Tuesday, 08 June 2021 13:15

Easy way to download internal table data to an Excel file in the Presentation Server

Written by Kallol Chakraborty
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In certain cases, you need to download internal table data in Excel in the Presentation Server. I have tried different FMs but they were not fulfilling my requirements properly. Some of them are complex to implement also. So, I am writing this blog post describing an easy way.

The code mentioned below can be simply copied & changing the internal table & the download path will help to achieve the output in an Excel file in the Presentation Server.


Please follow the below steps

  1. Create a type for the Column names of the internal table.
     TYPES : BEGIN OF ty_struct, col_name(30), END OF ty_struct, ty_columns TYPE STANDARD TABLE OF ty_struct WITH EMPTY KEY.​
  2. Declare the necessary internal tables.
    DATA : lt_columns TYPE ty_struct, lt_temp TYPE dfies_tab.
  3. Fetch the column names of the DDIC structure using the FM: ‘DDIF_FIELDINFO_GET’. If you are not using a DDIC structure then you will have to populate the headers explicitly. For populating headers explicitly please check this Link.
    TRY. CALL FUNCTION 'DDIF_FIELDINFO_GET' EXPORTING tabname = 'ZSTRUCTURE_NAME' langu = sy-langu TABLES dfies_tab = lt_temp EXCEPTIONS not_found = 1 internal_error = 2 OTHERS = 3. IF sy-subrc = 0. lt_columns = CORRESPONDING #( lt_temp MAPPING col_name = fieldtext ). ENDIF. CATCH cx_root. "Please write your own exception handling code here ENDTRY.​​
  4. Call the FM: ‘MS_EXCEL_OLE_STANDARD_DAT’. Pass both the tables namely DATA table  COLUMN NAME (lt_columns) table & then the file download path.
    IF gt_data_table IS NOT INITIAL. CALL FUNCTION 'MS_EXCEL_OLE_STANDARD_DAT' EXPORTING file_name = p_download TABLES data_tab = gt_data_table fieldnames = lt_columns EXCEPTIONS file_not_exist = 1 filename_expected = 2 communication_error = 3 ole_object_method_error = 4 ole_object_property_error = 5 invalid_pivot_fields = 7 download_problem = 8 OTHERS = 9. IF sy-subrc <> 0. MESSAGE ID sy-msgid TYPE sy-msgty NUMBER sy-msgno WITH sy-msgv1 sy-msgv2 sy-msgv3 sy-msgv4. ELSE. MESSAGE |File downloaded successfully| TYPE 'S'. ENDIF. ENDIF. ​
  5. That’s it. ?

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