Sending Email with PDF Attachment
Hi All,This blog is with reference to one of the threads(question) in SCN (http://scn.sap.com/thread/3373098) wherein the requirement was to send email with PDF attachment.
As I have implemented the same for one similar requirement I replied to this question and wanted to share the steps/code if required.I have documented all the steps and code in a MS word document but as SCN does not allow to upload MS Word document ,I told to send one email to my personal email ID(mentioned in the reply) and I will send the MS word document.
Thereafter I kept on receiving a lot of email requests to share the word document.So thought of creating this blog with all those steps and code so that anyone needs those can get them here in SCN itself .And also they will not need to wait for my email reply instead they can get it immediately here in SCN itself.
I will maintain this blog link to that original thread/question.
Here are the steps and codes for the development of the class, method to send email with PDF attachment(content of internal table) and also one sample program to test the same.
Step1: Go to tcode SE24-> Provide the class name
Step2 : Declare the PDF Method: SEND_PDF_FILE
Parameters list to copy and paste:
IM_FILE_HEADER_TEXT Importing Type STRING Header Text
IM_EMAIL_SUBJECT_LINE Importing Type SO_OBJ_DES Subject Line
IM_EMAIL_BODY_TEXT Importing Type BCSY_TEXT Body Text
IM_EMAIL_ADDRESS Importing Type ZTP_SMTP_TAB Email Address
IM_EMAIL_DIST_NAME Importing Type SO_OBJ_NAM Email Distribution Name
IM_EMAIL_DIST_ID Importing Type SO_OBJ_ID Email Distribution Id
IM_ATTACHMENT_NAME Importing Type SOOD-OBJDES Attachment Name
IM_FILE_DELIMETER Importing Type C File Delimiter
IM_ITAB_1 Importing Type ZTP_TEXT_TAB Itab with data content
IM_ITAB_2 Importing Type SOLI_TAB Itab with column headers
EX_SEND_TO_ALL Exporting Type OS_BOOLEAN Send Email
IM_EMAIL_DO_NOT Importing Type CHAR1 Flag to determine whether mail needs to be sent or not
IM_LAYOUT Importing Type SYPAART Layout mode Portrait or Landscape
EX_PDF_TABLE Exporting Type RCL_BAG_TLINE Contains converted data in PDF format
Custom types are highlighted , please find them below:
Step3 : Custom types needs to be created which is used above:
Email Table Type :
Data Content table type:
Step4 : Paste the below code in the method body.
Sample code :
Please find below the method code.
METHOD send_pdf_file. ******************************************************************************* * S-H-O-R-T-----D-E-S-C-R-I-P-T-I-O-N * ******************************************************************************* *Program Description : Method to send email with pdf attatchment. * *Developer : Hafizul Mollah * *Brief Description : This method is used to send email with * * a pdf attachment. It can be used to send the email * * to multiple email addresses(To, CC,BCC) or to a * * distribution name or distribution id. * ******************************************************************************* * CONSTANTS----------------------------------------------------------------* CONSTANTS: c_tab TYPE c VALUE cl_bcs_convert=>gc_tab, c_crlf TYPE c VALUE cl_bcs_convert=>gc_crlf, gc_tab TYPE c VALUE cl_bcs_convert=>gc_tab, gc_crlf TYPE c VALUE cl_bcs_convert=>gc_crlf. * TYPES----------------------------------------------------------------* TYPES: BEGIN OF ty_itab, line TYPE ztp_text_struct, END OF ty_itab, BEGIN OF ty_itab2, line TYPE soli, END OF ty_itab2, BEGIN OF ty_header, field TYPE char80, END OF