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Converting any SAPGUI report to WD ABAP?

Hey folks,

This might be an off the wall request, but is there any interface/framework/platform in SAP that converts reports/programs into a WD ABAP screen? There's alot of dynamic WD4A out there, so I'm just curious.

Thoughts?

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  • Oct 17, 2011 at 07:45 PM

    There were some early tools in the WDA framework for conversion of dynpro screens. They have since been abandoned and the recommendation is to redesign the applications with WDA and Floorplan Manager in mind.

    If you want a web version of the SAPGUI screen, then just consider the SAPGUI for HTML from the Integrated ITS. It already does a 1:1 conversion of existing dynpro applications and as of 7.02 it supports the Signature theme and largely uses the same HTML/JavaScript rendering engine as Web Dynpro.

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    Oct 17, 2011 at 10:35 PM

    HI Enrique,

    this might be an off the wall answer to your post as well... ;o)

    but I would add to the mix the POWL framework.

    I mean, of course it is not at all a conversion tool (it has nothing to do with that, as mater of fact) but it still makes life easy for a developer if is faced with the task of redesign an application as wisely suggested by Thomas.

    Just wanted to contribute with my 2 cents here.

    PS - stay away from ITS. I've heard that it is an haunted technology that migh become scary at unexpected times. Those who have contact with it... will never be the same person again. ;o)

    Kind Regards

    /Ricardo Quintas

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    • >PS - stay away from ITS. I've heard that it is an haunted technology that migh become scary at unexpected times. Those who have contact with it... will never be the same person again. ;o)

      I absolutely disagree. While you shouldn't use the ITS for custom web development any longer, there is nothing wrong with using the SAPGUI for HTML for quick web enablement of existing SAPGUI transactions. Unless you are using NetWeaver Buisiness Client, this is often the only tool you have to navigate to/from Web Dynpro and SAPGUI transactions. The SAPGUI for HTML is actually quite technically sound - especially as of NetWeaver 7.02.

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    Oct 17, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Dear Thomas,

    Indeed.

    And I also agree with what you mention.

    Don't get me wrong for my humouresque reply.

    But then again, it might just be me that have had traumatic experiences in the past with it when the first version appeared, and have not recovered fully yet.

    I also use ITS here and there... but I always use it as my last resource.

    But from what I understood from your answer, it seems that ITS has received some improvements from SAP recently, is that correct ? What type of improvements ?

    Kind Regards

    /Ricardo Quintas

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  • Oct 18, 2011 at 04:34 AM

    Hi Enrique,

    Create a tcode for your report and then follow the steps in below link.

    http://www.saptechnical.com/Tutorials/WebDynproABAP/TransactionCode/Index.htm

    Regards

    Srinivas

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    • Thomas,

      Before using ITS services,I think we must activate the internet services. Without activation of it, I was unable to call url.

      I dont remember the exact error, but i was unable to call the url.

      Once i published the internet services then able to call.

      Regards

      srinivas

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    Oct 19, 2011 at 01:01 PM

    With less effort we can convert the SAP Gui reports into WD ABAP and can display in WD ABAP as PDFs.

    This one is easy. Send the SAP GUI output to spooler and read the spool data and convert it into OTF or PDF

    by converting the data into XString and then display this XSring in WD ABAP.It will show up as PDF.

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