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Web dynpro abap : Xstring to HTML


In my abap web dynpro application, I have an Xstring that I want to view in my brower as HTML.

Do you know how to do this?

Thanks in advance


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  • Oct 08, 2008 at 02:37 PM

    Well the iFrame UI element is technically depreciated and shouldn't be used any longer, but technically it is about the only way to currently display custom HTML inside of Web Dynpro. In later SP levels you also have the formattedTextView, but the elements from HTML that it can display are very limited.

    To convert the XSTRING, you would just have to convert the XSTRING to STRING. For that I would suggest using the CL_ABAP_CONV_IN_CE class.

        convin  type ref to cl_abap_conv_in_ce,
        buffer type xstring
       text_buffer type string.
    call method cl_abap_conv_in_ce=>create
              input       = buffer
              conv        = convin.
          call method convin->read
              data = text_buffer.

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    Oct 08, 2008 at 02:47 PM

    Thanks Thomas,

    What do you suggest for displaying my custom html?


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    • Well me being an SAP employee, I guess I can't technically recommend the iFrame since it is depreciated; but technically it will meet your needs. Just keep in mind that there is no session handling or authentication for the iFrame. However if your passing it HTML directly this doesn't appear to be a problem. If I could recommend this, then I would suggest that you place the HTML into a cached response object in the ICM and generate a temporary URL pointing to it. You know something like this (not that I'm recommending that you do that):

      data lo_el_text type ref to if_wd_context_element.
        data lv_html_text type wd_this->element_text-html_text.
        data lv_iframe_url type wd_this->element_context-iframe_url.
        lo_el_text = wd_context->get_child_node( name = wd_this->wdctx_text )->get_element( ).
            name =  `HTML_TEXT`
            value = lv_html_text ).
      ****Create the cached response object that we will insert our content into
        data: cached_response type ref to if_http_response.
        create object cached_response
            add_c_msg        = 1.
      *  cached_response->set_compression( options = cached_response->IF_HTTP_ENTITY~CO_COMPRESS_IN_ALL_CASES ).
        try. " ignore, if compression can not be switched on
            call method cached_response->set_compression
                options = cached_response->co_compress_based_on_mime_type
                others  = 1.
          catch cx_root.
      ****set the data and the headers
        data: l_app_type type string.
            cached_response->set_cdata( lv_html_text ).
            l_app_type = 'text/html'.
       cached_response->set_header_field( name  = if_http_header_fields=>content_type
                                           value = l_app_type ).
        cached_response->set_status( code = 200 reason = 'OK' ).
        cached_response->server_cache_expire_rel( expires_rel = 60 ).
        data: guid type guid_32.
        call function 'GUID_CREATE'
            ev_guid_32 = guid.
        concatenate '/sap/public' '/' guid '.' 'html' into lv_iframe_url.
      ****Cache the URL
        cl_http_server=>server_cache_upload( url      = lv_iframe_url
                                             response = cached_response ).
        wd_context->get_element( )->set_attribute(
          name =  `IFRAME_URL`
          value = lv_iframe_url ).