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Exporting ALV to a spreadsheet using XXL format causes MESSAGE_TYPE_X after BI 7.30 upgrade


We have recently upgraded our NetWeaver BI 7.0 system to NetWeaver BI 7.3. Since the upgrade, attempts to export an ABAP List view to a spreadsheet have been failing and causing a short dump of type MESSAGE_TYPE_X. We are using SAPGUI 730 patch 6 to access the system. Has anyone seen this and know what the solution is? Here are the steps to recreate the issue:

  • Open a transaction that create an ABAP List View, select option Export -> Spreadsheet
  • Select the All Available Formats option 'Excel (In Existing XXL Format)' as shown and click the check

  • Acknowledge any dialogs about formatting and file security (if applicable)
  • Select the 'Table' option in the 'Export list object to XXL' and Microsoft Excel in the dialogs as shown

  • a MESSAGE_TYPE_X error occurs

Does anyone have an idea of the cause of this issue?



Text of the short dump:

Category ABAP Programming Error Runtime Errors MESSAGE_TYPE_X ABAP Program CL_GUI_CFW====================CP

Application Component BC-FES-CTL

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    Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 06:29 AM

    Hi Nathan

    Can you please check if the below note is helpful

    1929352 - MESSAGE_TYPE_X Dump when Executing a BPS Layout in Excel

    it is applicable for BW 7.30



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    • Former Member

      Hi Rishi-

      I believe this is the correct answer, thanks Rishi. I am going to test this further, as I no longer get the error, but another user does get the error. Any idea why this might be the case?

      I will update this thread with the results of further testing.

      Kind regards,


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