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Excel as Target in BODS 4.2


My Client is asking me to generate O/P file as Excel file.

Could you please tell me is it possible?.

We have just an option to generate CSV file format?.


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Hi Chaitanya,

We cannot use excel as a target it was clearly written in Designer Guide but there is work around to achieve, Please refre the below links:

Designer -> Help -> Technical Manual - search for Excel. You will find:

Excel workbook format


An Excel workbook format describes the structure defined in an Excel workbook (denoted with a .xls extension). You store format templates for Excel data ranges in the object library. You use the template to define the format of a particular source in a data flow.
SAP BusinessObjects Data Services accesses Excel workbooks as sources only (not as targets).

Work Around:

Excel target in BODS 4.1

An approach to build Target file in Excel format in SAP BODS using XSL



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