVELOPER STUDIO -> NW DEVELOPER STUDIO 7.5
Step 2 – Install JDK
Download and install JDK. I have installed JDK version 1.8.0_162.
Step 3 – Configure eclipse.ini
We need to configure the .ini file with the javaw.exe file location. Usually this file is under C:/Program Files/Java/<JDK version>/bin folder. Find the location where JDK is installed in your local machine if you can’t find it in the default location.
Edit the .ini file in notepad and assign the javaw.exe file location as shown below. I have highlighted the lines I added to the eclipse.ini file.
Step 4 – Configure NWDS Connections
Now configure NWDS connections preference to your PI/PO server.
Go to Process Integration > Change Preferences > PI Tools Configuration > Connections and add a new connection.
Assign the URL in format http(s)://<host>:<port number>.
Step 5: Connect Your PI/PO Server from NWDS
Using the “Connect” button connect to the new PI/PO server added in previous step.
To access ESR and ID perspectives use the menu path Windows -> Perspective -> Open Perspective -> Other
Access Enterprise Service Repository (ESR)
To access ESR perspectives use the menu path Windows -> Perspective -> Open Perspective -> Other -> Enterprise Service Repository
Access Integration Directory (ID)
To access ID perspectives use the menu path Windows -> Perspective -> Open Perspective -> Other -> PI Explorer
Now you can carry out developments directory in NWDS, and objects will be reflected in swing clients.
If you have any questions of how to install NWDS for PI/PO development, please leave a comment below.