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How to convert form list to PDF

HI Masters,

My program is showing the invoice form (Smart Form) as list display. But i need to display as PDF format. How can i do that ?

Thanks in advance....

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    Oct 11, 2007 at 02:57 PM

    please go throuh the below procedure and sample Code, this might help you.

    Procedure

    When we activate the Smartform the system generates a Function Module. The function module name we can get from Smartfrom screen from menubar

    “Environment => Function Module_Name” . In a report we can get this Function module name by calling a Function Module standard SSF_FUNCTION_MODULE_NAME. This function module at runtime calls the FM generated by smartform, which in turn is then used to pass data from the report to Smartform. In the report given below the FM generated is “ /1BCDWB/SF00000152 ”. In this FM we can see CONTROL_PARAMETERS in import tab. This is of type SSFCTRLOP. We need to set the GETOTF of this to be ‘X’. Setting this field will activate the OTF field in smartform.

    In export tab of the FM generated by smartform we can see a parameter JOB_OUTPUT_INFO which is of type SSFCRESCL. The SSFCRESCL is a structure of having one of fields as OTFDATA. OTFDATA in turn is a table of type ITCOO. ITCOO has two fields TDPRINTCOM and TDPRINTPAR. TDPRINTCOM represents command line of OTF format data and TDPRINTPAR contains command parameters of OTF format data.

    In every Smartform output in OTF format, TDPRINTCOM begins and ends with ‘//’. ‘EP’ represents the end-of-page value for TDPRINTCOM field.

    In addition we need to set few fields at the place where we call this FM(generated by smartform) in our program. While calling this FM we should set control_parameters, output_options, user_settings and job_putput_info fields as shown in program.

    Once these settings are done we can call Function Module CONVERT_OTF to convert the OTF data of smartfrom output to PDF data format. Once these are done we can call method “cl_gui_fronted_services=>file_save_dialog” to specify the directory path where we want to save the output PDF file. After this we can call Function Module GUI_DOWNLOAD to download the PDF file on our local system.

    Here is a sample code of program to perform the function.

    SAMPLE CODE

    &----


    *& Report ZAMIT_SMART_FORM_PDF *

    *& *

    &----


    *& *

    *& *

    &----


    REPORT ZAMIT_SMART_FORM_PDF .

    data: carr_id type sbook-carrid,

    cparam type ssfctrlop,

    outop type ssfcompop,

    fm_name type rs38l_fnam.

    DATA: tab_otf_data TYPE ssfcrescl,

    pdf_tab LIKE tline OCCURS 0 WITH HEADER LINE,

    tab_otf_final TYPE itcoo OCCURS 0 WITH HEADER LINE,

    file_size TYPE i,

    bin_filesize TYPE i,

    FILE_NAME type string,

    File_path type string,

    FULL_PATH type string.

    parameter: p_custid type scustom-id default 1.

    select-options: s_carrid for carr_id default 'LH' to 'LH'.

    parameter: p_form type tdsfname default 'ZAMIT_SMART_FORM'.

    data: customer type scustom,

    bookings type ty_bookings,

    connections type ty_connections.

    start-of-selection.

                                    • suppressing the dialog box for print preview****************************

                                    outop-tddest = 'LP01'.

                                    cparam-no_dialog = 'X'.

                                    cparam-preview = SPACE.

                                    cparam-getotf = 'X'.

                                    select single * from scustom into customer where id = p_custid.

                                    check sy-subrc = 0.

                                    select * from sbook into table bookings

                                    where customid = p_custid

                                    and carrid in s_carrid

                                    order by primary key.

                                    select * from spfli into table connections

                                    for all entries in bookings

                                    where carrid = bookings-carrid

                                    and connid = bookings-connid

                                    order by primary key.

                                    call function 'SSF_FUNCTION_MODULE_NAME'

                                    exporting formname = p_form

                                    • variant = ' '

                                    • direct_call = ' '

                                    importing fm_name = fm_name

                                    exceptions no_form = 1

                                    no_function_module = 2

                                    others = 3.

                                    if sy-subrc <> 0.

                                    message id sy-msgid type sy-msgty number sy-msgno

                                    with sy-msgv1 sy-msgv2 sy-msgv3 sy-msgv4.

                                    exit.

                                    endif.

