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Difference between Client Dependent and Client Independent ?

Can some one clarify my doubt on Client Dependent and Client Independent - Scripts / Smartforms.

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Harini

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    Nov 21, 2006 at 02:55 AM

    Hi ,

    Client dependant refers to specific Client , As Standard Scripts are not maintained all clients , You copy it from 000 client then do use/do the modification specific to the client .

    As in case of Smart forms if you create the smartforms. It will be reflected in all the clients , as it generates FM .

    Hope this clarifies your Doubt

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    Nov 21, 2006 at 02:56 AM

    Hi,

    Scripts are client dependent, means the changes done to SAP scripts in particular client will not be reflected in other client.

    Smartforms are client independent, means changes done in one client will be reflected in all the clients.

    Hope this is wat you want, If Helpfull Reward Points.

    Regards:-

    Santosh.

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    Nov 21, 2006 at 03:09 AM

    Read below info.

    Although SAPscript has had some incremental improvements over time, its forms have always been -- under the hood -- relatively passive objects, with minimal embedded logic. These forms were designed to be driven and controlled by ABAP programs, much in the way ABAP programs read in database tables to produce reports; if you ever download a SAPscript form (e.g., via utility program RSTXSCRP), and look at the portable text file it produces you'll see what I mean. Many text objects (e.g., invoice header texts) are bound directly to documents which are client-dependent, so it makes sense for these text objects to also be client-dependent. From a complexity standpoint, SAPscript forms are close enough to these text objects and hence they are made as client dependent.

    Conversely, a Smart Form is significantly more robust and complex. For instance, it can contain program nodes and nested tables with patterns. When a Smart Form is compiled, it generates an ABAP function module – and these are always client-independent. This is appropriate, given that this form has more in common with an ABAP program than its predecessor. For instance, when a print program calls a Smart Form, the form itself takes over to produce output, without any further direction from the print program. In fact, the join is so seamless that I often find myself using a Smart Form's Initialization section for logic to handle any data gathering not handled by the print program. I

    There are significant advantages to client-independence. For instance, a change made in one development client happens immediately across all development clients. Among other things, this means we don't have to waste time figuring which client contains the most recent version. In addition, transporting Smart Forms is easier, since we can safely bundle them together in the same transport as their client-independent print programs (no worry about mixing client-dependent and independent objects).

    I hope it helps.

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    Vibha

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  • Nov 21, 2006 at 04:13 AM

    Hi,

    A client is an independent business unit within an R/3 System, Data in the R/3 are classified as cleint-Dependent and client-independent.

    Client-independent data such as ABAP Programs, R/3 repository objects throught the entire system. Other data is client-dependent. meaning, it can be viewed from one client. Cleint-dependent data includes customizing application and user data.

    If you display the object list for one change request, and then for each object the object attributes, you will find the flag client specific.

    If one object in the task list has this flag on, then that transport will be client dependent.

    You can also find a list of the high class objects in SAP, here you will see the flag on/off. Use TCODE SOBJ.

    --Ragu

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