ty_header, BEGIN OF ty_field, field TYPE char40, END OF ty_field, BEGIN OF ty_maxlen, maxlen TYPE i, END OF ty_maxlen. * INTERNAL TABLES------------------------------------------------------* DATA: li_dlientries TYPE STANDARD TABLE OF sodlienti1, li_binary_content TYPE solix_tab, li_main_text TYPE bcsy_text, li_recipient TYPE ztp_smtp_tab, i_header TYPE STANDARD TABLE OF ty_header, i_maxlen TYPE STANDARD TABLE OF ty_maxlen, li_final TYPE ztp_text_tab, i_field TYPE STANDARD TABLE OF ty_field. * STRUCTURES-----------------------------------------------------------* DATA: st_itab1 TYPE ty_itab, st_itab2 TYPE ty_itab2, st_email_addr TYPE ztp_smtp_struct, st_dlientry TYPE sodlienti1, st_body TYPE soli. * FIELD-SYMBOLS----------------------------------------------------* FIELD-SYMBOLS: <f_source> TYPE any, <f_wa_filetab> TYPE any, <l_xline> TYPE x, <t_dyntable> TYPE STANDARD TABLE , "Dynamic internal table name <fs_dyntable> TYPE any , "Field symbol to create work area <fs_fldval> TYPE any, " Field symbol to assign value <fs> TYPE any. * VARIABLES------------------------------------------------------------* DATA: wa_header TYPE ty_header, send_request TYPE REF TO cl_bcs, document TYPE REF TO cl_document_bcs, recipient TYPE REF TO if_recipient_bcs, bcs_exception TYPE REF TO cx_bcs, l_size TYPE so_obj_len, l_sent_to_all TYPE os_boolean, l_dliname TYPE so_obj_nam, l_dlidata TYPE sodlidati1, l_string TYPE string, l_cl_name TYPE string, l_mailcc TYPE c, l_mailbcc TYPE c, l_recipient TYPE ad_smtpadr, t_newtable TYPE REF TO data, t_newline TYPE REF TO data, t_fldcat TYPE lvc_t_fcat, wa_it_fldcat TYPE lvc_s_fcat, wa_colno(2) TYPE n, wa_flname TYPE string, t_attachment TYPE solisti1 , pdf_content TYPE solix_tab, lp_pdf_size TYPE so_obj_len, main_text TYPE bcsy_text, binary_content TYPE solix_tab, size TYPE so_obj_len, sent_to_all TYPE os_boolean, lv_string TYPE string, wa_tab1 TYPE ztp_text_struct, wa_tab2 TYPE soli, pdf_xstring TYPE xstring, it_pdf_table TYPE rcl_bag_tline, wa_pdfline LIKE LINE OF it_pdf_table, l_column_index TYPE sy-index, l_rc TYPE c, l_handle TYPE sy-tabix, l_spoolid TYPE tsp01-rqident, l_str(255) TYPE c, params TYPE pri_params, valid TYPE char1, l_pdf_bytecount TYPE i, wa_im_itab_1 TYPE ztp_text_struct, g_data TYPE char25, l_output TYPE char40, l_col_cnt TYPE i, l_maxcnt TYPE i, wa_field TYPE ty_field, wa_maxlen TYPE ty_maxlen, l_index TYPE char2, lwa_final TYPE ztp_text_struct, l_field TYPE string, l_rec TYPE i, wa_im_itab_2 TYPE soli, wa_im_itab_3 TYPE soli, l_field_conv TYPE string, l_comp TYPE string, l_pos TYPE i VALUE 1, l_sp_id TYPE tsp01_sp0r-rqid_char. l_field = ' '. CONCATENATE im_file_header_text gc_crlf gc_crlf INTO lv_string. SET LOCALE LANGUAGE 'E'."added CALL FUNCTION 'GET_PRINT_PARAMETERS' EXPORTING destination = 'LOCL' *LINE_SIZE = 100 immediately = ' ' no_dialog = 'X' layout = im_layout *LINE_COUNT = 500000 line_size = 200 IMPORTING out_parameters = params valid = valid. SPLIT im_file_header_text AT '#' INTO TABLE i_header. SET LOCALE LANGUAGE 'E'. NEW-PAGE PRINT ON PARAMETERS params NO DIALOG NO-TITLE NO-HEADING. LOOP AT i_header INTO wa_header. WRITE : wa_header-field. ENDLOOP. LOOP AT im_itab_2 INTO wa_im_itab_2. IF sy-tabix = 1. l_field = wa_im_itab_2. ELSE. CONCATENATE l_field wa_im_itab_2 INTO l_field SEPARATED BY '|'. ENDIF. ENDLOOP. APPEND l_field TO li_final. LOOP AT im_itab_1 INTO wa_im_itab_1. APPEND wa_im_itab_1 TO li_final. ENDLOOP. READ TABLE li_final INTO lwa_final INDEX 1. "reading the columns name IF sy-subrc = 0. SPLIT