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With the Database Studio database tool you can manage SAP MaxDB databases of version 7.5 and higher.

Note Note

From SAP MaxDB Version 7.7 onwards, Database Studio replaces the database tools Database Manager GUI and SQL Studio, and also offers additional functions (such as a GUI for the Loader program).

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Database Studio can be used on all operating systems supported by the database system. It is a component of the SAP MaxDB software. Database Studio runs on the Eclipse platform. To use Database Studio, you need the Java runtime environment, version ≥ 5.

This Database Studio documentation is a reference manual for the functions of Database Studio. For a comprehensive description of administration tasks that a database administrator must carry out, use the Database Administration documentation.


SAP MaxDB X Server (communication server) is started. Database Studio automatically starts X Server upon program startup. You only need to manually start X Server if it is has been stopped while you were working with Database Studio.

More information: X Server, Starting X Server


  • Creating and configuring databases

  • Defining database objects (data model)

  • Monitoring

  • Backing up and restoring

  • Import and export

  • User administration

  • Performance analysis

  • Troubleshooting

  • Access to repositories