Friday, November 5, 2010

How to Install SAPLink

Here in Part1 we are discussing about the detailed Installation process of main application and Plugins both (NUGG and SLNK type) and in Part2 we will discuss in detail working with SAPLink

Download SAPLink
Download SAPLINK_INSTALL-*.ZIP from the following link.
Click here for Download Main Installation Files
Note: * Means it can be vary release to release.

Installing SAPLink
After unzip the above downloaded file you will find the following two main file in it.


Follow the following Steps for Installation.

1. Go to T-Code SE38
2. Create a new Executable Program with the name ZAPPLINK_INSTALLER. You can save this program as a local Object because we use this only for First time installing SAPLink application.
3. Copy code from ZSAPLINK_INSTALLER.TXT file and paste in the Created Program
4. Save and Activate Program
5. Now Execute the Program using F8 Key
6. Following Screen will appear

Installer Initial Screen

7. In Field Installation Nugget Press F4 or Click on the Search Help Icon on the right hand side of the Field
8. Following Dialog Box will appear from here you need to select that NUGG_SAPLINK-*.NUGG File

Note:  If you will Check Overwrite Originals Option as Shown in the Picture it will overwrite all you existing object so be careful here.

Select File for Installation

9. Selecting required NUGG_SAPLINK-*.NUGG file Click Open button, path and file name will appear in the Field
10. Now press F8 to Start Installing.
11. Following Dialog Box will appear for every Object, Select for your relevant Package name as I am Selecting ZFSL and select SAVE Button (Displaying in the box Bottom Left).

Save Dialog

12. After Selecting SAVE Button a box will appear for Transport Request as you often see, Create a Request for First Object and save all other in the same Request.
13. After a Short time following message will appear with the name of installed objects.


In the 1st Column Installed indicate that this object installed successfully, 2nd column is showing the type of the object here CLAS mean Class and PROG mean Program, 3rd Column is displaying the name of the Object.

14. Open the all object in the relevant T-Code and Active one by one for example SE24 for Classes and SE38 for Program in this case. You also have to Active a STATUS of Program ZSAPLINK for this Open T-Code SE41 give the program name in Program text filed and Press F4 in the STATUS Text Filed it will automatically select SELOBJ activate this too.
15. After activating all the objects open program ZSAPLINK using T-Code SE38 and Press F8 for Execute.
16. The following Screen will appear

Main Screen

7. There are two Tabs Nugget and Slinkee, Nugget is for operations on .NUGG file and Slinkee for .SLNK

Now you have INSTALL SAPLINK application successfully.

Builtin Plugins
The two Plugins showing in the picture are builtin you don’t need to install these.

Builtin Plugins

Download Plugins

Click here for Download Plugins

Installing Plugins
There are two types of file available for all Plugins .NUGG and SLNK. Here we will try to install both of these.

Installing NUGG Plugins
In the following Example we are going to install Plugin for ABAP Dictionary Objects. This NUGG_SAPLINK_DDIC-0.1.0.nugg will use to install DDIC Plugins as it is a .nugg file so we will select Nugget Tab.

1. Select Radio Button Import Nugget
2. In the text field Nugget File Name Select the .NUGG file you want to install, Here we are installing NUGG_SAPLINK_DDIC-0.1.0.nugg so we will select this.
3. After Selecting the File Press F8 to Start Installation (Follow Above Installing SAPLink Steps 11 and 12)
4. After few seconds a window with the following message will appear.

Plugin DDIC Installed

5. Green icon means Installed Successfully now you just need to active all these given objects.

Note: .NUGG file can have one or more than one object but .SLNK can have only one object.

Installing SLNK Plugins
For installing .SLNK select the Slinkee Tab as shown in the following picture

Slinkee Tab

1. Select Radio Button Import Slinkee
2. In the text field Slinkee File Name Select the .SLNK file you want to install
3. After Selecting the File Press F8 to Start Installation. (Follow Above Installing SAPLink Steps 11 and 12)
4. It will display name of the Installed object this time it will be only one because we can place only one object in .SLNK file. (Open and Active this Object)

Possible Warning or Error Messages While Installing

1. If you have Check: the Overwrite Originals Check Box and you have already have some installed components than you can get the following pop up for conformation.

Overwrite Pop UP

You can select accordingly

Yes, will only overwrite current Object
Yes to all, will overwrite all Objects
Cancel, will cancel the process

2. If you didn’t check: the Overwrite Originals Check Box and you have already have some installed components than you can see the following message.

In Case of Nugget

Already Exists NUGG

In Case of Slinkee

Already Exists SLINK


theshivu said...

I want to download all the objects under a package through nugg how can i achieve this , when i was adding objects to a nugget its giving a message regarding "choose a valid function"

Unknown said...

Can you share ZSAPLINK nugget file.
I am trying to import some objects but getting this error: "There is no installed SAPlink plugin for object type MSAG ". it's urgent. please help.

Faisal Altaf said...


Try to use below link

Thanks and Regards,

SAP Tech said...

Great post.. Keep up the good work!!

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Willi said...

I have tried to do the installation on S/4HANA System and get a dump in line 4578. Isn't it possible to install it in S/4HANA 1709?

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