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Can SAP be automated to output to excel in the background every 15 minutes

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I run IW37n transcation (part of the PM module) numerous times through out the day and export to excel. It is a slow process. I want to know whether i can run this action in the background using code or some addin software, say business warehouse.

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vipa
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It can certainly be automated as a batch job running ABAP code, but I guess that's not what you have in mind?

As a user, you have limited options:
1.  Use some Windows automation tool such as AutoIt http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/

2.  Configure the report to present the data in Excel (certain SAP transactions which output data as an ALV grid are also capable of activating "Excel in-place")

3.  Automate through an Excel macro which invokes the SAPGUI (SAPGUI scripting must be enabled on the production machine)

4.  Set up transmission to BW where a report can be set up as a batch job.

By far the last option is the most practical, as long as your systems guys set up the data connectors to update the BW system periodically.
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Maybe you can create a java application that take the data and store in a database or txt file and read this from excel.
You can use a driver SapConnector to connect to SAP from JAVA.
 
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I split the points as i thought you both gave valid and good answers for me to explore. thank you, regads vipa
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