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Convertion of SAP data into Excel format (without file)


I'm looking for a FM to convert a SAP internal table into Excel format. Instead of an Excel file I need the binary Excel data in a SAP internal table again.

The FM SAP_CONVERT_TO_XLS_FORMAT is not usable because it stores the converted data into a given file.

Has anybody an idea how I can solve my problem?

Thanks in advance, Kay

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    Posted on Aug 17, 2005 at 01:19 PM

    Welcome to SDN.

    in the function module you have mentioned the following lines of code makes it to save it to a file.

    <b>call method l_iref_document->save_document_to_url</b>

    instead copy the FM to your custom name space and modify that portion to call method

    <b>call method l_iref_document->SAVE_DOCUMENT_TO_TABLE</b>

    Hope this helps.



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      Concatenate the individual fields, separated by the tab character, into a variable. Then write the variable field to the application server.

      • >>Code <<

      data: w_output(100) value '/home/ftp400/test_output'.

      DATA: wa_string(255).

      data: field1(10) value '1111111111',

      field2(10) value '2222222222'.

      open dataset w_output for output in text mode ENCODING DEFAULT.

      *CONSTANTS: w_tab TYPE x VALUE '09'.

      *If you have Unicode check active in program attributes then you will

      *need to declare constants as follows:

      *class cl_abap_char_utilities definition load.


      w_tab type c value cl_abap_char_utilities=>HORIZONTAL_TAB.

      CONCATENATE field1



      into wa_string.

      transfer wa_string to w_output.

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    Posted on Aug 17, 2005 at 01:16 PM

    Hi Kay,

    Can u be more specific in ur requirement? Do you mean that the data should be stored again in itab but no excel file should be generated?? If so, what is the purpose of doing this. Mebbe we can think of a different workaround if you could tell the exact need for it.



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