The flat file structure is same as the transfer structure. Its a csv file and i also checked about the delimiters and stuff.The flat is not open and it is closed while i am loading it. The same file gets loaded if i try in another laptop with my id.If i use my colleague's id on my system also...it doest work...so, the basic problem is with my laptop. I know its nor related to type of data or transfer structure. Its some settings on my laptop which got changed automatically. If i install some other softwares like mozilla firefox or yahoo msg-will that create a problem? I am not at all understanding why its like this. Please help.The error msgs i get when i try to load the flat file -
Error 1 when loading external data
Error number 1 occurred when loading external data:
1. Error when reading the file (access rights, file name, ...)
2. File size or number of records does not correspond to the data in the control file
3. Error when generating the IDoc
4. File contains invalid data (errors with an arithmetic operation or data conversion)
Check whether you have the required access rights and whether the data in the control file is correct (file names, record length, number of records, ...). Correct the data in the control file if necessary and check the data file for invalid data (values of the wrong type, values in the wrong format for conversion exit,...). Check whether the file has headers that have not been specified.
Error when opening the data file C:\vikki1.csv (origin C)
File C:\ vikki1.csv (origin C) could not be opened.
A : Application server
C : Client workstation
Check whether the file entered exists and is not been used by other applications.
Error 1 means your flat file is open while uploading the data..
your flat file should be closed while uploading data in BW.
that is why it is saying "Error when opening the file..".
first close that file n then upload..it will work.
rest of the things are ok!..
I hope this will help you.
Also check if the permissions for the file are proper on the app server if you are using an app server and see if authorizations for the same exist - If you are loading for the first time - it could also be an authorization issue - try to load the file with an ID that has SAP_ALL access.
for BI 7.0 system please check the below properties. and try place CSV file on desk top and give that path,
and also check the CSV file Data Separator "," and Escape sign ";" and Header rows to be ignored. and Adapter "Load text-type file from Workstation".