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Including the SAP symbols in the standard text (Urgent!!)


I want to include the SAP symbol in my standard text. I used the path Insert->Characters->SAP symbols and selected one symbol. But when I check the print preview the symbol is not displayed. Please help. Points will surely be rewarded.



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    Posted on Nov 20, 2007 at 01:33 PM


    How you are mixing the Std text and the script std symbol? in se71 script only along with the INCLUDE command which is used to print Std text?

    You can't mix up like that.

    use them in a separate line

    see the doc

    A variable in SAPscript is called a symbol. There are the following types.

    • System symbol (e.g. the number of the current page)

    • Standard symbol (usable in any document)

    • Program symbol (value from the print program)

    • Text symbol (“local variable”)

    The value of a symbol is text for using within SAPscript code and is represented by the symbol-name enclosed by ampersands. On seeing the tell-tale ampersands in SAPscript code, you sometimes need to figure out the symbol type.

    goto any PAGEWINDOW's Text elements in Script (SE71)

    from the Menu-> INSERT-> Symbols

    you find all symbols here

    System symbols

    System symbols in a SAPscript form are comparable to system fields like SY-UZEIT in an ABAP program, and include these. The graphical editor offers three types of system symbol.

    1. General system symbols

    See the table TTSXY. PAGE is the most widely used. The list given in our BC460 training manuals is out of date.

    2. SAPscript system symbols

    See the dictionary structure SAPSCRIPT. SAPSCRIPT-FORMPAGES is the most widely used.

    3. ABAP system symbols

    For the ABAP system field SY-UNAME, say, the symbol is SYST-UNAME. [SYST is the dictionary structure for ABAP system fields.]

    Sample code:

    • User: &SYST-UNAME&


    Standard symbols

    Standard symbols are maintained centrally (in the table TTDTG via transaction SE75) for use in any document. Menu path:


    Form Printout



    Some standard symbols are SAP-standard and others are custom. Curiously, table TTDTG is cross-client although SAPscript forms are not.

    The value of a standard symbol has to be defined for each language used. This gives a way to make a single SAPscript form multi-lingual.

    We can take advantage to an extent of the central maintenance, though there is no guarantee that the available standard symbols will used in every appropriate context.

    Standard symbols complicate searching a SAPscript form, since text like ‘Charity registration 211581’ may be hiding in a standard symbol.

    Text symbols

    A text symbol is declared and assigned to within the SAPscript code, and so obviously applies only to the current document. The command DEFINE is used, requiring /: in the tag column, as in the following examples.

    /: DEFINE &COMP_NAME& = ‘University of Warwick’



    ADDRESS : Formatting of Address

    BOTTOM, ENDBOTTOM : Define Footer text in a window

    BOX, POSITION, SIZE : Boxes, Lines and Shading

    CASE, ENDCASE : Case Distinction

    DEFINE : Value assignment to text symbols

    HEX, ENDHEX : Hexadecimal values

    IF, ENDIF : Conditional text output

    INCLUDE : Include other texts

    NEW-PAGE : Explicit forms feed

    NEW-WINDOW : Next window main

    PRINT-CONTROL : Insert print control character

    PROTECT...ENDPROTECT : Protect from page break

    RESET : Initialize outline paragraphs

    SET COUNTRY : Country-specific formating

    SET DATE MASK : Formating of date fields

    SET SIGN : Position of +/- sign

    SET TIME MASK : Formating of time fields

    STYLE : Change style

    SUMMING : Summing variables

    TOP : Set header text in window MAIN



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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi KK,

      Many SAP symbols are not visible in print prieview but when you print the same the symbol will be vissible. You can see the properties assiciated with the symbol to know whether it can be printed/print prieview is possible or not.



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