..4 OpenOffice compatibility

For develop form the MS Excel 2007 (or higher) must be installed on the developer's local machine.

But for opening a runtime-result file on the user's local machine, you can use another application instead MS Office. It can be OpenOffice, for example. 

NOTE: 
The built-in viewer of the FM 'ZXLWB_CALLFORM' is compatible only with MS Office. Therefore you have to use the FM 'ZXLWB_CALLFORM' only for retrieving a runtime-result file and saving it to user's local machine. After that you can open it by any available application, using method CL_GUI_FRONTEND_SERVICES=>EXECUTE, for example.


Example of printing program:


REPORT  z_shipping_label.

* declare a context
DATA gs_context   TYPE zcontext_shipping_label .

* fill the context
gs_context-to_name    = 
'Dan Tedford' .
gs_context-to_street  = 
'811 Alworth Avenue.
gs_context-to_town    = 
'Middlefield' .
gs_context-to_state   = 
'CA' .
gs_context-to_zip     = 
'98567' .

save file to desktop 
CALL FUNCTION 'ZXLWB_CALLFORM'
  
EXPORTING
    iv_formname        = 
'SHIPPING_LABEL'
    iv_context_ref     = gs_context
    iv_viewer_suppress 'X'
    iv_save_as         'C:\Users\Igor\Desktop\QQQ.XLSX' 

  
EXCEPTIONS
    
OTHERS             = 2.
IF sy-subrc NE .
  
MESSAGE ID sy-msgid TYPE sy-msgty NUMBER sy-msgno
          
WITH sy-msgv1 sy-msgv2 sy-msgv3 sy-msgv4 .
ENDIF .


*open file in OpenOffice
cl_gui_frontend_services=>execute(
  EXPORTING
    synchronous        'X'
    application        'SOFFICE.EXE'
    parameter          'C:\Users\Igor\Desktop\QQQ.XLSX'
    operation          'OPEN'
    maximized          'X'
  EXCEPTIONS
    OTHERS             10 ).