SAP Note 975868 Conversions when downloading spreadsheets

Note Language: English Version: 9 Validity:
Valid Since 04.11.2011

Summary
Symptom
When you download a list for a spreadsheet, the generated file is always a text file that is separated by tabulators. This results in three problems: 1. The proposed "xls" file extension may be too specific to Excel for some users. In a Unicode system, the text file should be converted to a particular code page. Excel 2007 cannot directly open files that have the extension xls but are not true excel files. The system always then asks whether you really want to open the file.

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Other terms
Excel, LIST_CONVERT_TO_DAT, Excel 2007, Office 2007, xls

Reason and Prerequisites Solution
Import the Support Package below or implement the correction. After you import the Support Package, there is a new SET/GET parameter LIST_CONVERT_TO_DAT, that includes the file extension to be proposed. You can define this parameter in the user master (TR SU01/SU3). For Excel 2007, the default value should be changed to txt using the SET/GET parameter. As of SAP_BASIS Release 7.02, the proposed extension is changed from xls to txt. You must confirm the request dialog for opening in Excel 2007 with "Yes". If no code page is entered in the Save dialog, conversion to UTF16-LE is still performed in a Unicode system. Note 980169 must also be imported. After you implement the correction instructions specified below, you must also manually create the SET/GET parameter LIST_CONVERT_TO_DAT in the development class SABP. To do this, in transaction SE80, use the function "Edit object" or Shift+F5 to select the entry SET/GET Parameter ID in the tab page "More..." and enter the following as the ID and short text: LIST_CONVERT_TO_DAT "File name extension during spreadsheet download" As of Release 6.20 Support Package SAPKB62061, as of Release 6.40 Support Package SAPKB64019, as of Release 7.00 Support Package SAPKB70010, and as of Release 7.01, the SET/GET parameter LIST_CONVERT_TO_DAT is already available in the standard system. You no longer have to create it.

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10.08.2006 14:35:06 28.2006 14.08.SAP Note 975868 Conversions when downloading spreadsheets Release Status: Released on: Master Language: Priority: Category: Primary Component: Released for Customer 04.2013 Page 2 of 3 .Side-Effects SAP Notes / Patches Corrected with SAP Note Version Version Reason from to 931856 This SAP Note SAP Note Version Solution 975868 1 Support Package Correction Instructions Correcti on Instruct ions 826500 826501 826502 826591 Valid from Valid to Software Component Typ e *) C C C C Reference Correction Last Changed 700 640 620 700 700 640 620 700 SAP_BASIS SAP_BASIS SAP_BASIS SAP_BASIS Y7AK038793 Y6DK056810 Y6BK079510 Y7AK038819 28.11.2006 14:35:27 28.08.2011 12:34:12 German Correction with medium priority Program error BC-ABA-LI List Processing Valid Releases Software Component SAP_BASIS SAP_BASIS Release 60 70 From Release 620 700 To Release 640 701 and Subsequent Support Packages Support Packages SAP_BASIS SAP_BASIS SAP_BASIS Release 620 640 700 Package Name SAPKB62061 SAPKB64019 SAPKB70010 Related Notes Number 1776721 1732998 1145885 980169 Short Text Spreadsheet for list in Only code page 4103 for Opening downloaded list No default encoding for local file spreadhseet format files with Excel 2007 file_save_dialog Symptoms .2006 11:35:51 28.08.

SAP Note 975868 Conversions when downloading spreadsheets Correcti on Instruct ions Valid from Valid to Software Component Typ e *) Reference Correction Last Changed 14:34:37 *) C Correction. M Undefined Work 14.10. B Preprocessing. A Postprocessing.2013 Page 3 of 3 .

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