How to import Excel CSV file to SAP UI5 Application.

In this blog, we will see how can we import a csv file in SAP UI5 application. 

This would be a bit different from importing excel file just as I explained inthe previous blog, since in this technique we wont be rquired to use a third party library.

Just like in my previous blog, lets keep the use case simple. We will have a simple view with a FileUploader to browse a csv file and a table to display the data.

<core:View xmlns:core="sap.ui.core" xmlns:mvc="sap.ui.core.mvc"
	xmlns="sap.m" xmlns:u="sap.ui.unified" xmlns:l="sap.ui.layout.form"
	controllerName="com.fileuploader.FileUpload" xmlns:html="">
	<Page title="Demo on CSV File Upload">
		<l:SimpleForm editable="true">
		  <Label text="File Name">
		 <u:FileUploader id="idfileUploader" width="50%"
		    sameFilenameAllowed="false" buttonText="" fileType="CSV"
		    placeholder="Choose a CSV file" style="Emphasized">
		<Button text="Upload" press="onUpload"></Button>

		<Table id="idTable" items="{/}">
			<Text text="{VBELN}"></Text>
			<Text text="{ERDAT}"></Text>
			<Text text="{VBTYP}"></Text>
			<Text text="{TRVOG}"></Text>
			<Text text="{AUART}"></Text>
			<Text text="Sales Document"></Text>
			<Text text="Date"></Text>
			<Text text="Type"></Text>
			<Text text="Sales Org"></Text>
			<Text text="Category"></Text>

Now update the code in the onUpload function in the respective controller.

onUpload : function(e) {
	var fU = this.getView().byId("idfileUploader");
	var domRef = fU.getFocusDomRef();
	var file = domRef.files[0];
	// Create a File Reader object
	var reader = new FileReader();
	var t = this;
	reader.onload = function(e) {
	    var strCSV =;
	    var arrCSV = strCSV.match(/[\w .]+(?=,?)/g);
	    var noOfCols = 5;

	    // To ignore the first row which is header
	    var hdrRow = arrCSV.splice(0, noOfCols);

	    var data = [];
	    while (arrCSV.length > 0) {
		var obj = {};
		// extract remaining rows one by one
		var row = arrCSV.splice(0, noOfCols)
		for (var i = 0; i < row.length; i++) {
		    obj[hdrRow[i]] = row[i].trim()
		// push row to an array
	    // Bind the data to the Table
	    var oModel = new sap.ui.model.json.JSONModel();
	    var oTable = t.byId("idTable");

The above code in onUpload function will read the data in CSV file and load it to json model and bind it to the table.

Hereby, we have successfully uploaded the CSV to UI5 application and shown it on the table. Now, as per requirement user can select a particular record and perform CRUD operations.

This way we have seen both ways of importing Excel and CSV files to UI5 application. We can also add some additional validations on excel imported files by simply comparing the desired template with the imported file template. This we can see in the next blog.

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22 November 2022 at 02:34 ×

I have to impliment this code after impliment didn't work in web ide , didnt upload csv data in table.
kindly help

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