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Scripts vs Smartforms vs Interactive forms

Hi experts,

Answers to the following questions as well as any relevant links will be appreciated:

<b>What is the necessity for customers to get converted to smartforms from sapscripts??

What is the process to get along with this conversion??

Are all standard sapscripts have related standard smartforms available in the system?? How to find them??

What is the effect of interactive forms over sapscripts/smartforms in future??</b>

The above questions are based for version ECC 6.0

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    Jun 01, 2007 at 11:25 AM

    Hi Aadarsh,

    see the below points for smartforms vs scripts.

    1.SAP Scripts are available prior to version 4.6 also.

    1.Smart Forms is available from the version 4.6 Onwards only.

    2.It is not as flexible as SAP Smartforms

    2. It is flexible as it uses Graphical user interface for the creation of the

    Layout.

    3.In SAP Scripts It is not possible to write the code in the Layout (Ex: Select statements.

    3.In Smart Forms We can write code for data retrieval in the Layout also.

    4..In SAP Scripts It is possible to upload only those pictures, which are in tiff format.

    4.In Smart Forms It is possible to upload pictures of different format.

    5. .In SAP Scripts Layout Designing is little difficult in Sap Script when compared to Smart Forms.

    5.In Smart Forms Layout Designing is easy because of the tool, graphical form painter.

    6. .In SAP Scripts Creating boxes and Lines are done using the command line /: and the box command.

    6. In Smart Forms Since there is no command line, in order to draw even a small line, we have to create a separate window.

    7. .In SAP Scripts SAP Scripts we call a number of function modules in the driver program to communicate with the layout like open form, write form and close form etc.

    7. In Smart Forms When we execute the form, it itself creates a function module for the particular form, which has to be called in the driver program to communicate with the Layout.

    plz reward points if helpful.

    Thanks,

    Suma.

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    Jun 01, 2007 at 04:24 PM
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    Jun 04, 2007 at 11:25 AM

    Hi,

    if u want to migrate form SAPSCRIPTS to Smartforms then just goto tcode SMARTFORMS

    Give name to new form

    follow menu utilities -- migrate --- import sap script. Thats all!

    For this u must hv sapscripts in then system and that can be modifeid with if req.

    calling smart form is little bit different that sapscript.

    callling smart has two FMs : 1. SSF_function_name " to get fm name as sf create fm for each.

    2. call function <fm_name_given_by_above_fm>.

    Jogdand M B

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    Jun 01, 2007 at 04:25 PM

    interactive forms is nothing but adobe forms

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    Jun 04, 2007 at 11:07 AM

    Hi,

    Advanteages of Adobe Forms.

    Advantages over Smart Forms/SAPscript

    &#149; PDF is a de-facto standard for forms in the Web

    &#149; Adobe LiveCycle Designer as an easy to use, flexible tool for designing

    forms

    &#149; Adobe LiveCycle Designer is fully integrated into the SAP's IDEs: SAP

    NetWeaver Development Studio (Java) and ABAP Workbench

    &#149; Graphics (BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, EXIF) can be included into forms directly

    &#150; no conversion required

    &#149; Objects (including texts) can be rotated

    &#149; Different page orientations (landscape, portrait) are possible within one form

    &#149; Graphical elements can be included in forms

    &#149; Forms can be created so that they conform to accessibility standards

    &#149; Complex layout elements can be shared between form developers

    &#149; Existing PDF or Word documents can be imported

    &#149; TrueType Fonts can be used; installation requires no upload

    &#149; Barcodes can be printed on all printers of types Postscript, PCL, PDF, or

    Zebra

    &#149; Mailing and faxing is easier

    &#149; Forms are regular Repository objects with standard transport and versioning

    &#149; Interactive scenarios and integration into browser-based applications are

    possible (Web Dynpro for Java or ABAP)

    Regards,

    Omkar.

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    Jun 04, 2007 at 11:38 AM

    Hi

    Check these answers below:

    Smartforms comes with more advanced features than scripts.

    Eg. U can't create tables and templates in scripts where as it is possible in Smartforms.

    U can't execute a script without a driver program where as smartforms can be executed directly even if u dont have driver program.

    Are all standard sapscripts have related standard smartforms available in the system?? How to find them??

    If u want to know which standard script is having the smartform then go to nace and give the output type and search for the smartform. If smartform is available for the script it will be displayed.

    Regards

    Haritha.

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