In SAP Business Application Studio, each developer has his/her own environment. This environment is made up of one or more Development Spaces.Be careful not confuse development spaces with cloud foundry spaces.
When you create a development space, you will be asked to choose tools, known as extensions, that you require. For modeling in SAP HANA Cloud it is essential that you include the SAP HANA Calculation View Editor extension in your development space. This is a key tool that you will use.
Watch this video to learn about configuring a Development Space and choosing extensions.
Managing Development Spaces
The landing page of SAP Business Application Studio contains the list of Development Spaces. You may have access to more than one. This list Includes:
- The name of the Development Space
- The kind of application
- The status: STOPPED, STARTING, RUNNING, etc.
- Creation date
A Development Space must be running before you can work in it. You start it up from the landing page. When it is running, the name of the Development Space "becomes" a hyperlink that you use to enter your Development Space.
Creating Several Development Spaces
Depending on the SAP BTP subscription, there might be some limitations to the maximum number of spaces that you can create, and the maximum number of spaces that can be running in parallel.
Maintenance of Development Spaces
Once a Development Space is created, its name and kind of application cannot be changed. However, you can modify the list of optional extensions to add or remove some. Before you can do that, the Development Space must be stopped.
It is also possible to export the entire content of a Development Space as a compressed .tar.gz archive. Before you can do that, the Development Space must be running.
At the end of the Development Space export, you are given detailed information on how to import the Development Space content into another one. Generally, the target Development Space should be an empty one.