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May 28 at 01:10 PM

How to update files with RES Api

120 Views Last edit May 28 at 01:13 PM 2 rev

Hello SAP experts,

at the moment we have the following use case. We want to automatically upload a file to our SAP BO 4.2/4.3 frontend.

We already developed solutions for downloading reports or uploading files.

E.g. we have a function for upload

def file_upload(host: str, logon_token: str, folder_id: str, filename: str):
    document_url = f"http://{host}:6405/biprws/infostore/folder/{folder_id}/file"
    files = {'file': open(filename, 'rb')}     headers = {"X-SAP-LogonToken": logon_token}     
    res =, headers=headers, files=files)     
    return res.content

With this we want to create a webi Report that uses this file as a source.

The problem is that a repitition of the function dont update/replace the file instead it creates an additional file like file.xlsx + file[1].xlsx ...

We could delete and reupload the file but this destroys the internal file id and the depending webi report cannot be updated.

So i hope you understand my situation and have some idea. I expect that there is another type of requests that replaces a file correctly but i couldnt find such a thing in the documetation.