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I've been working with SAPscripts and I'm looking to start developing with Smartforms. Is there any online documentation I can read to give me the basics and/or manual I can purchase.

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  • Posted on Jan 10, 2007 at 03:55 PM
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    Posted on Jan 10, 2007 at 03:56 PM

    SAP Smartforms can be used for creating and maintaining forms for mass printing in SAP Systems. The output medium for Smartforms support printer, fax, e-mail, or the Internet (by using the generated XML output).

    According to SAP, you need neither have any programming knowledge nor use a Script language to adapt standard forms. However, basic ABAP programming skills are required only in special cases (for example, to call a function module you created or for complex and extensive conditions).

    1. Create a new smartforms

    Transaction code SMARTFORMS

    Create new smartforms call ZSMART

    2. Define looping process for internal table

    Pages and windows

    First Page -> Header Window (Cursor at First Page then click Edit -> Node -> Create)

    Here, you can specify your title and page numbering

    &SFSY-PAGE& (Page 1) of &SFSY-FORMPAGES(Z4.0)& (Total Page)

    Main windows -> TABLE -> DATA

    In the Loop section, tick Internal table and fill in

    ITAB1 (table in ABAP SMARTFORM calling function) INTO ITAB2

    3. Define table in smartforms

    Global settings :

    Form interface

    Variable name Type assignment Reference type

    ITAB1 TYPE Table Structure

    Global definitions

    Variable name Type assignment Reference type

    ITAB2 TYPE Table Structure

    4. To display the data in the form

    Make used of the Table Painter and declare the Line Type in Tabstrips Table

    e.g. HD_GEN for printing header details,

    IT_GEN for printing data details.

    You have to specify the Line Type in your Text elements in the Tabstrips Output options.

    Tick the New Line and specify the Line Type for outputting the data.

    Declare your output fields in Text elements

    Tabstrips - Output Options

    For different fonts use this Style : IDWTCERTSTYLE

    For Quantity or Amout you can used this variable &GS_ITAB-AMOUNT(12.2)&

    5. Calling SMARTFORMS from your ABAP program

    REPORT ZSMARTFORM.

    • Calling SMARTFORMS from your ABAP program.

    • Collecting all the table data in your program, and pass once to SMARTFORMS

    • SMARTFORMS

    • Declare your table type in :-

    • Global Settings -> Form Interface

    • Global Definintions -> Global Data

    • Main Window -> Table -> DATA

    *

    *

    TABLES: MKPF.

    DATA: FM_NAME TYPE RS38L_FNAM.

    DATA: BEGIN OF INT_MKPF OCCURS 0.

    INCLUDE STRUCTURE MKPF.

    DATA: END OF INT_MKPF.

    SELECT-OPTIONS S_MBLNR FOR MKPF-MBLNR MEMORY ID 001.

    SELECT * FROM MKPF WHERE MBLNR IN S_MBLNR.

    MOVE-CORRESPONDING MKPF TO INT_MKPF.

    APPEND INT_MKPF.

    ENDSELECT.

    • At the end of your program.

    • Passing data to SMARTFORMS

    call function 'SSF_FUNCTION_MODULE_NAME'

    exporting

    formname = 'ZSMARTFORM'

    • VARIANT = ' '

    • DIRECT_CALL = ' '

    IMPORTING

    FM_NAME = FM_NAME

    EXCEPTIONS

    NO_FORM = 1

    NO_FUNCTION_MODULE = 2

    OTHERS = 3.

    if sy-subrc <> 0.

    WRITE: / 'ERROR 1'.

    • MESSAGE ID SY-MSGID TYPE SY-MSGTY NUMBER SY-MSGNO

    • WITH SY-MSGV1 SY-MSGV2 SY-MSGV3 SY-MSGV4.

    endif.

    call function FM_NAME

    • EXPORTING

    • ARCHIVE_INDEX =

    • ARCHIVE_INDEX_TAB =

    • ARCHIVE_PARAMETERS =

    • CONTROL_PARAMETERS =

    • MAIL_APPL_OBJ =

    • MAIL_RECIPIENT =

    • MAIL_SENDER =

    • OUTPUT_OPTIONS =

    • USER_SETTINGS = 'X'

    • IMPORTING

    • DOCUMENT_OUTPUT_INFO =

    • JOB_OUTPUT_INFO =

    • JOB_OUTPUT_OPTIONS =

    TABLES

    GS_MKPF = INT_MKPF

    EXCEPTIONS

    FORMATTING_ERROR = 1

    INTERNAL_ERROR = 2

    SEND_ERROR = 3

    USER_CANCELED = 4

    OTHERS = 5.

    if sy-subrc <> 0.

    MESSAGE ID SY-MSGID TYPE SY-MSGTY NUMBER SY-MSGNO

    WITH SY-MSGV1 SY-MSGV2 SY-MSGV3 SY-MSGV4.

    endif.

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    Additional Fonts for your SMARTFORMS

    You can create additional fonts and style with transaction SMARTSTYLES

    This can then be define in the paragraph and character formats, which you can then be assign to texts and fields in the Smart Form.

    The character formats includes effects such as superscript, subscript, barcode and font attributes.

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