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I have a small doubt.We can achievev the same functionality using both the scripts as well as through smartforms.Then why should we go for implementing in scripts.And onemore thing is suppose I have created a script as well as a smartform where the purpose is same for both.After taking a printout in both the cases what are the general differences we found in both the cases.finally which one is prefferable.

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    Posted on Dec 05, 2007 at 01:08 PM

    Sandeep,

    a) Multiple page formats are possible in smartforms which is not the case in SAPScripts

    b) It is possible to have a smartform without a main window .

    c) Labels cannot be created in smartforms.

    d) Routines can be written in smartforms tool.

    e) Smartforms generates a function module when activated.

    f) Unlike sapscripts (RSTXSCRP), you cannot upload/download Smartform to your local harddisk.

    It was said that it was provided in CRM 3.0 version, but not available in R/3. You can download smartforms into Local PC in a XML format. In the same way you can upload this XML format into Smartform. From the smartform editor itself you can call download option, if you are working in CRM 3.0 environment.

    In R3 also, you can download into XML format. However, it's not sure about uploading. Refer to the program 'SF_XSF_DEMO'.

    In 4.7 Enterprise, other have seen this utlity which is completey missing in 4.6c. There is functionality to downlaod a complete form or only a particular node. (Utilities -> Download form). It will create a XML file and save it in the hard disk.

    For others, if you want to download/upload the Smartforms source, you will need the help from the Basis people. What you can do is to create a Transport and then FTP down to your local harddisk. When you need the Smartform source in another system, you have FTP up the Smartforms file back to the SAP server. Finally, the Basis team, will tp it into your system.

    g) The protect and endprotect command in sapscript doesn't work with smartforms. For example on a invoice: First data of position no 80. is printed on page one, other data of position no 80 is printed on page 2. And there's nothing you can do about it. Actually, there is something you can do about it. By using a folder node and checking the 'protect' checkbox, everything in that folder will be page protected.

    Major difference between Scripts and Smartforms is Script is client dependant and where as Smart form is client independant.

    Check there links for more info.

    /message/635740#635740 [original link is broken]

    sapscript-vs-smartforms

    Regards,

    Satish

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    Posted on Dec 05, 2007 at 01:09 PM

    Sapscript is the old technology to create froms.

    Since the latest SAP release, you can use Smartforms, which is more user- friendly.

    No real differences, you can do excatly the same things.

    So use smartforms !

    Hope this helps,

    Erwan

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    Posted on Dec 05, 2007 at 01:28 PM

    hi

    good

    1).Smartforms are client independent and Sapscripts are client dependent.

    2).Multiple page formats are possible in smartforms which is not the case in SAPScripts

    3).It is possible to have a smartform without a main window .

    4).Labels cannot be created in smartforms.

    5).Routines can be written in smartforms tool.

    6).Smartforms generates a function module when activated.

    Functional spec is written by the fun consultants in the business/sap Language related to SAP functionality related to that particular module

    A senior technical person can convert to Technical spec with tables etc

    reward point if helpful.

    thanks

    mrutyun^

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