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Interactive forms - License

Hi,

I have a question to which i have not gotten a straight answer and hereby posting online to collect your throughts.

We are using the Interactive PDF element in a web dynpro transaction (production) to just display the data , there are no input fields on the PDF. Does this usage count towards the licensing cost.

Second - does anyone have the name of a report that SAP would run to measure the form usage and license.

thanks,

Ali Mohammed.

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    Posted on Sep 01, 2013 at 07:51 PM

    You can also check what is "triggered" as an interactive form. There is a small java app that you can run on your production server that shows how many/what forms are "interactive" and using licenses.

    I don't remember the app right off, but do some searches on here for it (it is also in the book from SAP Press about Adobe forms).

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  • author's profile photo Former Member
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    Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 07:51 AM

    Hi Ali,

    IFbA license is required when forms are designed via Adobe LiveCycle Designer.

    KR, Gary

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    • Former Member Ali Mohammed

      Interactive forms delivered by SAP can be adapted or customized cosmetically without having to be licensed.

      Interactive forms customised beyond the extent considered to be cosmetic are considered to be modified and are then licensable. These forms are licensable only if they are brought into productive use through deployment on a productive system.

      What is considered as a cosmetic change to a SAP delivered Form deployed on a Productive system?

      • Adding, deleting or changing the color, position, or style of lines, circles, arcs, boxes in a form.
      • Adding, deleting or changing the color, font, content or formatting of boiler-plate text.
      • Adding, deleting or changing logos or other static graphics elements
      • Changing the color, style, font, formatting or borders on a field.
      • Deleting a form field.

      What is considered as a licensable change to a Form delivered by SAP (Non-Cosmetic)

      • Adding an interactive field on a form
      • Copying a field from one form design to another form design
      • Changing the position of a field on the form
      • Adding a new image field (which calls data from the SAP application) and submits image location via URL in the form data
      • Adding a new image field (which calls data from the SAP application) and submits image data in the form data
  • author's profile photo Former Member
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    Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 02:57 PM

    Hey.

    Non interactive forms (or print forms) are never licensed.

    Check out note 750784

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  • Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 09:05 PM

    I guess, if there are no interactive elements (input / editable fields, buttons) on the form, then we don't need license

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