How SAP Text list functionality works in DSP?

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    Joseph Flesche

    Ah, ok. I'm aware of this, I didn't realize that it is called SAP Text List.

    Can anyone explain how SAP Text list functionality works in DSP

    From my experiences with Cransoft, you need to use a BOA / Syniti Function to have SAP compile the long text data. It used to be installed on the SAP application server (I forget the specifics). I'm not too sure if DSP uses the standard READ_TEXT function now (the program could be called something else, I do not recall the exact name).

    I believe that the Collect package will create a RFC (Remote Function Call) to compile the data and then download it.

    where it reads the text data in SAP

    SAP stores the long text data in STXH and STXL.

    can we customize the columns in text table

    Not that I know of.

    what are the list of columns

    Here are the fields.

    • MANDT
    • TDOBJECT
    • TDNAME
    • TDID
    • TDSPRAS
    • COUNTER
    • SequenceNo
    • TDFORMAT
    • TDLINE
    • INSTANCE
    what are the list of columns we can add and where to see the list of columns which can be added

    From my experiences with SAP Long Text, I don't think that you can add any columns. What are you looking to add?

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    Joseph Flesche

    SAP Text list? Do you mean SAP Task List? Or SAP Long Text? Which specific parent object are you talking about?

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    Venkata Ravi Kumar Mullamuri

    Hi Joseph,

    I am talking about the SAP text list(which is used to extract SAP long text) option which is available in Collect->Administrative->Advanced Options->SAP Text List.

    PFA screenshot for your reference.

    Thanks & Regards

    Ravi

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    Ben Bauer

    Hi Ravi,

    The "SAP Text" package type in Collect makes use of the configuration on the SAP Text List page to run a function on the SAP application server named /BOA/ZRFC_READ_TEXT.  That function is a wrapper for the standard RFC_READ_TEXT function in the SAP application.  It essentially downloads data from the tables STXH and STXL.

    Related Help articles:

    More Detail on the RFC_READ_TEXT function in SAP:

    Thanks,

    Ben

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    Venkata Ravi Kumar Mullamuri

    Thank you Ben and Joseph for your responses, it clears my query.

    Joseph Flesche - I am trying to see the feasibility of adding additional columns into SAP Text table other than what is already available.

    From your responses i understood that we can add columns from STXH,STXL tables if required, correct me if understanding is wrong.

    Thanks & Regards

    Ravi

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