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error when using CONVERT_OTF function module

Dear Friends,

In many of our reports we are using the function module CONVERT_OTF to send the output as a mail the users.

But after the latest patch update we have came across a new problem. Mail is getting triggered and we can also see the icon or

the file in mail. But when we are opening the file we are getting the message that "THERE WAS AN ERROR OPENING THIS


Earlier this program has been working fine from last 2 years but after updating the patch in the of August 2009. This problem we are

facing. All our mails are not working.



Edited by: Rob Burbank on Sep 7, 2009 3:12 PM

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  • Posted on Sep 07, 2009 at 03:28 PM

    Hi vamshi,

    the error looks as if issued by your mail client.

    It could be related to some kind of unicode question. Check with your BASIS guys.

    You may check Note 1299738 - Various problems with spool requests in Unicode systems.



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      Dear Clemens,

      Thank you for the immediate response. I have checked the program in Debug Mode. When we are passing the data to the CONVERT_OTF the output table of the function module is showing the data in some Unicode format in the tables OTF and LINES.

      Out of the FM is in completely special characters and this is after updating the latest patch.

      We are using Release 700 Level 19 and Service Package SAPKA70019.

      Thanks and Regards

      Vamshi Sreerangam

      Edited by: vamshi sreerangam on Sep 8, 2009 5:54 AM

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