SAP long text formatter

A common problem with SAP applications is that they save free text with each line in a database column; this presents some extra formatting hassle if you want to save free text from many different sources. For this purpose I have created a small application that takes some seemingly garbled text and formats it into a readable SAP friendly format.

The text must obey a few simple rules. Bulleted paragraphs may not contain any empty lines, valid bullets are sequential numbers or letters or •

Try copy the below text into the application found here to test for your self

SAP, started in 1972 by five former IBM employees in Mannheim, Germany, states that it is the world's largest inter-enterprise software company and the world's fourth-largest independent software supplier, overall.

1. The original name for SAP was German: Systeme, Anwendungen, Produkte,
2.               German for "Systems Applications and Products." The original SAP
               3.              idea was to provide customers
with the ability to
      interact with a common
corporate database for a comprehensive range of applications.
a.Gradually, the applications        have been assembled and today many corporations,
b.including IBM and Microsoft, are using SAP products to run their own businesses.
• SAP                 applications, built            around their latest
                R/3 system, provide the capability to
manage financial, asset, and cost accounting,
• production operations and materials, personnel, plants, and archived documents. The R/3 system runs on a number of platforms including Windows 2000 and uses the client/server model. The latest version of R/3 includes a comprehensive Internet-enabled package.
c.  SAP has recently recast its product offerings under a comprehensive
d.                   Web interface, called, 
and added             new e-business applications,
including customer      relationship management
                       (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM).
4. As of January 2007, SAP, a publicly traded
 had over 38,4000 employees in over 50 countries,
5. and more than
36,200 customers around the world. SAP is turning its attention to small- and-medium sized businesses (SMB).

•A recent R/3 version was provided for IBM's AS/400 platform.

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