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this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action

Dec 01, 2017 at 12:35 AM

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Hi,

SAP Business Explorer 7.4 and SAP GUI for Windows 7.40 (Patch 7) is installed in the Windows 7 64 Bit Enterprise edition. When user is trying to export "this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action" occurs. Refer the attached screenshot.

Office 2013 and Access 2010 is installed in the machine. Verified the "Default Programs" Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\" and everything configured properly.

can someone help to solve the issue

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Lars Breddemann
Dec 01, 2017 at 12:56 AM
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Looks like the user double-clicked on a .XML file.

Since XML files are plain text files, the user could simply open it with any text editor, e.g. notepad or notepad++.

Given the path of the file, I guess it is actually an MS Excel file that uses XML as a container format. These files are recognized correctly when they have the file extension.XLSX (also see https://support.office.com/en-us/article/file-formats-that-are-supported-in-excel-0943ff2c-6014-4e8d-aaea-b83d51d46247),

In short, the user might try to rename the file so that the file name ends in .xlsx instead of .xml.

Then Windows should associate it with Excel and open the file in Excel.

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Hello Lars Breddemann,

Thanks for your reply. Attached the screenshot where it displays in SAP for other user and it works. But I do not know what is missing in the problematic machine.

Please let me know if any addtional software or add it, plugin needs to be installed

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Have you tried what I proposed and simply saved the file with the correct file name extension?

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