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DOI with Word

Hi All,

this is my first question in this SAP Community, I hope for a lot of responses 😊

I am faced with following Problem:

Already implemented:

I have Word forms with individual layouts used as a template for letters.

In SAP I have an own report, where I can choose the content for the letter. For e.g: Company, Bank, Account Informations.

The template layout can contain single textfields or textfields in a tablestructure.

The contenttext of the textfields is specified. E.g.: &VB.BUTXT& - here I know that I have to write the company description in

this field.

Furthermore it is possible to have conditions and indices.

E.g: &VPB[1].NAME_FIRST{STATUS_P2BUK= 3}& - (PB is an index for a Table in SAP with all contact persons of the chosen company)

- so here I have to fill the field with the first name of the first contact person where the contact person has a special


so, this is working fine with DOI. I am getting the data of the Word form imported in SAP in form of a table like this:







The value contains the conditions and i overwrite it with the correct content.

Now, here is my problem:
It should be possible to define fields in the word template like this:
&VPB[X].NAME_FIRST{STATUS_P2BUK= 3}& - the first name of every contact person with a special status = 3 should be inserted.
My problem is that if this field is defined in a table structure a new line should be added in the table for each person.
If it is defined in a special layout of multiple fields, this whole layout of fields has to be created new.

The person who designs the Word template don't know how many entires it would be.
I am free to define how the layout of the template should be created. It would be great if I can keep the current logic of the

ABAP part. But I am happy as well if there is an other solution.

The only decision is that I have to use DOI. Because SmartForms is too old? And for Adobeair you need a license?

Thanks for every response!

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  • Posted on Jul 30, 2012 at 12:37 PM


    The only solution I can see is that you have in your word template the table with as many &VPB[X] fields& as you need ... After you can feed or not these fields...

    The other solution is to generete a VB script behind your template that can delete all the rows you don't need, or you can generate a list of all your person and use this list to feed the word template...

    If you send your word template, probably I can understand better your need.

    Hope to help, bye.

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    • Former Member Roberto Vacca


      yes, we discussed to use macro VBs in some way.

      But the only colleague who knows VB is on holiday at the moment.

      I have now tried to use OLE Methods/ properties to get forward. Isn't a OLE method an existing Word VB function? I havn't found a list of possible methods/ properties.

      At the moment I can insert a table into the document, but still only at the beginning. So i am still facing the same problem to somehow define the position.

      Thx for your help

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