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Problems with PDF display...

Hi @ all,

I have a stupid problem that makes me confused.

I have stored some file attachments in SAP System via GOS

that works fine (some ppt, some pdf and so on) and I can see the attachments their and can also open them.

Now I would like to display them in my webside this works like following:

DATA l_filesize TYPE i.

DATA l_filesize_string TYPE string.

DATA l_mimetype_string TYPE string.

DATA ls_phio TYPE sdokobject.

DATA ls_file_info TYPE sdokfilaci.

DATA ls_xdata TYPE xstring.

DATA lt_file_info TYPE TABLE OF sdokfilaci.

DATA lt_content_binary TYPE sdokcntbins.

DATA lt_content_ascii TYPE sdokcntascs.

data lf_filename type string .

ls_phio = request->get_form_field( name = 'phio' ).



object_id = ls_phio


file_access_info = lt_file_info[]

file_content_ascii = lt_content_ascii[]

file_content_binary = lt_content_binary[]


not_existing = 1

not_authorized = 2

no_content = 3

bad_storage_type = 4


CHECK sy-subrc EQ 0.

READ TABLE lt_file_info INTO ls_file_info INDEX 1.

CHECK sy-subrc EQ 0.

l_filesize = ls_file_info-file_size.

l_mimetype_string = request->get_form_field( name

= 'mimetype' ).

  • set file size

l_filesize_string = l_filesize.

response->set_header_field( name = 'Content-Length'

value = l_filesize_string ).

  • set MIME-type

response->set_header_field( name = 'Content-Type'

value = l_mimetype_string ).

response->set_header_field( name = 'Cache-Control'

value = 'max-age=0' ).

lf_filename = ls_file_info-file_name.

response->set_header_field( name = 'Content-


value = lf_filename ).

IF NOT ls_file_info-binary_flg IS INITIAL.



input_length = l_filesize


buffer = ls_xdata


binary_tab = lt_content_binary[]


failed = 1


CHECK sy-subrc EQ 0.

response->delete_header_field( 'Cache-Control' ).

response->delete_header_field( 'Expires' ).

response->delete_header_field( 'Pragma' ).

  • send content data in the xstring to response object:

response->set_data( ls_xdata ).


navigation->response_complete( ).

--> It works wih any kind of file (Office, Pictures...) just when I have pdf it brings me back a initial web side... anyone a idea whats wrong??

Thanks Matthias

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  • author's profile photo Former Member
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    Posted on Mar 11, 2004 at 04:01 PM

    Hello Matthias,

    check out if you use HTML-code compression on your html-page/view.

    This raises often problems with PDF.

    Regards, Bernd

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      LOOP AT t_excel INTO ls_excel.

      DO .

      ASSIGN COMPONENT sy-index OF STRUCTURE ls_excel TO <ls_field>.

      IF NOT sy-subrc IS INITIAL.



      CALL METHOD z_convert_string_to_excel


      data = <ls_field>


      stringline = stringline

      linesize = linesize.


      CONCATENATE stringline cl_abap_char_utilities=>cr_lf

      INTO stringline.

      linesize = linesize + 2.


      --> Methodenparameter

      DATA Importing Type ANY

      STRINGLINE Exporting Type STRING

      LINESIZE Exporting Type I

      --> Methodencoding

      METHOD z_convert_string_to_excel.

      DATA: prc_field_char(8096) TYPE c,

      prc_data_type TYPE c,

      prc_blanks_length TYPE c,

      prc_field_string TYPE string,

      prc_line_string TYPE string,

      prc_tab_string TYPE string,

      prc_blanks TYPE string.

      DATA: par_write_field_seperator(1) VALUE ';'.


      class cl_abap_char_utilities definition load.

      prc_tab_string = cl_abap_char_utilities=>horizontal_tab.

      ASSIGN data TO <f>.

      DESCRIBE FIELD <f> TYPE prc_data_type.

      MOVE <f> TO prc_field_char.

      *Condense for type <> Char and String

      IF prc_data_type <> 'C' AND prc_data_type <> 'g'.

      CONDENSE prc_field_char.


      prc_field_string = prc_field_char.

      *Add tab character between fields

      CONCATENATE prc_line_string prc_field_string prc_tab_string

      INTO prc_line_string.

      linesize = linesize + STRLEN( prc_line_string ).

      CONCATENATE stringline prc_line_string INTO stringline.


      ---> das ganze als Xstring

      *XSTRING erzeugen



      text = stringline


      buffer = xstring


      failed = 1

      OTHERS = 2.

      und ausgeben...

      CREATE OBJECT ref_bsp_utility.

      CONCATENATE 'attachment; filename=' survey '.xls' INTO lf_filename.

      • xstring downloaden

      CALL METHOD ref_bsp_utility->download


      object_s = xfeld

      content_type = 'application/download'

      content_disposition = lf_filename

      response = response

      navigation = navigation.

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      navigation->response_complete( ).

  • author's profile photo Former Member
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    Posted on Mar 23, 2004 at 06:20 PM

    you said it works with everything EXCEPT pdf... have you checked your Adobe Acrobat settings?

    I had a similar problem, in Acrobat Reader use Edit->Preferences, then Internet, uncheck 'Display PDF in Browser.' You must be an administrator to do this. Also check Help->Online Support which has a lot of good information.

    Now Acrobat Reader should launch automatically...

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  • author's profile photo Former Member
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    Posted on Apr 08, 2004 at 08:19 AM

    Hi all,

    I got some trouble with PDF or EXCEL file when I want to display them. To solve this I store the file in the ICM cache , generate a dynamic URL then launch the generated's url. With this method you won't get problem links with version of I.E or Acrobat or EXCEL ......

    Perhaps that will solve your problem .



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