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I am reading word file content from application server using OPEN DATASET

May 04, 2017 at 03:27 PM


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Hello Every One,

I have a requirement ,

There is a one word file in DMS.

I have to replace the variable data in that,

for that i am sending the word file to application server and

using the Open Dataset input reading the data from the file into internal table.


When I am reading a word file from application server data is coming in '#' format.

How can i resolve it or is there any other option to archive this functionality.

Need experts Help please.



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Jelena Perfiljeva
May 05, 2017 at 07:36 PM

Do you understand that .doc format is not a text format and you can't simply open it as a plain text file and "change a value"? Have you ever tried opening a .doc file in Notepad or other plain text editor? Go ahead and try.

You'd need some application that can read .doc format to open the file and make changes in it. .docx format is different from .doc though but still not the plain text either.

You might want to reevaluate the business requirement here. It's a bit unusual to expect an ABAP program to manipulate Word files in DMS in this way.

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