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GUI Download Chinese Character to Excel gibberish character

Hi Experts,

I'm facing a problem where I'm using FM gui_download to save Chinese Character into Excel file.

Upon double click to open the excel file, funny character shows up.

But if I were to open the same file using a blank Ms Excel application (Go to File->Open->choose file),

Excel will prompt me to select a proper encoding (GB2312 in this case), and the Chinese character can be seen thereafter.

But, my user doesn't want to go through this.

I've browsed through the forum and someone has posted about this before and it's unanswered.

How to download the chinese character using GUI_DOWNLOAD - unanswered

And, GUI_DOWNLOAD give 2 bytes for each chinese character - I need fixed length which is not related to my problem.

Below is my code:

DATA: lv_codepage TYPE cpcodepage,

lv_char_cpage TYPE abap_encod,

lv_encoding TYPE abap_encod.

  • Get Code Page for Chinese Character Spras = '1' or 'ZH'



langu = '1' " Chinese Simplified Table T002

fetype = 'MS' " Manufacturer is Microsoft Table TCP05


frontend_codepage = lv_codepage


illegal_syst_codepage = 1

no_frontend_cp_found = 2

internal_or_db_error = 3


  • Conversion c(4) = n(10)

lv_char_cpage = lv_codepage.



filename = p_file

filetype = 'DAT' "tried ASC and not working as well

codepage = lv_char_cpage "8404 in this case tried 8400 and same result

replacement = '#'

write_field_separator = 'X'


data_tab = i_data_cnvr "table content

fieldnames = i_data_head "table header

Please help. Does this has something to do with utf-8 encoding?

Thank you.


ZY See

Former Member
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