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problem with ALV to EXCEL download

Hi Friends:

While I'm downloading the ALV output to excel, Its not showing the full column heading in the excel sheet. Its automatically truncating the last few caharcters. Please suggest.

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hi,

you can follow the step-by-step procedure shown in below code it will definately help you:

Firstly export  the data to memory using the FM LIST_FROM_MEMORY. 

CALL FUNCTION 'LIST_FROM_MEMORY'
TABLES
listobject = t_listobject
EXCEPTIONS
not_found = 1
OTHERS = 2.
IF sy-subrc 0.
MESSAGE e000(su) WITH text-001.
ENDIF.

then i converted it into ASCII using LIST_TO_ASCI,

CALL FUNCTION 'LIST_TO_ASCI'
TABLES
listasci = t_xlstab
listobject = t_listobject
EXCEPTIONS
empty_list = 1
list_index_invalid = 2
OTHERS = 3.
IF sy-subrc NE 0.
MESSAGE e003(yuksdbfzs).
ENDIF.

This gives the data in ASCII format separated by '|' and the header has '-', dashes. If you use this internal table directly without any proccesing in SO_NEW_DOCUMENT_ATT_SEND_API1, then you will not get a good excel sheet attachment. To overcome this limitation, i used cl_abap_char_utilities=>newline and cl_abap_char_utilities=>horizontal_tab to add horizontal and vertical tabs to the internal table, replacing all occurences of '|' with 
cl_abap_char_utilities=>horizontal_tab.

Set the doc_type as 'XLS', create the body and header using the packing_list and pass the data to be downloaded to SO_NEW_DOCUMENT_ATT_SEND_API1 as contents_bin.
This will create an excel attachment.

Sample code for formatting the data for the attachment in excel format.
u2022	Format the data for excel file download 
LOOP AT t_xlstab INTO wa_xlstab .
DESCRIBE TABLE t_xlstab LINES lw_cnt.
CLEAR lw_sytabix.
lw_sytabix = sy-tabix.
u2022	If not new line then replace '|' by tabs 
IF NOT wa_xlstab EQ cl_abap_char_utilities=>newline.
REPLACE ALL OCCURRENCES OF '|' IN wa_xlstab
WITH cl_abap_char_utilities=>horizontal_tab.
MODIFY t_xlstab FROM wa_xlstab .
CLEAR wa_xlstab.
wa_xlstab = cl_abap_char_utilities=>newline.
IF lw_cnt NE 0 .
lw_sytabix = lw_sytabix + 1.
u2022	Insert new line for the excel data 
INSERT wa_xlstab INTO t_xlstab INDEX lw_sytabix.
lw_cnt = lw_cnt - 1.
ENDIF.
CLEAR wa_xlstab.
ENDIF.
ENDLOOP.
Sample code for creating attachment and sending mail:

FORM send_mail .
u2022	Define the attachment format 
lw_doc_type = 'XLS'.
u2022	Create the document which is to be sent 
lwa_doc_chng-obj_name = 'List'.
lwa_doc_chng-obj_descr = w_subject. "Subject
lwa_doc_chng-obj_langu = sy-langu.
u2022	Fill the document data and get size of message 
LOOP AT t_message.
lt_objtxt = t_message-line.
APPEND lt_objtxt.
ENDLOOP.

DESCRIBE TABLE lt_objtxt LINES lw_tab_lines.
IF lw_tab_lines GT 0.
READ TABLE lt_objtxt INDEX lw_tab_lines.
lwa_doc_chng-doc_size = ( lw_tab_lines - 1 ) * 255 + STRLEN( lt_objtxt ).
lwa_doc_chng-obj_langu = sy-langu.
lwa_doc_chng-sensitivty = 'F'.
ELSE.
lwa_doc_chng-doc_size = 0.
ENDIF.
u2022	Fill Packing List For the body of e-mail 
lt_packing_list-head_start = 1.
lt_packing_list-head_num = 0.
lt_packing_list-body_start = 1.
lt_packing_list-body_num = lw_tab_lines.
lt_packing_list-doc_type = 'RAW'.
APPEND lt_packing_list.
u2022	Create the attachment (the list itself) 
DESCRIBE TABLE t_xlstab LINES lw_tab_lines.
u2022	Fill the fields of the packing_list for creating the attachment: 
lt_packing_list-transf_bin = 'X'.
lt_packing_list-head_start = 1.
lt_packing_list-head_num = 0.
lt_packing_list-body_start = 1.
lt_packing_list-body_num = lw_tab_lines.
lt_packing_list-doc_type = lw_doc_type.
lt_packing_list-obj_name = 'Attach'.
lt_packing_list-obj_descr = w_docdesc.
lt_packing_list-doc_size = lw_tab_lines * 255.
APPEND lt_packing_list.
u2022	Fill the mail recipient list 
lt_reclist-rec_type = 'U'.
LOOP AT t_recipient_list.
lt_reclist-receiver = t_recipient_list-address.
APPEND lt_reclist.
ENDLOOP.
u2022	Finally send E-Mail 
CALL FUNCTION 'SO_NEW_DOCUMENT_ATT_SEND_API1'
EXPORTING
document_data = lwa_doc_chng
put_in_outbox = 'X'
commit_work = 'X'
IMPORTING
sent_to_all = lw_sent_to_all
TABLES
packing_list = lt_packing_list
object_header = lt_objhead
contents_bin = t_xlstab
contents_txt = lt_objtxt
receivers = lt_reclist
EXCEPTIONS
too_many_receivers = 1
document_not_sent = 2
document_type_not_exist = 3
operation_no_authorization = 4
parameter_error = 5
x_error = 6
enqueue_error = 7
OTHERS = 8.

Hope it will help you

Regards

Rahul sharma

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