Tuesday, November 27, 2007

miniSAP – where to download it?

- article updated on 28th of July 2014 –  SCN was apparently doing "summer clean up" and a lot of downloads are not available any more. My advise to all of you is to keep a copy of any trial/demo system you download. You never know when it will disappear from the downloads :(

- article updated on 26th of Jan 2014 – SCN has migrated downloads area. Now it is a part of SAP Store -  DB & Technology. For details see my new post here: Download developer edition and trial version of SAP software

- article updated on 18th of Mar 2013 – all content that is crossed out is not available anymore.

- article updated on 27th of Dec 2009 –

I’m getting this question very often therefore I want to summarize possibilities how to obtain miniSAP software wither to download it from internet or to buy SAP book with some CDs/DVDs included.

1. Download it: Main source of miniSAP is SDN. Navigate to Download section and choose SAP NetWeaver Main Releases. Over here you can find currently (mid. of Nov 2007 March 2013):


          Suite of SAP NetWeaver 2004 platform:
          SAP NW 2004 - Java Trial Version – JAVA only for WINDOWS platform
SAP NW 2004 - Trial Version on Linux– JAVA only for LINUX platform

Suite of SAP NetWeaver Composite Environment (CE) 2004s platform:

*- Version of miniSAP for LINUX was formerly called Technology TestDrive for mySAP.com on Linux. All LINUX releases of miniSAP can be found here. See also area of SDN dedicated to LINUX.

Other source of miniSAP only on LINUX (NS4) might be official SAP’s ftp server: ftp://ftp.sap.com. It is possible to download all SAP software which is available on SDN plus SAP GUI and its patches, SAP/MAX DB, LINUX lab stuff etc. Use user anonymous@ftp.sap.com to connect this ftp server. This is also not valid anymore. As of 1st of April 2012 all LINUX test drives were removed from FTP as well as SAP GUI downloads. For LINUX miniSAP version proceed via SAP Shop (see below point no. 3): http://www.sap.com/shop -> SAP Knowledge Shop and search for the following material numbers:

  * SAP NW2004s Testdrive MaxDB: 50077574
  * SAP NW04s Testdrive Linux DB2 x86: 50083014

More versions like WAS 6.10, 6.20, 6.30, 6.40 were available on SDN before. At the moment they are not available and it is just a history.

You can find some versions of official’s SAP trial software on peer-to-peer networks (torrents, etc.). There are also available commercial full versions of SAP software but I strongly recommend to do not download it. On one hand you will break software license and on other hand you will barely be able to install it and customize it for using. Please be careful.

2. Do get it from book: First book which was issued with miniSAP was ABAP objects. I bought this book in 2001 as its first edition. At that time it was miniSAP 4.6D included with this book. Meanwhile this is a second edition which is available with mini SAP NetWeaver 7.1 Version. I assume this is same version which can be downloaded from SDN as SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (2004s) - ABAP Trial Version – for WINDOWS platform. More information about this book can be found here.

Another book is The Official ABAP Reference. Here is SAP Web AS 6.20 test version included.  Find more information here.

For JAVA based developments on SAP NetWeaver you can use book Developing Accessible Applications with SAP NetWeaver. It is not clear to me which version is included in here. I assume it is SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (2004s) - Java Trial Version plus some NetWeaver Developer Studio based on Eclipse.

For some information how to install miniSAP: SAP NetWeaver 2004s ABAP Trial Version; see my previous post here.

3. Order it via SAP Shop: 
Ordering of DVDs with miniSAP installation has been dismantled over the years. 

SAP AG is running its own online shops long time ago. Currently there are available three types of shops.
SAP Merchandise Shop specializes in a variety of gifts for business and leisure. 
Second one SAP Knowledge Shop for Customers and Partners offers knowledge products, publications, documentation CDs for SAP customers and partners; requires an SAP Service Marketplace (S-user) ID. 
The third one SAP Knowledge Shop has knowledge products, including online documentations, books, Delta study guides, and e-learning offerings for everybody.


You can use its Download section to download CD Mini Web AS 6.20 ABAP Engine (3) for 29,80 EUR and CD Mini SAP Web Application Server 6.10 for same price. Before SDN this shop played significant role in miniSAP software distribution nowadays importance of it is decreasing.

- closing note: -

I’ll dedicate some more posts of my blog in future to miniSAP. Meanwhile if you need to register your installation of miniSAP follow up this link.

14 comments:

AlexINA said...

Man you're the greatest. I searched everywhere for the miniSAP and now i finaly found it. I'm a key looser (joke) in the company I work for and i sure want to learn more about SAP and this option seems pretty good. Once again thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I read your blog for a while and found a lot of interesting information so thank you first !
2 years ago I built a minisap server under linux with N4S test drive x86_64 with both abap and java stacks and it worked fine.
I have to build such a server now but I don't have my N4S iso anymore, and the 7 parts of the file are no more available for download at SDN.
I though you could have this iso, if true could it be possible for you to send it to me ? I could give you ftp server with private access to do that.
I hope you could do it, thank you by advance, I really need it to do a BW project for the university.
You can contact me by mail yoshee at meta-lan dot net.

Anonymous said...

SI4 testdrive is here :

ftp://ftp.sap.com/pub/sdn/devkits/netweaver/linux/

You can concatenate the parts with:
'cat SI4_TestDrive.iso_Part_a* > SI4_TestDrive.iso'

Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

can u explain how to install this software?

sapper said...

Hi, regarding miniSAP installation see following blogs:

http://sapport.blogspot.com/2007/01/sap-netweaver-2004s-abap-minisap.html

http://sapport.blogspot.com/2007/12/sap-nw-2004s-abap-minisap-part-2-bw.html

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Can this miniSAP used for BASIS practices..??

sapper said...

Hi Anonymous,

that's exactly the purpose of miniSAP, to get hands on Basis and ABAP of SAP's NetWeaver system!

cheers,
sapper

Anonymous said...

Can I use the trial versions to test integration of SAP with external applications? Does it support external RFC connections that can be used to send/receive Idocs and call SAP functions from external apps?

Thanks for the update. I just wish I could get a download to complete :)

sapper said...

Hi Anonymous,

yes, you can practice RFC-ing as RFC connections are supported in miniSAP. TA SM59 is available.

Hope you succeeded with downloading of miniSAP :-)

cheers, sapper

Anonymous said...

Hi,

are there core components like MM and SD, so i can practice on the tables and standard transactions ?

Best Regards

sapper said...

Hi,
Unfortunately there are no application modules like SD or MM available in miniSAP. The only possibility is to practice ABAP programming language and some Basis (SAP administration) stuff.
Cheer,
sapper

ist.ecommerce said...

Hi,
Can i install SI4_TestDrive into Vmware for study.

cheers,
sapper

sapper said...

Hi sapper,

I do not have experience with SI4_TestDrive on Vmware other even oldier version of miniSAP on Oracle VirtualBox. Therefore I tend to think that SI4 should also run in VM.

regards,
sapper

Anonymous said...

Hi!
Thank you for having an updated blog because I was searching for an valid link for hours!

Also, I sent directly a message on the SAP website and they have provided me with an 48h available link to download minisap!
So if you need it you just have to ask for it on the SAP website!