GeneXus for SAP Systems Hardware and Software Requirements

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The minimum and recommended specifications for GeneXus for SAP Systems are listed below. While minimum specifications will allow you to run GeneXus for SAP Systems, recommended specifications will ensure the best experience.

The user running GeneXus will need administrator rights as GeneXus requires administrator privileges to function properly.

Hardware Requirements

* Processor: minimum of 1 GHz (multi-core recommended)
* Memory: minimum of 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
* Hard disk: minimum of 1.2 GB of disk space for the installation. You will need additional space or a shared disk unit to create the knowledge bases and to generate the code.

Software Requirements

 Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1, 4.7.2 or 4.8 (Check its requirements, specifically the supported Windows Versions here(1))
* Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or higher (Express, Standard or any other Edition) or LocalDB
* Microsoft Internet Explorer. Minimum Version: 6.0 SP1 (11 or higher recommended)(2)
Apache Maven 3.6.1 or higher(3)

(1) For Live Editing, Windows 8.1 or higher is required.
(2) Internet Explorer base libraries are used for web (HTML) editor. See below "Supported Internet Browsers" for application runtime requirements.
(3) For installing or distributing modules.


Generation and prototyping requirements:

Generator Requirements
Java (1)

* Oracle JDK or Open JDK 1.8 or higher
* Servlet API implementation file for Web environments (for example servlet-api.jar file)

Native Mobile(2)

(1) - Apache Tomcat is the only servlets server supported for prototyping locally.

(2) - Knowledge base Navigator does not support prototyping Offline Apps. Take a look at Offline Native Mobile Applications Requirements.

Execution requirements:

Generator Requirements
Java * JRE 1.8
* J2EE Server or Servlet Server
Native Mobile * Apple Requirements 
* Android Requirements

(1) - The SAP HANA JDBC Driver (ngdbc.jar) is not distributed with GeneXus. It must be copied to web/drivers directory from SAP Cloud Platform SDK installation directory (e.g c:\Hana\repository\.archive\lib). For more information, check this video on GeneXus Training site

Supported Internet Browsers:

Web applications generated using GeneXus run seamlessly on the browsers mentioned below. The table below also mentions the minimum supported versions of the browsers.

Browser Minimum Version Recommended Version
Internet Explorer Minimum version: 10.0 11.0 or higher(1)
Mozilla Firefox Minimum version: 3.0 10 or higher(1)
Google Chome Minimum version: 6.0 17 or higher(1)
Safari Minimum version: 5.0 6.0 or higher(1)
Microsoft Edge Minimum version:20.0 20.0


1 - If Server.Socket external object and Responsive Web Design (RWD) features are used, these are Minimum supported Versions.

In all cases, the latest available browser version is recommended, primarily because of improvements related to performance and security.