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what is the use of FOLDER NODE in SMARTFORMS?

what is the use of FOLDER NODE in SMARTFORMS?

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  • Posted on Aug 20, 2007 at 11:00 AM

    Hi..

    It does not affect the Processing of Smartforms.

    It is only used to Group of related nodes together So that they can be Copied/Deleted Together.

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    Posted on Aug 20, 2007 at 11:04 AM

    Hi

    Folder nodes Combine successor nodes to logical groups.

    Possible direct successors are All except window and page

    nodes

    The more extensive a form becomes, the less clear becomes the node hierarchy in the tree

    structure. To avoid this, you can combine related nodes by appending them under a folder node.

    Procedure

    1. To create a folder node call the context menu for that node in the tree structure that shall

    contain the text, and choose Create Folder.

    2. Enter a unique name for the node and a description (for example, cells of the third line).

    3. To assign other nodes to the folder, use Drag&Drop to pull them to the folder node or insert

    new nodes as successors.

    Regards,

    Suruchi

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    Posted on Aug 20, 2007 at 11:05 AM

    Hi,

    By using a folder node and checking the 'protect' checkbox, everything in that folder will be page protected.

    How to create a New smartfrom, it is having step by step procedure

    http://sap.niraj.tripod.com/id67.html

    Here is the procedure

    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.

    for Smartforms material

    http://www.sap-basis-abap.com/sapsf001.htm

    http://www.sap-press.com/downloads/h955_preview.pdf

    http://www.ossincorp.com/Black_Box/Black_Box_2.htm

    http://www.sap-img.com/smartforms/sap-smart-forms.htm

    http://www.sap-img.com/smartforms/smartform-tutorial.htm

    http://www.sapgenie.com/abap/smartforms.htm

    How to trace smartform

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_47x200/helpdata/en/49/c3d8a4a05b11d5b6ef006094192fe3/frameset.htm

    http://www.help.sap.com/bp_presmartformsv1500/DOCU/OVIEW_EN.PDF

    http://www.sap-img.com/smartforms/smart-006.htm

    http://www.sap-img.com/smartforms/smartforms-faq-part-two.htm

    need-faq's

    check most imp link

    http://www.sapbrain.com/ARTICLES/TECHNICAL/SMARTFORMS/smartforms.html

    step by step good ex link is....

    http://smoschid.tripod.com/How_to_do_things_in_SAP/How_To_Build_SMARTFORMS/How_To_Build_SMARTFORMS.html

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    Regards

    Omkar

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    Posted on Aug 20, 2007 at 11:08 AM

    Hi,

    1. It just use to combine diferrent node into logical groups.

    2. It can be used for page protection by checking the page protect check box. So that every thing in folder will be printed on same page.

    Enjoy SAP.

    Pankaj Singh.

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    Posted on Aug 20, 2007 at 11:11 AM

    Hi Ramana,

    A Form has Different texts of which only one is to be output depending on the condition.

    create these texts and group them in folder.

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    Regards,

    Murali

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