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Why are Smartforms called Smart

Hi all,

Why are SmartForms called Smart.

Are they really Smart.

Any reason why they are called Smart forms.

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    Former Member
    Nov 01, 2007 at 05:09 AM

    Hi Somya,

    Do check out the following links on how to use smartforms.

    Award points if helpful.

    Smartforms are explained in detail under the following link :

    http://www.erpgenie.com/abap/smartforms_detail.htm

    http://sap.ionelburlacu.ro/sap0/sapsf001.htm

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    Nov 01, 2007 at 05:26 AM

    Hi Somya,

    Interesting Question.

    Try creating one Sap Script and Smartform and feel the difference.

    Create windows and draw boder of these windows

    I am sure you will feel the difference.

    Regards

    Avi...

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    Nov 01, 2007 at 05:40 AM

    They r far more smarter dan scripts..buddy..

    As said above try making a script for da same requirement as dat of Smartform..

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  • Nov 01, 2007 at 06:36 AM

    Hahahaaaa, good question... people putting color on there face look smart(kidding), similarly in SMARTFORM we can display the text in coloured. Not only this creating smartform and navigating is simpler when compared to SAPscripts.Also they are smart enough to be client independent. 😊

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    SaiRam

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    Nov 01, 2007 at 07:36 AM

    HI,

    apart from joking..

    this will help to solve ur query....

    •<b> SAP uses SF to create and maintain forms for mass printing in a completely graphical user interface, by using very minimum programming skills.

    • As a output medium SF supports printer, Fax, email or internet (by using generated XML output.)

    It endows SAP end users to create and modify forms with minimum basics of ABAP programming skills (to create a customer specific application program or to include calculation routines).

    Features:

    • Multiple pages format possible in SF.

    • Main window may not be there in SF.

    • Labels cannot be created in SF (Disadvantage)

    • Routines can be written in SF.

    • To print a form, you need a program for data retrieval and a SF that contains the entire form logic. SF creates a function module when activated.

    • SF allow you to execute simple modifications to the form and in the form logic by using simple graphical tools.

    • Design a form using the graphical Form Painter and the graphical Table Painter. The form logic is represented by a hierarchy structure that consists of individual nodes, such as nodes for global settings, nodes for texts, nodes for output tables, or nodes for graphics.

    • You can insert static and dynamic tables. This includes line feeds in individual table cells, triggering events for table headings and subtotals, and sorting data before output.

    • SF allows to include graphics which you can display either as part of the form or as background graphics.</b>

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