lwa_final AT '|' INTO TABLE i_field. ENDIF. DESCRIBE TABLE i_field LINES l_rec. LOOP AT i_field INTO wa_field. l_index = sy-tabix. CONCATENATE 'COL' l_index INTO wa_flname. wa_it_fldcat-fieldname = wa_flname. wa_it_fldcat-outputlen = 40. wa_it_fldcat-datatype = 'CHAR'. APPEND wa_it_fldcat TO t_fldcat. CLEAR wa_it_fldcat. ENDLOOP. * Create dynamic internal table and assign to FS CALL METHOD cl_alv_table_create=>create_dynamic_table EXPORTING it_fieldcatalog = t_fldcat IMPORTING ep_table = t_newtable. ASSIGN t_newtable->* TO <t_dyntable>. REFRESH <t_dyntable>. * Create dynamic work area and assign to FS CREATE DATA t_newline LIKE LINE OF <t_dyntable>. ASSIGN t_newline->* TO <fs_dyntable>. CLEAR <fs_dyntable>. *****************reading the data value******************************************** REFRESH i_field. LOOP AT li_final INTO lwa_final. SPLIT lwa_final AT '|' INTO TABLE i_field. SET LOCALE LANGUAGE 'E'. LOOP AT i_field INTO wa_field. CALL FUNCTION 'CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_OUTPUT' EXPORTING input = wa_field-field IMPORTING output = l_output. CONCATENATE l_field_conv l_output INTO l_field_conv RESPECTING BLANKS. ENDLOOP. <fs_dyntable> = l_field_conv. APPEND <fs_dyntable> TO <t_dyntable>. CLEAR:l_field_conv. ENDLOOP. DO l_rec TIMES. REFRESH: i_field. l_col_cnt = l_col_cnt + 1. LOOP AT <t_dyntable> INTO <fs_dyntable>. IF <fs> IS ASSIGNED. UNASSIGN <fs>. ENDIF. DO. ASSIGN COMPONENT l_col_cnt OF STRUCTURE <fs_dyntable> TO <fs>. IF sy-subrc <> 0. EXIT. ENDIF. wa_field-field = <fs>. *condense wa_field-field. APPEND wa_field TO i_field. CLEAR: wa_field. EXIT. ENDDO. ENDLOOP. *****************calculating tha maximum length of domain values******************************************** LOOP AT i_field INTO wa_field. l_maxcnt = strlen( wa_field-field ). IF wa_maxlen-maxlen < l_maxcnt . wa_maxlen-maxlen = l_maxcnt. ENDIF. CLEAR:l_maxcnt. ENDLOOP. APPEND wa_maxlen TO i_maxlen . CLEAR: wa_maxlen,l_maxcnt. ENDDO. SKIP 2. *****************writing the column names and data value******************************************** LOOP AT <t_dyntable> INTO <fs_dyntable>. IF <fs> IS ASSIGNED. UNASSIGN <fs>. ENDIF. DO. ASSIGN COMPONENT sy-index OF STRUCTURE <fs_dyntable> TO <fs>. IF sy-subrc <> 0. EXIT. ENDIF. l_comp = <fs>. IF sy-index = 1. WRITE:/ l_comp. ELSE. l_rec = sy-index - 1. READ TABLE i_maxlen INTO wa_maxlen INDEX l_rec. IF sy-subrc = 0. l_pos = l_pos + wa_maxlen-maxlen + 1. WRITE AT l_pos l_comp. ENDIF. ENDIF. CLEAR:l_rec,l_comp. ENDDO. l_pos = 1. ENDLOOP. NEW-PAGE PRINT OFF. l_spoolid = sy-spono. SET LOCALE LANGUAGE 'E'. CALL FUNCTION 'CONVERT_ABAPSPOOLJOB_2_PDF' EXPORTING src_spoolid = l_spoolid "'30221' * NO_DIALOG = 'X' dst_device = 'LOCL' * PDF_DESTINATION = * NO_BACKGROUND = * GET_SIZE_FROM_FORMAT = IMPORTING pdf_bytecount = l_pdf_bytecount * PDF_SPOOLID = * LIST_PAGECOUNT = * BTC_JOBNAME = * BTC_JOBCOUNT = * BIN_FILE = TABLES pdf = it_pdf_table EXCEPTIONS err_no_abap_spooljob = 1 err_no_spooljob = 2 err_no_permission = 3 err_conv_not_possible = 4 err_bad_destdevice = 5 user_cancelled = 6 err_spoolerror = 7 err_temseerror = 8 err_btcjob_open_failed = 9 err_btcjob_submit_failed = 10 err_btcjob_close_failed = 11 OTHERS = 12. MOVE l_spoolid TO l_sp_id. CALL FUNCTION 'RSPO_R_RDELETE_SPOOLREQ' EXPORTING spoolid = l_sp_id. * Map PDF table into 'flat' table acording to Unicode flag ex_pdf_table = it_pdf_table . IF im_email_do_not IS INITIAL. LOOP AT it_pdf_table INTO wa_pdfline. ASSIGN wa_pdfline TO <l_xline> CASTING. CONCATENATE pdf_xstring <l_xline> INTO pdf_xstring IN BYTE MODE. ENDLOOP. * get PDF xstring and convert it to BCS format lp_pdf_size = xstrlen( pdf_xstring ). pdf_content = cl_document_bcs=>xstring_to_solix( ip_xstring = pdf_xstring ). TRY. *-------- create persistent send request ------------------------ send_request = cl_bcs=>create_persistent( ). *-------- create and set document with attachment --------------- *create document object from internal table with text LOOP AT im_email_body_text INTO st_body. APPEND st_body TO li_main_text. ENDLOOP. document = cl_document_bcs=>create_document( i_type = 'RAW' i_text = li_main_text i_subject = im_email_subject_line ). *add the spread sheet as attachment to document object document->add_attachment( i_attachment_type = 'PDF' "#EC NOTEXT i_attachment_subject = im_attachment_name "#EC NOTEXT i_attachment_size = lp_pdf_size "Size i_att_content_hex = pdf_content ). *add document object to send request send_request->set_document( document ). *get email addresses from table LOOP AT im_email_address INTO st_email_addr. APPEND st_email_addr TO li_recipient. ENDLOOP. *Get email addresses from Distribution list CALL FUNCTION 'SO_DLI_READ_API1' EXPORTING shared_dli = 'X' dli_id = space dli_name = im_email_dist_name IMPORTING dli_data = l_dlidata TABLES dli_entries = li_dlientries EXCEPTIONS dli_not_exist = 9001 operation_no_authorization = 9002 parameter_error = 9003 x_error = 9004 OTHERS = 01. CLEAR st_email_addr. LOOP AT li_dlientries INTO st_dlientry. st_email_addr-smtpadr = st_dlientry-member_adr. st_email_addr-mail_to = 'X'. APPEND st_email_addr TO li_recipient. ENDLOOP. *Get email addresses from Distribution Id CALL FUNCTION 'SO_DLI_READ_API1' EXPORTING shared_dli = 'X' dli_id = im_email_dist_id dli_name = space IMPORTING dli_data = l_dlidata TABLES dli_entries = li_dlientries EXCEPTIONS dli_not_exist = 9001 operation_no_authorization = 9002 parameter_error = 9003 x_error = 9004 OTHERS = 01. LOOP AT li_dlientries INTO st_dlientry. st_email_addr-smtpadr = st_dlientry-member_adr. st_email_addr-mail_to = 'X'. APPEND st_email_addr TO li_recipient. ENDLOOP. *--------- add recipient (e-mail address)----------------------- LOOP AT li_recipient INTO st_email_addr. l_recipient = st_email_addr-smtpadr. recipient = cl_cam_address_bcs=>create_internet_address( l_recipient ). IF st_email_addr-mail_to = 'X'. CLEAR l_mailcc. CLEAR l_mailbcc. ELSE. IF st_email_addr-mail_cc = 'X'. l_mailcc = 'X'. CLEAR l_mailbcc. ELSE. IF st_email_addr-mail_bcc = 'X'. l_mailbcc = 'X'. CLEAR l_mailcc. ENDIF. ENDIF. ENDIF. TRY. CALL METHOD send_request->add_recipient EXPORTING i_recipient = recipient i_express = 'X' i_copy = l_mailcc i_blind_copy = l_mailbcc. ENDTRY . ENDLOOP. *add recipient object to send request *send_request->add_recipient( recipient ). *---------- send document --------------------------------------- send_request->send_request->set_link_to_outbox( 'X' ). l_sent_to_all = send_request->send( i_with_error_screen = 'X' ). COMMIT WORK. IF l_sent_to_all IS INITIAL. ex_send_to_all = '1'. ELSE. ex_send_to_all = '0'. ENDIF. SUBMIT rsconn01 WITH mode = 'INT' WITH output = 'X' AND RETURN. * ------------ exception handling ---------------------------------- CATCH cx_bcs INTO bcs_exception. * message i865(so) with bcs_exception->error_type. ENDTRY. ENDIF. ENDMETHOD.
Step5:Activate the method and class and write the below small executable test program to test it.Go to SE38 create the below program to test:
Sample Code :
Please find below the sample code for the test program.
