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what r the steps to print barcode in smartforms

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can anybody tell me what r the steps to print barcode in smartforms.

with examples is appreciated.

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    Posted on Jan 21, 2008 at 05:02 AM

    Hi,

    Check this weblog..

    /people/javier.perez-ullivarri/blog/2007/12/03/create-barcode-in-abap-conversion-to-pdf

    First try urself,i mean i wl tl u some steps

    1.tcode >smartstyles >create character format(e.g. c1) >select barcode type as "EAN 8"(which type u want) > save,activate.

    come to smartforms

    tcode >smartforms >create with name >create the text in some window >give the some text/field >give the character style as c1 for this in "line editor"(click "text editor" from right-top button >goto menu >select "change editor" >give the character style as <c1>text-->come back).

    in SE38 call the smartform.

    Reward points If this helps.

    Manish

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    Posted on Jan 21, 2008 at 05:04 AM

    /people/javier.perez-ullivarri/blog/2007/12/03/create-barcode-in-abap-conversion-to-pdf

    Creating Bar code:

    -->From trans code - SPAD -> Full Administration -> Click on Device Type -> Double click the device for which you wish to create the print control -> Click on Print Control tab ->Click on change mode -> Click the plus sign to add a row or prefix say SBP99 (Prefix must start with SBP) -> save you changes , it will ask for request -> create request and save

    --> when you go to SE73 if you enter SBP00 for you device it will add the newly created Prefix

    -->Create a character format C1.Assign a barcode to the character format.Check the check box for the barcode.

    -->The place where you are using the field value use like this

    <C1> &itab-field& </C1>.

    You will get the field value in the form of barcode.

    Which barcode printer are you using ? Can you download this file and see.

    http://www.servopack.de/Files/HB/ZPLcommands.pdf.

    It will give an idea about barcode commands.

    SAP Barcodes

    -->Barcode solution consists of the following:

    barcode printer

    barcode reader

    mobile data collection application/program

    A barcode label is a special symbology to represent human readable information such as a material number or batch number

    in machine readable format.

    There are different symbologies for different applications and different industries. Luckily, you need not worry to much about that as the logistics supply chain has mostly standardized on 3 of 9 and 128 barcode symbologies - which all barcode readers support and which SAP support natively in it's printing protocols.

    You can print barcodes from SAP by modifying an existing output form.

    Behind every output form is a print program that collects all the data and then pass it to the form. The form contains the layout as well as the font, line and paragraph formats. These forms are designed using SAPScript (a very easy but frustratingly simplistic form format language) or SmartForms that is more of a graphical form design tool.

    Barcodes are nothing more than a font definition and is part of the style sheet associated with a particular SAPScript form. The most important aspect is to place a parameter in the line of the form that points to the data element that you want to represent as barcode on the form, i.e. material number. Next you need to set the font for that parameter value to one of the supported barcode symbologies.

    for your reference check the below links:

    http://www.sap-img.com/abap/questions-about-bar-code-printing-in-sap.htm

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/d9/4a94c851ea11d189570000e829fbbd/content.htm

    for smart, please check the below link:

    http://www.sap-img.com/abap/questions-about-bar-code-printing-in-sap.htm

    See the below program forbarcode in sapscript for your reference:

    DATA: BAR_CODE1(16) VALUE `ABC01230123A01'

    NEW-PAGE PRINT ON IMMEDIATELY `X'.

    FORMAT COLOR OFF INTENSIFIED OFF.

    If the barcode is the first element on the page, the following Write

    statement is needed (otherwise you get a date in the first print

    control.

    WRITE:/

    Turn on the barcode font, print the data, and switch back to the

    printer's default font. Be sure to use NO-GAP to avoid unwanted

    characters or CR/LF.

    PRINT-CONTROL FUNCTION `BCPFX'

    WRITE: BAR_CODE1 NO-GAP

    PRINT-CONTROL FUNCTION `BCSFX'

    Add a Write statement to prevent insertion of CR/LF into the barcode.

