In previous post I've shown how to zip file directly on PC without using CL_ABAP_ZIP, this time I will show you how easy is to use OLE2_OBJECT to create an MS Outlook message with attachment and save it in Outlook's Drafts folder. OLE2_OBJECT in fact can be used with any application that allows it, but today I will only show a hint how to work with MS Outlook.
I know that most of us use CL_BCS to create and send the message directly from SAP, but in a situation when you're working on local files then It may be better to do it with Outlook. This is of course just a short sample of the possibilities, all functions for OLE & MS you can find in MSDN documents.
Here is the code with f_path parameter which is used to pass path of local file to attach to message:
form outlook using f_path type csequence.
data: fo_appoutlook type ole2_object.
data: fo_appitem type ole2_object.
data: fo_namespace type ole2_object.
data: fo_attachments type ole2_object.
data: fo_inspector type ole2_object.
* Create outlook.application
create object fo_appoutlook 'outlook.application' .
call method of fo_appoutlook 'GetNameSpace' = fo_namespace
#1 = 'MAPI'.
* create item
call method of fo_appoutlook 'CreateItem' = fo_appitem
#1 = '0'.
call method of fo_appitem 'GetInspector' = fo_inspector.
* #1 = '0'.
* set body of an email
set property of fo_appitem 'Htmlbody' = 'This is body<br>Use HTML'.
* set recipients, can be separated with ; if more than one needed
* set subject
set property of fo_appitem 'Subject' = 'New Mail'.
* add attachments
if f_path is not initial.
call method of fo_appitem 'ATTACHMENTS' = fo_attachments.
call method of fo_attachments 'ADD'
#1 = f_path.
* you can diplay window or Save it in Drafts
* call method of fo_appitem 'Display'.
call method of fo_appitem 'Save'.
free object fo_appitem.
free object fo_namespace.
free object fo_appoutlook.