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Aug 01, 2006 at 07:28 PM

File Download / Upload Question


Hi All,

In my BSP application, I am downloading the contents of internal table to a CSV file format. For this, i initially convert the data line to XSTRING using 'SCMS_STRING_TO_XSTRING' function module with the mimetype being 'APPLICATION/MSEXCEL; charset=utf-16le'. As can be seen in the below code, i then use the standard code to write the contents as an attachment. Please note that at this point, the file is stored as a CSV file, but the file type seems to be unicode text. I make some changes to the file and save it. And, i try to load the same file, i am getting a file open error. However, when i open the file in Excel and save as type 'CSV', i am able to successfully load it. How do i change so that the BSP save as File type "Comma Separated". Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks,Raj

Below is the code:

Download File -

app_type = 'APPLICATION/MSEXCEL; charset=utf-16le'.

call function 'SCMS_STRING_TO_XSTRING'


text = lv_line_item

mimetype = app_type


buffer = l_xstring


failed = 1

others = 2.

mresponse->delete_header_field( name =

if_http_header_fields=>cache_control ).

mresponse->delete_header_field( name = if_http_header_fields=>expires


mresponse->delete_header_field( name = if_http_header_fields=>pragma


  • start Excel viewer either in the Browser or as a separate window

mresponse->set_header_field( name = 'content-disposition'

value = 'attachment; filename = test.csv' ).

data l_len type i.

l_len = xstrlen( lt_xstring ).

mresponse->set_data( data = lt_xstring

length = l_len ).

navigation->response_complete( ).

Upload File -

lcl_data ?= cl_htmlb_manager=>get_data(

request = runtime->server->request

name = 'fileUpload'

id = 'SalesFile').

lv_str =

cl_abap_conv_in_ce=>create( input = lcl_data->file_content ).

lv_str->read( importing data = v_filedata ).