    WRITE:/

    Sample SAPSCRIPT

    Variable BAR_CODE1 contains the barcode data, including asterisks.

    The & is needed to avoid unwanted spaces or CR/LF characters

    /E LINE

    /: PRINT-CONTROL BCPFX

    = &BAR_CODE1&

    /: PRINT-CONTROL BCSFX

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    Posted on Jan 21, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    To Create a Bar code prefix:

    1) Go to T-code - SPAD -> Full Administration -> Click on Device Type -> Double click the device for which you wish to create the print control -> Click on Print Control tab ->Click on change mode -> Click the plus sign to add a row or prefix say SBP99 (Prefix must start with SBP) -> save you changes , it will ask for request -> create request and save

    2) Now when you go to SE73 if you enter SBP00 for you device it will add the newly created Prefix

    Create a character format C1.Assign a barcode to the character format.Check the check box for the barcode.

    The place where you are using the field value use like this

    <C1> &itab-field& </C1>.

    You will get the field value in the form of barcode.

    Which barcode printer are you using ? Can you download this file and see.

    http://www.servopack.de/Files/HB/ZPLcommands.pdf.

    It will give an idea about barcode commands.

    Check this link:

    http://www.sap-img.com/abap/questions-about-bar-code-printing-in-sap.htm

    Check this link:

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/d9/4a94c851ea11d189570000e829fbbd/content.htm

    Detailed information about SAP Barcodes

    A barcode solution consists of the following:

    a barcode printer

    a barcode reader

    a mobile data collection application/program

    A barcode label is a special symbology to represent human readable information such as a material number or batch number

    in machine readable format.

    There are different symbologies for different applications and different industries. Luckily, you need not worry to much about that as the logistics supply chain has mostly standardized on 3 of 9 and 128 barcode symbologies - which all barcode readers support and which SAP support natively in it's printing protocols.

    You can print barcodes from SAP by modifying an existing output form.

    Behind every output form is a print program that collects all the data and then pass it to the form. The form contains the layout as well as the font, line and paragraph formats. These forms are designed using SAPScript (a very easy but frustratingly simplistic form format language) or SmartForms that is more of a graphical form design tool.

    Barcodes are nothing more than a font definition and is part of the style sheet associated with a particular SAPScript form. The most important aspect is to place a parameter in the line of the form that points to the data element that you want to represent as barcode on the form, i.e. material number. Next you need to set the font for that parameter value to one of the supported barcode symbologies.

    Refer to the following link:

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/66/1b45c136639542a83663072a74a21c/content.htm

    http://www.sap-img.com/abap/questions-about-bar-code-printing-in-sap.htm

    Check this link

    barcode

    smartform Barcode

    Regards.

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    Posted on Jan 22, 2008 at 08:24 AM

    hi nani,

    to create the barcode in form, follow the steps:

    1. CREATE THE PARAGRAPH AND CHARACTER FORMATS BY USING THE “SMARTSTYLE” TCODE R SELECT THE “STYLE” RADIOBUTTON IN “SMARTFORMS” TCODE(WHICH IS CREATED FOR SMARTFORMS).

    2. GIVE “P1” AS PARAGRAPH FORMAT

    3. CLICK THE “FONT” TAB,THEN ENTER THE font family n font size n color as u require

    4. CREATE THE NODE FOR CHARACTER FORMAT "C1"

    5. SELECT THE BAR CODE NAME AS “BC_EAN8”

    6. CLICK THE “FONT” TAB AND CHANGE THE OPTIONS WHICH U WANT.

    7. SAVE,AND ACTIVATE IT.

    8. CREATE THE SMARTFORM in transaction "SMARTFORMS"

    9. take a window, create text for that window & in that text Click on “output options” tab, select the style which u created earlier

    10. in text editor write some text ex: hello & assign the character format to it like <c1>hello</>

    11. save & activate

    12. see the print preview, u can view the hello in form of barcodes.

    hope it can help u. if any doubts, feel free to ask.

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