*&---------------------------------------------------------------------* *& Report ZTP_SEND_EMAIL *& *&-----------------------------------------------------------------------------* *&Short Description : This is a Test Program which calls the method * *& 'SEND_PDF_FILE' of the Global Class 'ZCL_SEND_ATTACHMENT'* *& and will send the email with a PDF file as an attachment.* *&-----------------------------------------------------------------------------* REPORT ztp_send_email. PARAMETERS : p_email TYPE char100 DEFAULT 'firstname.lastname@example.org'."Email ID in the format email@example.com TYPES: BEGIN OF ty_outfield, outdata TYPE soli, END OF ty_outfield, BEGIN OF ty_data, outdata TYPE ztp_text_struct, END OF ty_data. DATA:ls_body TYPE soli, lt_body TYPE bcsy_text, lt_headings TYPE soli_tab, ls_headings TYPE ty_outfield, ls_data TYPE ty_data, lt_data TYPE ztp_text_tab, ls_email TYPE ztp_smtp_struct, lt_email TYPE ztp_smtp_tab, l_dist_list TYPE so_obj_nam, l_dist_list1 TYPE so_obj_id, pdf_file TYPE rcl_bag_tline, li_email TYPE ztp_smtp_tab, lst_email TYPE ztp_smtp_struct, l_return TYPE os_boolean, li_body TYPE bcsy_text, lst_body TYPE soli. *----Populate Column names in the PDF file--------* ls_headings-outdata = 'PERNR'. APPEND ls_headings TO lt_headings. ls_headings-outdata = 'LNAME'. APPEND ls_headings TO lt_headings. ls_headings-outdata = 'FNAME'. APPEND ls_headings TO lt_headings. *----Populate Actual data names in the PDF file(Use Internal Table content here)--------* ls_data-outdata = '10000001|Romo|Tony'. APPEND ls_data TO lt_data. ls_data-outdata = '10000002|Favre|Brett'. APPEND ls_data TO lt_data. *----Populate Email IDs here(To ,CC , Bcc etc.)--------* ls_email-smtpadr = p_email. ls_email-mail_to = 'X'. APPEND ls_email TO li_email. CLEAR : ls_email. *ls_email-smtpadr = 'firstname.lastname@example.org'. *ls_email-mail_to = ' '. *ls_email-mail_cc = 'X'. *APPEND ls_email TO li_email. " *----Populate Body of the email here--------* lst_body = 'Hello User,'. APPEND lst_body TO li_body. "Body of the email CLEAR : lst_body. lst_body = 'Please find attached the PDF file.'. APPEND lst_body TO li_body. "Body of the email CALL METHOD zcl_send_attachment=>send_pdf_file EXPORTING im_file_header_text = 'Employee Name Details' im_email_subject_line = 'Employee Details in attached PDF file ' im_email_body_text = li_body im_email_address = li_email im_email_dist_name = 'DISTRIBU_LIS' im_email_dist_id = 'DISTRIBU_LIS' im_attachment_name = 'Employee_data.pdf' im_file_delimeter = '|' im_itab_1 = lt_data im_itab_2 = lt_headings im_email_do_not = space IMPORTING ex_send_to_all = l_return EXCEPTIONS error_transferring = 1. IF l_return <> 0. ELSE. SET LOCALE LANGUAGE 'E'. COMMIT WORK. SUBMIT rsconn01 WITH mode = 'INT' WITH output = 'X' AND RETURN. WRITE : 'Email successfully Sent'. ENDIF.
Step6: Activate the program and execute it.Please change the email ID to yours one to receive the email to Lotus Notes / Outlook /Other email configured.
Execute the program and test whether the email is sent successfully or not (Check in SOST tcode):
Open the PDF file attached in the email and make sure the content is correct:
Please let me know if anyone face any issue while developing or testing it.
Thanks & Regrads,
SAP ABAP Consultant @Capgemini India Pvt. Ltd.
This was very useful for me. Great Content
Thanks Radhika....glad to hear that it helped you.....
This cool i want to use this too! but for my situation i am using ALV report so i already have an internal table for the details and i have to convert it to pdf frst then send it.
1. how can i use this using my table?
the code in the details is like this:
ls_data-outdata = '10000001|Romo|Tony'
how could i use my internal table with out looping and using concatenate?
2. i also have a traffic light status icon in my internal table, if ever the alv worked will the icon display correctly?
i'm just a noob here and also in SAP ABAP, if my question was already answered, could you kindly give me a link for this?
thank you very much!
