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Online Adobe forms in Guided Procedures

Calling SAP GP experts,

Has anyone been able to successfully implement online Adobe forms in a Guided procedures. If yes, can you share tricks involved..

The objective is to throw open an online Adobe form to the user to fill in.. The Adobe form will have pre-filled data (from previous Actions in the GP) and there will be the Approval process step after the form is filled...

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Nitesh

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    Posted on Jan 13, 2007 at 05:07 AM

    Hey,

    I think this one must be posted in DEVELOPING COMPOSITES or ADOBE INTERACTIVE FORMS group.

    May be you can get a faster response there.

    Regards

    Raja Sekhar

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  • Posted on Jan 13, 2007 at 09:10 AM

    You can get an answer here too 😊

    I have done this for a teched workshop.

    You just create a guided procedure. Bind a form that you have created in Adobe Livecycle Designer to the guided procedure. This is an administration step which adopts the forum to the guided procedure (generating a submit url). Now you can make this form available for download in your intranet and anyone filling it in starts the guided procedure.

    Have fun,

    Alan

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  • Posted on Jan 13, 2007 at 02:07 PM

    Hi Alan,

    Nice to hear from you.. Dunno whether you remember but we had met at the TechEd in Bangalore and had a long chat...

    Is this the course BEM250 that you are talking about?? Or is it some other course?

    While creating the Interactive form Callable Object i uploaded the Adobe form and chose the configuration option <b>'Enable Use in Guided Procedures'</b> and in that option chose <b>'Create Interactive Form and Complete Process Step'</b> to bind the Adobe form to the Guided Procedure but it does not work when i try to test the process at runtime and gives me a message <i><b>'The next activity is not yet available: try again later using the "Refresh" button'</b></i>. I tried using the refresh button but it refuses to call the Adobe form.. Ofcourse the Callable Object has been associated to a Process.. What am i doing wrong here?? How else do i bind the Adobe form to the Guided procedure to throw open the Adobe form at runtime??

    Eagerly waiting for your reply..

    Cheers

    Nitesh

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  • Posted on Jan 16, 2007 at 12:57 AM

    Dear Alan,

    Yes i have generated the form's submit URL... It works fine when the pdf is saved in the users desktop and upon clicking the submit button it kicks of a Process with a Visual Approval callable object..

    However my requirement is that the Adobe form be submitted online during GP runtime.. The process is initiated by the User in the portal (not offline) who wants to put in a request. When the user initiates a process an Adobe form is opened to him in which he fills in his request. This request is then <b>forwarded for Approval</b>.. After Approval a digital signature need to be attached to the document and further on it needs to be sent out to other User Groups.. In case the request is <b>rejected</b> then the control goes back to the requestor who can either modify his request and send it again for approval or simply delete the request.. Throughout the whole process Print of the request can be taken at any time. Considering the requirements of Print & Digital signature i think using Adobe would be the way to go.. What do you think about implementing such a requirement in GP with Adobe UIs? Is it the right way of going about it?

    Quite an interesting nut to crack.. Ain't it ??

    Cheers

    Nitesh

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