                                    • calling the generated function module

                                    call function fm_name

                                    exporting

                                    • archive_index =

                                    • archive_parameters =

                                    control_parameters = cparam

                                    • mail_appl_obj =

                                    • mail_recipient =

                                    • mail_sender =

                                    output_options = outop

                                    user_settings = SPACE

                                    bookings = bookings

                                    customer = customer

                                    connections = connections

                                    importing

                                    • document_output_info =

                                    job_output_info = tab_otf_data

                                    • job_output_options =

                                    exceptions formatting_error = 1

                                    internal_error = 2

                                    send_error = 3

                                    user_canceled = 4

                                    others = 5.

                                    if sy-subrc <> 0.

                                    • error handling

                                    message id sy-msgid type sy-msgty number sy-msgno

                                    with sy-msgv1 sy-msgv2 sy-msgv3 sy-msgv4.

                                    endif.

                                    tab_otf_final[] = tab_otf_data-otfdata[].

                                    CALL FUNCTION 'CONVERT_OTF'

                                    EXPORTING

                                    format = 'PDF'

                                    max_linewidth = 132

                                    • ARCHIVE_INDEX = ' '

                                    • COPYNUMBER = 0

                                    • ASCII_BIDI_VIS2LOG = ' '

                                    IMPORTING

                                    bin_filesize = bin_filesize

                                    • BIN_FILE =

                                    TABLES

                                    otf = tab_otf_final

                                    lines = pdf_tab

                                    EXCEPTIONS

                                    err_max_linewidth = 1

                                    err_format = 2

                                    err_conv_not_possible = 3

                                    err_bad_otf = 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.

                                    CALL METHOD cl_gui_frontend_services=>file_save_dialog

                                    • EXPORTING

                                    • WINDOW_TITLE =

                                    • DEFAULT_EXTENSION =

                                    • DEFAULT_FILE_NAME =

                                    • FILE_FILTER =

                                    • INITIAL_DIRECTORY =

                                    • WITH_ENCODING =

                                    • PROMPT_ON_OVERWRITE = 'X'

                                    CHANGING

                                    filename = FILE_NAME

                                    path = FILE_PATH

                                    fullpath = FULL_PATH

                                    • USER_ACTION =

                                    • FILE_ENCODING =

                                    • EXCEPTIONS

                                    • CNTL_ERROR = 1

                                    • ERROR_NO_GUI = 2

                                    • NOT_SUPPORTED_BY_GUI = 3

                                    • others = 4

                                    .

                                    IF sy-subrc <> 0.

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

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

                                    ENDIF.

                                    ************downloading the converted PDF data to your local PC*******

                                    CALL FUNCTION 'GUI_DOWNLOAD'

                                    EXPORTING

                                    bin_filesize = bin_filesize

                                    filename = FULL_PATH

                                    filetype = 'BIN'

                                    • APPEND = ' '

                                    • WRITE_FIELD_SEPARATOR = ' '

                                    • HEADER = '00'

                                    • TRUNC_TRAILING_BLANKS = ' '

                                    • WRITE_LF = 'X'

                                    • COL_SELECT = ' '

                                    • COL_SELECT_MASK = ' '

                                    • DAT_MODE = ' '

                                    • CONFIRM_OVERWRITE = ' '

                                    • NO_AUTH_CHECK = ' '

                                    • CODEPAGE = ' '

                                    • IGNORE_CERR = ABAP_TRUE

                                    • REPLACEMENT = '#'

                                    • WRITE_BOM = ' '

                                    • TRUNC_TRAILING_BLANKS_EOL = 'X'

                                    IMPORTING

                                    filelength = file_size

                                    TABLES

                                    data_tab = pdf_tab

                                    • FIELDNAMES =

                                    EXCEPTIONS

                                    file_write_error = 1

                                    no_batch = 2

                                    gui_refuse_filetransfer = 3

                                    invalid_type = 4

                                    no_authority = 5

                                    unknown_error = 6

                                    header_not_allowed = 7

                                    separator_not_allowed = 8

                                    filesize_not_allowed = 9

                                    header_too_long = 10

                                    dp_error_create = 11

                                    dp_error_send = 12

                                    dp_error_write = 13

                                    unknown_dp_error = 14

                                    access_denied = 15

                                    dp_out_of_memory = 16

                                    disk_full = 17

                                    dp_timeout = 18

                                    file_not_found = 19

                                    dataprovider_exception = 20

                                    control_flush_error = 21

                                    OTHERS = 22

                                    .

                                    IF sy-subrc <> 0.

                                    ENDIF.

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