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How to serve runtime generated file on WAS?


In short: where (local path on application server) should I store a file (generated at runtime) in order to be able to offer it for downloading (via WAS)?

Context: I have a BSP application and I want to generate a PDF file (in the BSP app) and store that PDF locally on the server. In which local folder do I need to store that pdf so that it will be available remotely via WAS? Is there some folder in the local system that serves as WAS root folder?



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I wouldn't open the file system of the WAS for the public and let the WAS read the file itself and serve it to the client.


Open the file

OPEN DATASET file_path_pdf FOR input IN Binary mode message openmessage."text MODE encoding utf-8 .

if sy-subrc <> 0.



<% mnavigation->response_complete( ).%>



read dataset file_path_pdf inTO pdfcontent.

CLOSE DATASET file_path_pdf.


Give it to the browser

runtime->server->response->set_data( pdfcontent ).

contentsize = xstrlen( pdfcontent ).

runtime->server->response->set_header_field( name = 'Content-Length'

value = contentsize ).

runtime->server->response->delete_header_field( name = 'Cache-Control' ).

runtime->server->response->delete_header_field( name = 'Expires' ).

runtime->server->response->delete_header_field( name = 'Pragma' ).

runtime->server->response->set_header_field( name = 'Content-Type'

value = 'application/pdf' ).

Eventual delet of the file

delete dataset file_path_pdf.

Set the reponse to complete to clear the buffers

mnavigation->response_complete( ).

Als take care when converting to PDF that you use unique file names in case you want to keep the files.


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