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Mar 18, 2009 at 11:56 AM

SAPscript , SMARTforms and missing Print workbench configuration


Hello output experts,

I would appreciate your advice re ABAP Output development (SMARTforms vs SAPscript): We are establishing development standards for our global development team and I would like to know what SAP recommends re the use of SMARTforms and SAPscript.

SMARTforms is the newer technology that processes outputs faster, but the configuration is not always available. For the manufacturing outputs where no SMARTforms customizing is available, a dummy SAPscript was customised (empty), and a SMARTform called directly from the program.

What is SAPu2019s recommendation?

- to use Smartforms" rather than "SAPScriptu201D for new outputs development (please confirm)

- to only use SAPscript if SMARTforms configuration is not available - or is the approach using an empty SAPscript described above acceptable?

- Can the output configuration in the Print Workbench or IMG be changed to point directly to a SMARTform when not available?

I have not been able to find an answer to my question on either SDN nor SAPhelp. We are using SAP R/3 Version 640.

Thank you in anticipation for your assistance.