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display/edit of document in SAP UI5/Fiori

Hi Experts,

We have a requirement to display and edit the documents(Microsoft word , excel, ppt) through UI5/Fiori application which are saved in backend.

Is it possible to embed any editing tool in UI5 and Fiori?

Please let me know if anyone has worked on this requirement.



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  • Sep 12, 2017 at 01:30 PM


    I am not sure why you would want to edit an excel document in UI5?

    SAPUI5 has a PDF viewer which will help you display a pdf file.

    You can generate a csv file from a table with relative ease.

    I am not sure using UI5 as a means to edit WORD or EXCEL docs is good use case (no offense meant),

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    • The above reference is a control to upload documents. Its not a scenario where excel documents are ever edited within UI5. You could pull down the document and, with Office365, edit within the browser - no-one would want to do that within a UI5 control? Not sure what you are getting at.

  • Sep 12, 2017 at 11:52 AM

    Sure this can be achieved,

    Before that Can you mention few more details:

    1. Which is the Backend System ---- SAP?

    2. Are all the files (Microsoft word , excel, ppt) maintained in custom table or standard tables?



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    • Hi Puneet,

      You are able to download the documents -- Great,

      Firstly, As the downloaded sits on app level - you may change the contents of the file on app level (User interface) and re-upload the file to SAP Backend using the logic specified earlier by me -- As I fear the ain't overwrite functionality available for the files in SAP Backend.

      Note: This may not be the BEST PRACTICE, May be Krishna Kishor Kammaje can comment. =)


      Pavan G