This free online course focuses on SAP HANA 2.0 and is aimed at software developers already familiar with SAP HANA. With this course, you’ll take a deeper dive on key topics from real world applications and learn about new functionality added in SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 03.
Self-paced
Language: English

Course information


Course Summary

With the delivery of SAP HANA 2.0, we see many new features in both the underlying SAP HANA infrastructure and in the custom development aspects of SAP HANA native development.

Although we have two previous courses that focused on these new technologies – SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA to develop both HDI (SAP HANA Deployment Infrastructure) and XSA (SAP HANA extended application services, advanced model) – they could only cover the basics due to so much new functionality. In this course, we’ll start from the assumption that students are familiar with the basics of the previous courses. This will allow us to dive deeper on key topics from real world applications. We’ll also cover new functionality added in SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 03, especially the evolution of the core programming model in XSA.

Developers taking this course should be able to get up to speed quickly and begin leveraging these new features to enhance their own productivity, as well as tap into powerful new features of SAP HANA itself. Students will learn how to use SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA or SAP Web IDE full-stack to develop both HDI and XSA-based applications for SAP HANA on-premise or on SAP Cloud Platform.

We’ll also focus on real-world problems and opportunities such as:
- Cross-container and external reporting tool access to containers
- Realistic yet easier-to-maintain security setup
- The power of modern programming models
- SQL DDL-based database object creation
- New CDS concepts for service enablement and UI annotations
- More open source components and techniques

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Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: What’s New in SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 03
Week 2: New Programming Model
Week 3: Open Technologies and Concepts
Week 4: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Application developers
  • SAP HANA developers
  • SAP Cloud Platform developers

Course Requirements

  • Basic programming knowledge including HTML, JavaScript, and SQL
  • Baseline SAP HANA development knowledge from one of the previous SAP HANA courses on openSAP would be helpful
  • New to the SAP HANA world (and starting with SAP HANA 2.0)? Please check out the YouTube series “SAP HANA Basics For Developers” from our openSAP course expert Thomas Jung.

Development Systems

If your primary interest in taking this course is getting an overview of software development on SAP HANA, you do not need access to a training system. However, we realize that many of you will be interested in completing the hands-on exercises based on the instructions in the course. We’ll therefore provide the necessary instructions and installation procedures in the respective units.

The exercises in this course are primarily designed so that you can execute them on an SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 03-based SAP HANA, express edition system (of a patch level from October 2018 or newer).

Course contents


  • Week 1:

    What’s New in SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 03
  • Week 2:

    New Programming Model
  • Week 3:

    Open Technologies and Concepts
  • I Like, I Wish:

    We Love Your Feedback … And Want More
  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!

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This course was held from Jan 23, 2019 through Feb 21, 2019.

13953 learners enrolled.

Certificate Requirements


  • Gain a record of achievement by earning more than 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a confirmation of participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by


Thomas Jung

Thomas Jung is a chief product expert in SAP HANA Product Management, focusing on the developer persona and platform tools for SAP HANA and SAP HANA extended application services.

He is also an SAP mentor alumnus, SAP HANA distinguished engineer, a founding member of the Enterprise Geeks, and co-author of several SAP Press books.

Thomas' SAP Community Profile

Rich Heilman

Rich Heilman is a director in SAP HANA Product Management, focusing on SAP HANA development tools and languages.

Rich is co-author of the SAP Press book “Next Generation ABAP Development”. He is also a regular contributor to the SAP Community Network, a founding member of the Enterprise Geeks, an SAP mentor alumnus, and an SAP HANA distinguished engineer.

Rich's profile on SCN

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