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Downloading ABAP Source Code

Postby rljones » Mon Jan 20, 2003 9:56 am

Version: 3.1I

What is the best way to donwload code to text files for alter recovery if needed? Thanks.

Postby Gladiator » Mon Jan 20, 2003 10:24 am


Right click your mouse on the code in abap editor, the last option is 'save to a local file' or you can find this option just below the Report name in the abap editor (in 4.6C). you can save the code to a local file with this.
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Postby ocvantol » Mon Jan 20, 2003 10:59 am

Take a look at There you'll find a very nice up- and download tool.
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Postby Tim van Steenbergen » Mon Jan 20, 2003 11:07 am

And when you've been upgraded to 4.6C: Check out the easy down- and upload-program and its manual on Very easy to use. Thumbs up for Jim.
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Postby hsenden » Fri Mar 07, 2003 3:00 am


i've downloaded and followed the steps for the initial load.(See below)
After executing i'm getting a dump 'Exception condition "FILE_OPEN_ERROR" raised'.
I see that the DOS batch program starts and then i'm getting the error.

I'm on SAP R/3 4.5B, SAP Gui 6.20 and Windows NT 4.0.

What's wrong ?


* To load the ist time into a system.** Create program with ABAP editor and Upload the .EEE file.* Delete ist line (????SRCE) in the ABAP EDITOR --NOT THE DISK FILE* Delete all the source from the line that starts ????TEXT (towards* the end file) till the end so the last line in your source is ENDFORM.* DO NOT ALTER THE DISK FILE. DO THESE CHANGES IN THE ABAP EDITOR.** Save file and execute** Use following parameters (Note the ist time you won't get proper* text on the selection screen).** Function U* Path full dos path containing source e.g c:\abaps\* NOTE YOU MUST ENTER THE FINAL \ as above.* REPID the program name. e.g ZZJIMHXX* note that on the DISK you will see 3 files* ZZJIMHXX.EEE, ZZJIMHXX.FFF, ZZJIMHXX.HHH* just use the name before the dos qualifier - the* program will do the rest** ignore other parameters* The program will then load itself with all the texts etc.* It should now be ready for use.*
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Postby Rich » Fri Mar 07, 2003 3:06 am

One thing to bear in mind is that it's not just the program your need to download. You also require includes, domains, data elements, fields and tables used by the program and not defined by SAP.

If does not provide these facilities, let me know. I have a program that will download reports and entire function groups including all the dross either individually or by programmer.

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Postby hsenden » Fri Mar 07, 2003 3:30 am


my problem has been solved. Because of security reasons, i have no write-access on the root-directory of C.
So i've had to change 'C:\' in the program into 'C:\DATA\ZZJIMHXX\'.

Another dump occured, but i've changed the following line
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write '/B  > C:\DATA\ZZJIMHXX\DIR.$$$' to dosline+50

into the next line
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write '/B  > C:\DATA\ZZJIMHXX\DIR.$$$' to dosline+30

The dosline-variable could not store the complete line.

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Postby Incho » Fri Mar 07, 2003 4:21 am

You can try sapedit, too:

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Postby Guest » Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:50 pm

Hi Rich..please can you give the code to download/upload entire group function....please send it to this mail:

Postby cruiser » Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:49 pm

Hi Rich

Could you please also send it to me

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Postby wizbongre » Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:38 am

Hi Rich,

Can you please send all useful tools you've ever created and in fact any ABAP you've ever done to me please?

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Postby Snowy » Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:06 am

I am locking this topic before everyone sends their email addresses and start to get loads of SPAM in their email accounts :roll:

Rich, If you have this program available, PM me and I will open it for you.

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