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Formatting issue in XML file download

I am using CALL TRANSFORMATION to convert the internal table data into XML string. Then I am using TRANSFER statement to write the XML string to the application server file.

There is no issue in downloading the XML file into application server. The issue occurs when we open a HUGE XML file. We are getting formatting errors like

In a textpad, single line, the maximum number of characters is 65559 (not sure..this is what I get) and because of this sometimes a LINE BREAK occurs on a TAG. This causes the issue.

Is there any way to download the data from the XML string with correct formatting?

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    Posted on Sep 19, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    CALL TRANSFORMATION doesn't work well with huge internal tables.

    You can create your own XML document with interface IF_IXML_DOCUMENT defined in package SIXML. You can find examples and much more.

    Find in blogs all about XML .There are several pages about the theme

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    Posted on Sep 19, 2008 at 12:26 PM


    here is the procedure which will solve ur problem:

    Firstly exported the data to memory using the FM LIST_FROM_MEMORY.

    listobject = t_listobject
    not_found = 1
    OTHERS = 2.
    IF sy-subrc 0.
    MESSAGE e000(su) WITH text-001.
    *then i converted it into ASCII using LIST_TO_ASCI,*
    listasci = t_xlstab
    listobject = t_listobject
    empty_list = 1
    list_index_invalid = 2
    OTHERS = 3.
    IF sy-subrc NE 0.
    MESSAGE e003(yuksdbfzs).
    *This gives the data in ASCII format separated by '|' and the header has '-', dashes. If you use this internal table directly without any proccesing in SO_NEW_DOCUMENT_ATT_SEND_API1, then you will not get a good excel sheet attachment. To overcome this limitation, i used cl_abap_char_utilities=>newline and cl_abap_char_utilities=>horizontal_tab to add horizontal and vertical tabs to the internal table, replacing all occurences of '|' with*
    *Set the doc_type as 'XLS', create the body and header using the packing_list and pass the data to be downloaded to SO_NEW_DOCUMENT_ATT_SEND_API1 as contents_bin.*
    *This will create an excel attachment.*
    *Sample code for formatting the data for the attachment in excel format.*u2022	
    *Format the data for excel file download* 
    LOOP AT t_xlstab INTO wa_xlstab .
    DESCRIBE TABLE t_xlstab LINES lw_cnt.
    CLEAR lw_sytabix.
    lw_sytabix = sy-tabix.
    *u2022	If not new line then replace '|' by tabs* 
    IF NOT wa_xlstab EQ cl_abap_char_utilities=>newline.
    WITH cl_abap_char_utilities=>horizontal_tab.
    MODIFY t_xlstab FROM wa_xlstab .
    CLEAR wa_xlstab.
    wa_xlstab = cl_abap_char_utilities=>newline.
    IF lw_cnt NE 0 .
    lw_sytabix = lw_sytabix + 1.
    *u2022	Insert new line for the excel data* 
    INSERT wa_xlstab INTO t_xlstab INDEX lw_sytabix.
    lw_cnt = lw_cnt - 1.
    CLEAR wa_xlstab.
    **Sample code for creating attachment and sending mail:**
    FORM send_mail .
    u2022	Define the attachment format 
    lw_doc_type = 'XLS'.
    u2022	Create the document which is to be sent 
    lwa_doc_chng-obj_name = 'List'.
    lwa_doc_chng-obj_descr = w_subject. "Subject
    lwa_doc_chng-obj_langu = sy-langu.
    *u2022	Fill the document data and get size of message* 
    LOOP AT t_message.
    lt_objtxt = t_message-line.
    APPEND lt_objtxt.
    DESCRIBE TABLE lt_objtxt LINES lw_tab_lines.
    IF lw_tab_lines GT 0.
    READ TABLE lt_objtxt INDEX lw_tab_lines.
    lwa_doc_chng-doc_size = ( lw_tab_lines - 1 ) * 255 + STRLEN( lt_objtxt ).
    lwa_doc_chng-obj_langu = sy-langu.
    lwa_doc_chng-sensitivty = 'F'.
    lwa_doc_chng-doc_size = 0.
    *u2022	Fill Packing List For the body of e-mail* 
    lt_packing_list-head_start = 1.
    lt_packing_list-head_num = 0.
    lt_packing_list-body_start = 1.
    lt_packing_list-body_num = lw_tab_lines.
    lt_packing_list-doc_type = 'RAW'.
    APPEND lt_packing_list.
    *u2022	Create the attachment (the list itself)* 
    DESCRIBE TABLE t_xlstab LINES lw_tab_lines.
    *u2022	Fill the fields of the packing_list for creating the attachment:* 
    lt_packing_list-transf_bin = 'X'.
    lt_packing_list-head_start = 1.
    lt_packing_list-head_num = 0.
    lt_packing_list-body_start = 1.
    lt_packing_list-body_num = lw_tab_lines.
    lt_packing_list-doc_type = lw_doc_type.
    lt_packing_list-obj_name = 'Attach'.
    lt_packing_list-obj_descr = w_docdesc.
    lt_packing_list-doc_size = lw_tab_lines * 255.
    APPEND lt_packing_list.
    *u2022	Fill the mail recipient list* 
    lt_reclist-rec_type = 'U'.
    LOOP AT t_recipient_list.
    lt_reclist-receiver = t_recipient_list-address.
    APPEND lt_reclist.
    *u2022	Finally send E-Mail* 
    document_data = lwa_doc_chng
    put_in_outbox = 'X'
    commit_work = 'X'
    sent_to_all = lw_sent_to_all
    packing_list = lt_packing_list
    object_header = lt_objhead
    contents_bin = t_xlstab
    contents_txt = lt_objtxt
    receivers = lt_reclist
    too_many_receivers = 1
    document_not_sent = 2
    document_type_not_exist = 3
    operation_no_authorization = 4
    parameter_error = 5
    x_error = 6
    enqueue_error = 7
    OTHERS = 8.

    hope it will help you



    Edited by: RAHUL SHARMA on Sep 19, 2008 2:29 PM

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