Update Function for the Studio
Working with a current version of the studio helps you avoid errors that have already been corrected by SAP. Hence you should make sure that you keep your studio installation up-to-date. SAP usually publishes new studio builds every two weeks on the SAP Service Marketplace. You can check the build date of you installation under Help About SAP Solutions OnDemand Studio.
The update of the studio was a little cumbersome in the past: You had to uninstall the studio, get the latest version from the SAP Service Marketplace and install it. In the SAP Solutions OnDemand Studio 1302, this process has now been greatly simplified with the Check for Updates function in the Help menu. When you select this function, the studio checks if a newer version of your studio is available on the SAP Service Marketplace. In case a new version is available, you are informed accordingly and you can directly start an update process.
The update process automatically uninstalls the studio, downloads the latest version from the SAP Service Marketplace and installs it. Please make sure to save your work before updating the studio. You require the same authorization for this process as for the manual download of the studio from the SAP Service Marketplace. In case of problems please check if you can manually download the studio from the SAP Service Marketplace.
As of release 1305 (build date 2013-07-24 or newer), the studio can check for updates automatically. If you want to use this function, you have to enable it under Administration Options and Settings Update.
When you activate the Check for updates function, the studio periodically checks for a new version when you start the studio.
The manual Check for Updates function (starting release 1302) and the automated Check for Updates function (starting release 1305) should make it pretty easy for you to keep your studio installation up-to-date.