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SAP ADS Roadmap

ADS Roadmap which highlights our current releases as well as some upcoming innovations (including v12 enhancements).

(ADS 11.10 SP22, SP24)
Planned Innovations
(ADS 12.0)
Future Direction
(ADS 12.0 SPs)

Client Support

  • Support for Delphi XE7 and XE8 to
    TDataSet Components
  • Support for Visual Studio 2012,
  • Support for Entity Framework 5.0
    and 6.0
  • Support for Vulcan.NET build

Database Features

  • Multi-Row INSERT
  • Improved Scalar Functionality
  • Create Index Online
  • Database Triggers
  • Improved Online Alter Table
  • GUID and 64-bit Integer Field Types

Client Support

  • Visual Studio 2015
  • Delphi XE9 and future versions
  • Python 3.x
  • 64 bit version of ARC


  • Fixes for multiple customer
    reported issues for ADS Server and
  • Advantage .NET data provider
    installation for Visual Studio 2012


  • Archive File for Online Backup
  • Improved Differential Online Backup

New features

  • Web Platform for IIS
  • Task scheduler within ADS
  • Auditing features (read, write, DD changes)
  • Enum field type
  • Ability to send message to all connected


  • Fixes for OpenSSL security


  • Memo Block size configuration
  • Improved Memo Recycling
  • Memo and BLOB compression

Usability features

  • Point and click replication
  • Out of process AEP/Trigger execution


  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

Database Options and Client Support

  • Disable Compression of Dump Files
  • Max failed login for Remote Servers
  • Etag support for Advantage Web Platform
  • __rootdd System Alias
  • AdsFileToBinaryW, AdsBinaryToFileW

Performance upgrades

  • Optimize ADSCloseTable
  • Support LIKE operator in expression engine
  • Background index optimization


  • Faster Expression Parsing
  • Faster Expression Evaluation
  • Improved Online Reindex performance


  • Windows 10

This is the current state of planning and may be changed by SAP at any time.