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Is Tab control available in Adobe form

Hi All,

Any body have an idea whether tab control available for Webdynpro Adobe forms. In my PDF, I have to create more number of controlls in a single page. So, if a tab control like in weddynpro avaliable in ADOBE forms, all the fileds can be fit in a single page.

Does any body got this type of requirement and acheived it?

Regards,

Chinna.

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    Former Member
    Sep 19, 2008 at 08:39 AM

    Hi Babu,

    You dont have such option in Adobe Forms but this example might help you.

    [http://saptechnical.com/Tutorials/AdobeForms/Table/page1.htm]

    Regards,

    Amit.

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    Former Member
    Sep 19, 2008 at 04:53 AM

    Hi Chinna,

    I think TAB control(Creating multiple tabs with diff fields under each tab) is not available in IF.

    Regards,

    Arafat

    Edited by: Arafat Farooqui on Sep 19, 2008 7:06 AM

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  • Sep 19, 2008 at 02:47 PM

    Hi Chinna,

    Tab Control is not available with Adobe Forms. However, I have acheived the same through a work around.

    Concept: Have Buttons and Subforms in Adobe and make them work as tabs.

    Approach:

    Web Dynpro

    Context:

    TAB_PDF  1..1
      TAB1       1..1 or 0..1 depending on what you have to show
         Attrib1
         ..
         Attribn
      TAB 2     1..1
         Attrib1
         ...
         Attribn
    TAB3        1..1
         Attrib1
         ...
         Attribn
    

    Method: WDINIT or wherever you wan to retrieve the data for the PDF

    Assume that ls_data has all the data that is to be shown on the form

      DATA: 
            lo_node TYPE REF TO if_wd_context_node,
            lo_ele  TYPE REF TO if_wd_context_element,
            ls_data TYPE wd_this->element_data,
            ls_tab1    TYPE wd_this->element_tab1,
            ls_tab2    TYPE wd_this->element_tab2,
            ls_tab3    TYPE wd_this->element_tab3.
      
      lo_node = wd_context->get_child_node( name = wd_this->wdctx_data ).
      lo_ele = lo_node->get_element( ).
      lo_ele->get_static_attributes(
        IMPORTING
          static_attributes = ls_data ).
      
      CLEAR lo_node.
      lo_node = wd_context->get_child_node( name = wd_this->wdctx_tab_pdf ).
      lo_node = lo_node->get_child_node( name = wd_this->wdctx_tab1 ).
      MOVE-CORRESPONDING ls_data to ls_tab1.
      lo_node->bind_structure( ls_tab1 ).
      
      CLEAR lo_node.
      lo_node = wd_context->get_child_node( name = wd_this->wdctx_tab_pdf ).
      lo_node = lo_node->get_child_node( name = wd_this->wdctx_tab2 ).
      MOVE-CORRESPONDING ls_data to ls_tab2.
      lo_node->bind_structure( ls_tab2 ).
      
      CLEAR lo_node.
      lo_node = wd_context->get_child_node( name = wd_this->wdctx_tab_pdf ).
      lo_node = lo_node->get_child_node( name = wd_this->wdctx_tab3 ).
      MOVE-CORRESPONDING ls_data to ls_tab3.
      lo_node->bind_structure( ls_tab3 ).
    

    Layout: Create an Interactive Form UI element

    Bind data source to TAB_PDF

    Bind pdf source

    Provide Form name in template source.

    Double click on form name and create interface using node TAB_PDF.

    Interface: Activate the Interface

    Adobe Form:

    Form Layout Type - ZCI

    Form Design:

    Create a sunform and name it main.

    Object Palette -> Subform Tab --> Content --> Flowed

    Create 3 buttons - button1, button2 and button3 in main.

    All regular buttons with raised border.

    Create 3 subforms namely subform1, subform2 and subform3 under main.

    make each subform overlap each other completely. At the time of overlapping, check that subform2 doesnt become the child of subform1. If so, drag it out and mplace under main in the heirarchy view.

    Now for each subform, do this->

    Object Palette -> Subform Tab -->

    Presence --> Hidden (Exclude from layout) - Only for the first subform, ie. subform1 keep it visible.

    Now to to DATA view and drag n drop fields from TAB1 node on to subform1.

    Now make subform1 --> Object Palette -> Subform Tab --> Content --> Flowed

    Presence --> Hidden (Exclude from layout)

    Make subform2 visible and drag n drop fields from tab2 onto subform2.

    Now make subform2 --> Object Palette -> Subform Tab --> Content --> Flowed

    Presence --> Hidden (Exclude from layout)

    Make subform3 visible and drag n drop fields from tab3 onto subform2.

    Now make subform3 --> Object Palette -> Subform Tab --> Content --> Flowed

    Presence --> Hidden (Exclude from layout)

    Finally after designing all the sbforms, make subform1 visible.

    Now write the following code on the click event of the buttons:

    Button1:
    xfa.form.TAB_PDF.main.Subform1.presence = "visible"
    xfa.form.TAB_PDF.main.Subform2.presence = "hidden"
    xfa.form.TAB_PDF.main.Subform3.presence = "hidden"
    
    Button2:
    xfa.form.TAB_PDF.main.Subform1.presence = "hidden"
    xfa.form.TAB_PDF.main.Subform2.presence = "visible"
    xfa.form.TAB_PDF.main.Subform3.presence = "hidden"
    
    Button3:
    xfa.form.TAB_PDF.main.Subform1.presence = "hidden"
    xfa.form.TAB_PDF.main.Subform2.presence = "hidden"
    xfa.form.TAB_PDF.main.Subform3.presence = "visible"
    

    Hope you find this solution good.

    Regards,

    Reema.

    Edited by: Reema Shahbazkar on Sep 19, 2008 8:18 PM

    Edited by: Reema Shahbazkar on Sep 19, 2008 8:32 PM

    You can also change the background color and the text color of the tabs when clicked.

    Only thing that can't be changed is the Shape of the button.

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  • May 11, 2009 at 03:40 AM

    solved myself.

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