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Label printing doubts.

Hello Experts,

Can anyone suggest me what are the pros/cons of using printing labels via GLM vs Regular output types/programs based on SmartForms?



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    Posted on Dec 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Hi Prabaharan,

    If we want to discuss on this, lot of Pros and cons.

    Pros -

    1. Functional consultant can make the report template (wwi) without depending on ABAP.

    2. No Transport request/work bench TR required for any change in the templates.

    3. WWi templates part of master data, unique in environment.

    4. you have a beautiful functionality (Import/export) in place to move the templates across.

    5. For labels, testing is more important task than development. you have to do couple of testings. more helpful while dealing as masterdata (without depending on transport request).

    6. wwi report templates are multi lingual. same template can be used in multiple languages. reduce the development time.

    Cons -

    1. WWi is a black box for new people/learners.

    2. have to spend more time on learning the concept.

    3. if the business have more no. of labels, then wwi reports would be beneficial. or else for small no.s you can use smart forms, etc., you can save more time, which you are spending on investigation/learnings on wwi reports.

    4. to fetch some of the parameter symbols, you need to spend more time to build the function module to pull the values.

    5. Bit technical/ logical, while dealing with windows word functionality.

    6. Debugging would be main difficulty, if you come across with any issues.

    7. If you have standard symbol in place to fetch the values that's fine. or else it consumes lot of time to fetch the value to template. need both technical and functional expertise. for ex- batch no.s from production.

    8. Lot of errors related to wwi patch upgradation issues, when using first time. really it's challenge to deal with Basis/Administration and let them understand and get it solved.

    you have a lot to discuss about the deifference. same time you have good/ user friendly functionality in place. If you are well familiar with wwi can just ignore the cons.



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