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Creating a project in SAP Web IDE and importing it into GitHub


Creating a project in SAP Web IDE and importing it into GitHub

By SathyaBhat

Part 3 of 6, Collaborative Development Using GitHub and SAP Web IDE

You will learn

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to import an existing SAP Web IDE project into your previously created GitHub repository.


  1. Go to and log in to your SAP HANA Cloud Platform cockpit.

  2. To open SAP Web IDE, click on the Services tab in the navigation bar, scroll down and then click the SAP Web IDE tile to open the SAP Web IDE service page.

    Find SAP Web IDE

  3. Click on Open SAP Web IDE to launch SAP Web IDE.

    Open SAP Web IDE

  4. Open your existing project in SAP Web IDE by clicking on FileImport.

  5. Once your project is open, right-click on your Project folder and click on GitInitialize Local Repository.

    Create local Git repository

  6. In the Configure Git Repository dialog box, enter your GitHub Organization repository’s URL

    a. Fetch the Remote repository URL by heading over to the GitHub Organization URL. Click on the Clone or Download button and then select the icon to copy URL to clipboard selecting the Repository.

    Select remote repository URL

    b. Paste this URL into the remote repository textbox.

    Paste remote repository URL

  7. Your project is now initialized with a Git repository and linked to the GitHub platform. You can open the Git pane on the right sidebar to verify this.

    Git repository initialized

  8. Next, commit the project files to the local Git repository by clicking on Stage all checkbox, enter a commit description and then click on the Commit button.

    Git changes committed

  9. Next to synchronize GitHub repository and local repository changes, click on the Pull button. Enter your GitHub credentials.

    Pull GitHub changes

  10. Once the pull is complete you’ll notice the README file created on GitHub is now available in Web IDE project workspace.

    Pull complete

  11. To push your local changes to GitHub.

    a. Click on the Push button and select Remote Branch

    Push to GitHub

    b. Select origin/master as the remote branch and click on OK.

    Select GitHub remote

    c. Enter your GitHub credentials and click on OK.

    d. Once push is completed you will see a notification message on the top right corner.

    Push completed

  12. Go to the Organization GitHub URL and you will notice that the changes are now published.

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