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#abap2xlsx is relocating… Welcome to GITHub

It was June 2010 when I published the first release of abap2xlsx.

Thanks to this community, the project grew up quickly and acquired a lot of popularity…

I always loved open source approach, but in SAP this was not so easy to achieve. ABAP is a proprietary language and it had always some limitation in code sharing, but fortunately Code Exchange was born and the community found the pleasure of collaborating together in a project.

This was a first step to the real idea of open source, because Code Exchange was bounded to a very “sophisticated” TOU (Terms of Use), that obliged you to publish your code only under the Code Exchange Licence and on SAP Code Exchange Repository.

Just in time for the SAPTechEd Bangalore, the New Unified Developer Licence was released (read this blog Announcing the unified SAP Developer License by Juergen Schmerder and watch SAP Live Interview with Abesh BhattacharjeeArshit K and Marek Kowalkiewicz) and it gives you the freedom to choose your licence and share YOUR code using whatever channel you prefer 

What a great opportunity… GITHub I’m coming…

So today I decided to migrate abap2xlsx from Assembla to GITHub… I hope that this decision will give more visibility to the project and also simplify the collaboration between us in order to easily contribute.

Currently all the revisions’ history and issues (unfortunately with my username) have been migrated.

Unfortunately, Assembla doesn’t offer an easy way to export discussions, so I’m considering to collect the best discussions in the GITHub wiki. It will be very long work  (looking for volunteers).

In order to better manage discussions, I decided to use Code Exchange discussion board as the official channel for help requests, suggestions and so on…

More information on how to collaborate on the project will come soon… Stay tuned!

So what is missing? The new address 

It is so easy, it is always the same www.plinky.it/abap/abap2xlsx.php

Here again abap2gapps on SAP SDN and SAP Code Exchange Home page

Project abap2gapps, that allows you to connect your ABAP system to Google Cloud services has been selected for the SAP SDN and SAP Code Exchange Home Page this month.

Congratulation also to my colleagues Alessandro Iannacci and Giacomo Morittu for their contribution.

On SDN

SDN Home Page

On Code Exchange

Code Exchange Home Page

abap2xlsx team has a present for you…

Yes, finally we reached the next level!

abap2xlsx is close to its first birthday and we are celebrating our 100th member on the project.

On Friday May 13th, 2011 (it is not a bad day) we reached the goal of 100th members and we would like to have fun publishing the new stable release of abap2xlsx: Release 4.0.

What is new on this release?

  • Manage all type of data validation
  • Worksheet gridlines on/off
  • Add images from MIME repository
  • Add support to other coloring options
  • Add support to hidden sheets
  • Add support to sheet hide zeros property
  • Reader reads styles
  • Diagonal border
  • Demo reports collection improvements
  • Many code improvements
  • Bug fixing

Continue reading abap2xlsx team has a present for you…

xlsx2abap – Read and edit your Excel files from ABAP

Just two months ago I presented to SDN Community my open source project abap2xlsx. With this blog I would like to announce you the release of xlsx2abap and abap2xlsx v2.0.

I’m very happy of the Community reaction to this project that gives me the power to quickly go on and extend my abap2xlsx and create the new xlsx2abap.

This cannot be real without the active contribution of some SDN community members: Gregor Wolf, Tomek Mackowski and Alvaro Tejada Galindo. Thank you guys!

So coming to the project what’s new?

Continue reading xlsx2abap – Read and edit your Excel files from ABAP