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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.

Regards,

Puneet

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  • Sep 12, 2017 at 01:30 PM

    Hi,

    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?

    BR,

    PG

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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. =)

      Thanks,

      Pavan G