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Getting Started

Installing the UI5 CLI


  • Node.js (version 10 or higher ⚠️)


npm install --global @ui5/cli

# Verify installation
ui5 --help

⚡️ Quick Start: OpenUI5 Sample App

Check out the OpenUI5 Sample App featuring a full blown How-to to play around with the UI5 Tooling.

Enable an Existing Project

You can easily check whether or not a project (application or library) can already be used with the UI5 Tooling by looking for a ui5.yaml file in the project's root directory.
This file (with some exceptions) is required for all projects and their dependencies (e.g. reuse libraries) to use them in the UI5 Tooling.


If your project is not set up for use with the UI5 Tooling yet, follow these steps:

  1. If your project does not have a package.json file, let npm generate it:

    npm init --yes

  2. Generate the ui5.yaml file:

    ui5 init

  3. Define the framework you want to use

    You can choose between the OpenUI5 and the SAPUI5 Framework. Don't know which one to choose? Check out our documentation on the differences between OpenUI5 and SAPUI5.


    ui5 use openui5@latest


    ui5 use sapui5@latest

  4. Add required libraries

    ui5 add sap.ui.core sap.m themelib_sap_fiori_3 # [...]

  5. If you are using Git or similar version control, commit package.json and ui5.yaml to your repository.

Hooray! 🎉 You can now use the UI5 Tooling in your project!

Execute ui5 serve to start a local development server or use ui5 build --all to create an optimized version of your project, including all of its dependencies which you can deploy from the created ./dist directory.