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Reading Excel data, FM: ALSM_EXCEL_TO_INTERNAL_TABLE problem

Hi all,

I'm using function module ALSM_EXCEL_TO_INTERNAL_TABLE, to read content of MS excel file and then I'm uploading those data into SAP. I'm facing probably performance problems within this module. My Excel file has 22000 rows and my ABAP program ends with short dump: MESSAGE_TYPE_X - Control Framework : Error processing control. Error occurs in function module AC_SYSTEM_FLUSH there is an exception raised:


Could it be that it has something to do with the performance of exchanging data between application server and front-end?

I've noticed that FM: ALSM_EXCEL_TO_INTERNAL_TABLE is reading excel file via windows clipboard (it selects whole range of workbook then it copies to clipboard). Does anybody know something more about this technique?

Regards, Martin

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    Posted on Feb 24, 2005 at 10:28 AM


    I wonder why that would happen. Any way, have you tried saving the excel file as a tab-delimited text file and using FM GUI_UPLOAD? Secondly, have you tried reducing the number of rows in excel file just to make sure that volume of data is causing problems?


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      Hi Martin,

      I went through the function module ALSM_EXCEL_TO_INTERNAL_TABLE .

      With this function it is not possible to download more than 9999 records from the excel sheet.

      This is so because :

      The return table is type ALSMEX_TABLINE

      and the fields rows and columns are numc with maximum length 4 due to which its not working.

      This is all what I could find there might be another way of doing it.

      Just let me also know if u find another way of doing it.



  • Posted on Feb 24, 2005 at 10:31 AM

    Hi Martin,

    Have a look at OSS Notes 129994 and 127666. Hope these notes give some inputs.



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