You might have noticed that in the method code , it is splitting the character content string by the separator give as input , so you have to prepare this special content separated by the separator and then pass that internal table as the input while calling the method and to prepare this you will have to loop in the itab and then use CONCATENATE statement.
Example : Lets say your itab(i_final , workarea : wa_final) has 3fields (matnr,maktx,werks) and separator is '|'. Content string table is 'i_content' , workarea : wa_content
Loop at i_final into wa_final.
CONCATENATE wa_final-matnr wa_final-maktx wa_final-werks into lv_string separated by '|'.
wa_content-content = lv_string.
append wa_content to i_content.
Now the content has been prepared and put into 'i_content' and you need to use this as content table while calling the method in your program.
Regarding traffic signal icon , as the method is treating all content as character , the special character icon should also be printed but it may not reflect the Green/Red color as it is writing the characters in spool using 'write' statement and pulling it from the spool.Please follow the same procedure described above and let me know if you face any issue.
Thanks & Regards,
I mean no offense, but if the code in Source code _method.txt.zip really is the kind of stuff Capgemini India ships to customers... then I'm kind of lost for words
Global variables prefixed with "L" in program.txt.
Field-symbols that have <f_ something. Hey! If it's in a < > already, we know it's a field symbol, what does the "F" add?
Itab1, itab2... very meaningful.
No modularisation... well, that can be forgiven, it makes it easier to share the code
Commented out exception handling...
Did I miss anything?
First executable statement of method: l_field = ' '.
Commented parameters left in FM call.
Conditionless SET LOCALE LANGUAGE 'E' twice within 16 code lines.
LOOP AT im_itab_1 INTO wa_im_itab_1.
APPEND wa_im_itab_1 TO li_final.
Yet another SET LOCALE LANGUAGE 'E', within a loop.
Yet another SET LOCALE LANGUAGE 'E'. - I mean, why on earth not..?
"SET LOCALE LANGUAGE E'
It's the only way to be sure.
Pretty soon when someone mentions JB in coffee corner, people will confuse between you and Julius.
All these codes are from test programs and it was developed as a PoC , so both in the program and class methods no specific naming convention has been followed...I am aware all these but in the customer deliverable program the fixed naming convention is being followed stictly.
My request to all of you , please ignore the naming convention issues and also use this as basic template and enhance this as per your specific requirement and optimize it before deliver the same to the client.This is just a test program which I created to debug and test the whole thing , please do not use this blindly and it needs to be modified as per the concerned client's requirement and company's ABAP development naming convention.
Thanks & Regards,
Hi, first be thanking for your work.
I have a prolem, I can´t open the pdf attachtment. it sais that the format is invalid.
I have tried to modify the language to S = Spanish but I don´t think that is the problem.
thank´s so much
I have not faced this issue even during R&D phase-----hope u have copied the same code and tried---and Adobe is also installed in ur system----as u know we are writing to the spool and then reading from spool, so please check if the spool settings are correctly done in your system----also can u please debug the whole thing----starting from program, internal table data, separator then in the method where reading from spool etc. and see if where it is actually failing/giving issues/exception.
Hafizul, thanks so much for explanation.
Javier, i face through the same problem as you, and debugging found that it is the parameter of impression "destination = 'LOCL'", that does not exist, but leaving it blank he takes the first valid:
CALL FUNCTION 'GET_PRINT_PARAMETERS'
immediately = ' '
no_dialog = 'X'
layout = im_layout
out_parameters = params
valid = valid.
You could also use a generic smartForm to hold your print-out (WRITE's) to retrieve your PDF.
With that, you don't need to go the long way round the spooler. It's a bit faster in processing, as no file is being generated intermediatly.
I don't see the attachment. Could you please post it again? on a side note, there will always be naysayers for anything you do. This is a step in right direction.
I think those attachments have been deleted by admin during the migration from SCN to "sap.com". The sample codes have now been pasted directly in the blog.
Thanks & Regards,
Thanks for this wonderful blog. It is very helpful.
I am also working on same kind of requirement. I am calling a smartform and converting output into PDF (using FM "CONVERT_OTF") and then sending as attachment in email. Now the issue is when I am running the report in foreground everything is working fine, but when running in background PDF in email is a corrupt file. Then I have debug the code and found when I am running the code in background FM "CONVERT_OTF" is giving SY-SUBRC = 4. I have also tried FM "CONVERT_OTF_2_PDF", but no luck. Please help.
Thanks in advance.
I was struggling to convert text lines with binary content to raw format of SOLIX type, but I used your code and worked fine.
Thanks a lot!