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HR - ESS , Form 16 , PDF , CONVERT_OTF

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Regarding - HR Module, ESS , (INDIA) , Form 16

Transaction - HRESSIN_F16 (Display Form 16)

The system has been upgraded from version 4.6C to 6.0 . It is a Non-Unicode system.

Expected behaviour - The program is to display the employee's Form16 in the PDF format.

However, nothing is displayed in the container provided on the screen.

On debugging, we observed the following -

CALLING STACK is as follows ::

-The variable PNPESSCF is flagged X to indicate ESS.

-The program HINCF160 calls subroutine DISPLAY_LIST ( PERFORM DISPLAY_LIST. )

- In DISPLAY_LIST, after suppressing ALV display, it calls subroutine PRINT_MODULE . ( PERFORM PRINT_MODULE. )

- In PRINT_MODULE (Include PCF16IN4 ), All the required Data is fetched in the OTF_TABLE internal table and CLOSE_FORM is called ( PERFORM CLOSE_FORM ).

- In form CLOSE_FORM (Include PCSAPIN0 ) standard SAP Function MOdule CLOSE_FORM is called. For ESS Scenario, like here, subroutine report_data_convert_tables is called.

In the Original Code (HINCF160, Include PCSAPIN0 ) we see that a statement has been commented out and another line has been inserted. The code has been pasted below --

  • BEGIN OF ESS CHANGES

IF PNPESSCF = 'X'.

  • perform report_data_convert(saplhress00_rep) tables otf_table[].

perform report_data_convert tables otf_table[] . "RK1016444

ENDIF.

  • END OF ESS CHANGES

For other programs, the original (commented) perform statement has been used ie -

Example In like Tcode PZ11_PDF (Remuneration Statement),

(In Program SAPLHRESSXX_REP , Include LHRESSXX_REPF03 )

PERFORM report_data_convert(saplhress00_rep) TABLES job_output_info-otfdata.

Thus we have two slightly different form definitions of report_data_convert. This form converts the data to PDF format by using Function Module OTF_CONVERT .

In the correctly working program, the form definition is as follows -

----


  • INCLUDE RHESS00REP01 *

----


Form report_data_convert tables otf_table structure itcoo.

data: otf_Tab like itcoo occurs 0 with header line.

statics: cp like tcp00-cpcodepage.

otf_tab[] = otf_table[].

call function 'SYSTEM_CODEPAGE'

importing

current_dynamic_codepage = cp.

  • If Unicode system

if cp(1) = '4'.

call function 'CONVERT_OTF'

exporting

format = 'PDF'

importing

bin_filesize = pdf_fsize

bin_file = pdf_string_x

tables

otf = otf_table

lines = pdf_table

exceptions

err_max_linewidth = 1

err_format = 2

err_conv_not_possible = 3

err_bad_otf = 4

others = 5.

export pdf_string_x to memory id 'PDFT'.

export pdf_fsize to memory id 'PDSZ'.

else.

call function 'CONVERT_OTF'

exporting

format = 'PDF'

importing

bin_filesize = pdf_fsize

tables

otf = otf_tab

lines = pdf_table

exceptions

err_max_linewidth = 1

err_format = 2

err_conv_not_possible = 3

others = 4.

export pdf_table to memory id 'PDFT'.

export pdf_fsize to memory id 'PDSZ'.

endif.

endform. "report_data_convert

Wherhas, in our incorrect working program ( Program HINCF160, Include PCSAPIN0 ) the form definition is as follows -

&----


*& Form report_data_convert "RK1016444

&----


Form report_data_convert tables otf_table structure itcoo.

data: otf_Tab like itcoo occurs 0 with header line.

statics: cp like tcp00-cpcodepage.

data: pdf_table type rcl_bag_tline,

pdf_string_X type xstring,

pdf_fsize type i.

otf_tab[] = otf_table[].

call function 'SYSTEM_CODEPAGE'

IMPORTING

current_dynamic_codepage = cp.

  • If Unicode system

if cp(1) = '4'.

call function 'CONVERT_OTF'

EXPORTING

format = 'PDF'

IMPORTING

bin_filesize = pdf_fsize

bin_file = pdf_string_x

TABLES

otf = otf_table

lines = pdf_table

EXCEPTIONS

err_max_linewidth = 1

err_format = 2

err_conv_not_possible = 3

err_bad_otf = 4

others = 5.

export pdf_string_x to memory id 'PDFT'.

export pdf_fsize to memory id 'PDSZ'.

export pdf_string_x to memory id 'PDFF_IN'.

export pdf_table to memory id 'PDFT_IN'.

export pdf_fsize to memory id 'PDSZ_IN'.

else.

call function 'CONVERT_OTF'

EXPORTING

format = 'PDF'

IMPORTING

bin_filesize = pdf_fsize

bin_file = pdf_string_x

TABLES

otf = otf_tab

lines = pdf_table

EXCEPTIONS

err_max_linewidth = 1

err_format = 2

err_conv_not_possible = 3

others = 4.

export pdf_table to memory id 'PDFT'.

export pdf_fsize to memory id 'PDSZ'.

export pdf_string_x to memory id 'PDFF_IN'.

export pdf_table to memory id 'PDFT_IN'.

export pdf_fsize to memory id 'PDSZ_IN'.

endif.

endform. "report_data_convert

POSSIBLE EXPLANATION

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The difference between the two form definitions of report_data_convert is as follows -

For Non-Unicode systems ('Else' block), the Import parameters passed to function module CONVERT_OTF are different.

In the incorrectly working program,the import parameter 'pdf_string_x' has been passed, because of which the internal table 'pdf_table' stays empty.

In the correctly functioning program, the import parameter 'pdf_string_x' has not been passed, and the internal table 'pdf_table' is filled with converted data.

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In the malfunctioning pgm, (HINCF160, Include PCSAPIN0 ) the statement (perform report_data_convert(saplhress00_rep) tables otf_table[].

) which has been commented out seems to be filling the PDF_TABLE correctly and the new statement ( perform report_data_convert tables otf_table[] . "RK1016444 ) which has been inserted is leaving PDF_TABLE empty.

Can the problem be fixed by simply reversing the commented and uncommented lines of the code of the program

ie. By Changing

  • BEGIN OF ESS CHANGES

IF PNPESSCF = 'X'.

  • perform report_data_convert(saplhress00_rep) tables otf_table[].

perform report_data_convert tables otf_table[] . "RK1016444

ENDIF.

  • END OF ESS CHANGES

to the following -

  • BEGIN OF ESS CHANGES

IF PNPESSCF = 'X'.

perform report_data_convert(saplhress00_rep) tables otf_table[].

  • perform report_data_convert tables otf_table[] . "RK1016444

ENDIF.

  • END OF ESS CHANGES

References -

Sapnote 689134 , Sapnote 486303 .

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    Posted on Jan 30, 2008 at 08:55 PM

    The problem was solving by undoing the code change done by SAP. ie Uncomment/Keep the original perform and comment the newly written perform

    ie Repacing

    • BEGIN OF ESS CHANGES

    IF PNPESSCF = 'X'.

    • perform report_data_convert(saplhress00_rep) tables otf_table[].

    perform report_data_convert tables otf_table[] . "RK1016444

    ENDIF.

    • END OF ESS CHANGES

    With

    • BEGIN OF ESS CHANGES

    IF PNPESSCF = 'X'.

    perform report_data_convert(saplhress00_rep) tables otf_table[].

    *perform report_data_convert tables otf_table[] . "RK1016444

    ENDIF.

    • END OF ESS CHANGES

    SAP has also released a note to this effect.

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