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Save Spool File to Local PC

Hi there,
We have run our P60 program which has created a spool file which can be seen
in SP01 as a PDF file.
When I go into the menu SPOOL REQUEST => Forward => the save as local file is greyed out :

I need to download this file to my local PC.


Does anybody know how to do this.
Thanks
Andy

Andy Scott
May 20, 2014 at 16:17 PM
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ashish vikas replied
May 19, 2014 at 14:59 PM
Can be a Authorization problem. (is SU53 all OK ?)
Please check if you have Full authorization for authorization object S_GUI.
best regards
ashish
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Andy Scott replied


May 19, 2014 at 15:02 PM
hi I don't think so.
I have SAP_ALL & SAP_NEW (it is our QA system)
Andy
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ashish vikas replied


May 19, 2014 at 15:16 PM
Ok.. this option get activated only when you display the spool and then
save to loacl file.
http://help.sap.com/saphelp_46c/helpdata/en/d9/4a8f2251ea11d189570
000e829fbbd/content.htm

Exporting a spool request

Select an entry and display the contents.


For SAPscript texts, choose Spool request Forward
Save to local file Then save the file in one of the possible
formats. This procedure only saves the display portion of the
document, however.

best regards
ashish
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Reagan Benjamin replied


May 19, 2014 at 15:02 PM
Click on the PDF icon under "Type" which will take you to the next screen.
Now select "Spool Request" - Forward - Save To Local File
Regards
RB
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Andy Scott replied


May 19, 2014 at 15:05 PM
hi Rob,
Just tried that but I dont see the options:

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Nicolas VANDER AUWERA replied


May 19, 2014 at 15:13 PM
Hello,
Please read this
help: https://help.sap.com/saphelp_nwmobile71/helpdata/en/c3/cc154219fce12ce10000000a155
0b0/content.htm
Regards,
Nicolas
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Reagan Benjamin replied


May 19, 2014 at 15:14 PM
In that case let us try using the report RSTXPDFT4
Exporting the Contents of a Spool Request as a PDF File (SAP Library - SAP Printing Guide
(BC-CCM-PRN))
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Matt Fraser replied
May 19, 2014 at 17:48 PM
Andy,
P60 is a payroll program, right? I've noticed that the PDF output from payroll processing can
sometimes be set this way, to not allow saving as a local file, etc, regardless of your
authorizations. It also may be related to the multi-part nature of the spool file. Have a look
at Note 2001535 - In Report RPCP60G0, How to download single PDF for multiple
employees. It's not exactly your situation, but it might provide some extra hints on how to
proceed.
Regards,
Matt
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Andy Scott replied


May 20, 2014 at 08:32 AM
Many thanks guys for all your suggestions.
I have tried each one but still no joy.
I am going to have to raise an OSS. We need these P60's printed
by next week.
Thanks
Andy
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Andy Scott replied


May 20, 2014 at 10:35 AM
I managed to find a solution:
You can copy a bit of open source code from www.pdfsam.org/
Run your program/P60 as normal in SAP which will create more than one spool
file in /usr/sap/<SID>/SYS/global
You can then run the open source command to merge the PDF's spool files together to
create just the one file.
You can then copy this file to your local PC and then print it off
Andy
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Matt Fraser replied


May 20, 2014 at 16:17 PM
That actually sounds like the SAP-supported solution from Note 1855522 (Creating a PDF spool
request with one part (not several)). You might check that out and see if it also does the job.
The other Note you should investigate is 1717357 (Download of spool requests from
SP01). This specifically adds download functionality for ADS (PDF) spool requests, which was
not available before.
Regards,
Matt
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Hrishav Kumar replied


May 20, 2014 at 13:34 PM
Hello,
It is a very simple process.
Go to SP01, and select the spool number which you want to save as PDF.
Follow the below path:
Goto-->Display Requests-->Content

this will show the content which is to be printed using this spool number.

Then type PDF! ( exclamation mark) which will give a pop up like screen to you. This is actually a
PDF preview.

Navigate your mouse toward the below part of the screen and a save button will come. You can
now save the file.
Regards,
Hrishav
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