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ANN: SAP GUI for Java 7.40 rev 3 available for download

Hi all,

SAP GUI for Java 7.40 rev 3 is now available for download.

Enhancements and New Features

  • Enhanced Search:
    • Support for limiting the search text to the field length has been implemented.
    • It is now possible to continuously type also while a search request is currently in process.
  • DropDown Listbox:
    • The feature to navigate and select an item by typing multiple characters has been implemented.
    • Navigating in the list using the keyboard is now consistent with SAP GUI for Windows.
  • Calendar Control:
    • Calendar Control now is based on the Date and Time API introduced in Java SE 8. This has not only greatly simplified the implementation but also added the possibility to support different calendaring systems.
    • For Linux and OS X, the handling of paths has been made more robust regarding ABAP coding using the wrong path separator.
    • In method EXECUTE the parameter DEFAULT_DIRECTORY now is honored in case the document or application path is relative.
  • Display of PDF based Content:
    • A new version of the component to display PDFs is improving font management for some languages.
  • OS X only:
    • The rendering performance has been improved by using imaging API, that is hardware accelerated also on OS X. This also reduces resource consumption.


  • Table Control:
    • The rendering of disabled line selection buttons has been corrected.
  • Html Control:
    • The query for the background color has returned a wrong value, which in some cases resulted in unreadable text.
    • When running embedded in Eclipse, problems with URLStreamHandlers resulted in showing empty areas instead of html content.
  • Tree Control:
    • An issue where calling CL_GUI_COLUMN_TREE->ADJUST_COLUMN_WIDTH has calculated an incorrect column width has been solved.
  • Display of PDF based Content:
    • Running with de-CH locale, the EURO sign has not been displayed.

For details please refer to the manual (chapter "6.2 Release Notes and System Requirements" and "2. Installation") of the PlatinManual and SAP note 2059424.

Please use Java 8 Update 40 or newer, because some known issues related to the Html control component have been addressed.

Planning information

SAP GUI for Java 7.30 is no longer supported. Therefore please upgrade to SAP GUI for Java 7.40.

For migrating your landscape configuration, please refer to the SAP UI Landscape Configuration Guide.

Best regards

Rolf-Martin Wörsinger

P.S. For feedback and questions, please post a new thread.

In case you want to report an issue, preferably create a support message on component BC-FES-JAV.