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Display Image in Adobe from using RAWSTRING data


My requirement is to print an image in Adobe form based on the RAWSTRING received from a front end non-SAP app.

The images are stored on the front end app and the converted RAWSTRING is sent back to SAP system based on user selection. SAP program receives the data as a 2000 character RAWSTRING format through a RFC call.

In Adobe form, I have created an image field and mapped to a graphics node in context menu. In code initialization section, RFC populates the XSTRING variable mapped to graphics node, however, image is not getting displayed on the form.

I tried to put an image in MIME and used it in form, and it worked.

I want your help to understand:

  1. Is it required to convert RAWSTRING to XSTRING before it is used in form?
  2. Is there any way to check the incoming RAWSTRING valid
  3. Is there any other way to achieve this requirement?



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4 Answers

  • Apr 18, 2018 at 04:26 PM

    "Is it required to convert RAWSTRING to XSTRING "

    This question simply makes no sense.

    Please look up the documentation about built-in dictionary types and ABAP types.

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  • Apr 18, 2018 at 01:23 PM

    Hi Alok,

    Try to upload graphics with transaction SE78 and then method below can help you.

    CALL METHOD cl_ssf_xsf_utilities=>get_bds_graphic_as_bmp.


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  • Feb 04 at 10:09 PM

    On the context, the graphic MIME type is 'IMAGE/BMP'?

    Are you inserting an image field and marking the check box “Embed Image Data” on the forma layout?

    Try to download the image and open It

    Use the methods below: cl_gui_frontend_services=>file_save_dialog cl_document_bcs=>xstring_to_solix cl_gui_frontend_services=>gui_download

    Sample code

    " Download the image

    DATA: lv_filename TYPE string,

    lv_path TYPE string,

    lv_fullpath TYPE string,

    lv_user_action TYPE i.

    CALL METHOD cl_gui_frontend_services=>file_save_dialog


    file_filter = '*.jpg'

    default_extension = 'jpg'

    default_file_name = 'file_name'

    initial_directory = 'C:\TEMP\'


    filename = lv_filename

    path = lv_path

    fullpath = lv_fullpath

    user_action = lv_user_action


    cntl_error= 1

    error_no_gui = 2

    invalid_default_file_name = 3

    not_supported_by_gui = 4

    OTHERS = 5.

    DATA(lt_jpg_content) = cl_document_bcs=>xstring_to_solix( ip_xstring = <your xstring> ).

    CALL METHOD cl_gui_frontend_services=>gui_download EXPORTING

    filename = lv_filename

    filetype = 'BIN'


    data_tab = lt_jpg_content


    file_not_found = 1

    file_write_error = 2

    filesize_not_allowed = 3

    invalid_type = 4

    no_batch = 5

    gui_refuse_filetransfer = 8

    OTHERS = 10.

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  • Feb 05 at 12:50 AM

    1. RAWSTRING is equal to XSTRING in abap, you dont have to convert (unless your word "rawstring" mean difference). anyway, you could find alot of convert method from class CL_BCS_CONVERT if you need to.

    2. idk if there is a way to check it, maybe not since that string could be anything and dont have syntax...idk.

    3. it might be related to mime_type parameter, could you set a fixed mime type (like bmp => mime type = IMAGE/BMP...) and see what happend?

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