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Download table to a file in background

Hello experts,

I am not an ABAPer, just a lonely business analyst. I am trying to download the entire contents of a large SAP table to a text file using standard SAP. If I try doing that by using standard tcode SE12, I get a dump, because SAP GUI is trying to display too much data.

Is there a way to submit for a contents of a table to be downloaded in the background ? For example, I can go to SE12, provide selection criteria, specify which fields I would like to see, and GUI will display it. From that point on, I can save the output to a text file, XXL spreadsheet, whatever. How can I skip the display piece and submit for this file to be created in the background?

Thank you all in advance.

Sasa

Edited by: Sasa Mitrovic on Jun 23, 2009 4:34 PM

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Please see Note 329537 and then go to SP01, select your spool (do not open it) in the list provided and then in the menu, "Spool Request>Forward>Export As Text". This will save the file in your local GUI directory.

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