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Printer Settings Guide for SAPscript and SAP Smart Forms

Print Options for SAPscript and Smart Forms (POSS) enables users to select individual print options depending on the selected printer model, such as input tray selection, stapling, double-sided printing etc. when printing a SAPscript or Smart Forms document. This means, printing a form generated from an SAP application by using SAPscript or Smart Forms tools.

This document describes implementation and usage of Print Options for SAPScript forms and SAP Smart Forms. Read more

A Complete Reference to ABAP Basics

Starting with the definition of R/3 Architecture Components, this document brings you to a complete overview of the almost all ABAP Basics. During the reading you will learn the common statements used in creation of ABAP Screens with given examples and then you will be introduced to Data Dictionary objects. The ongoing topics covered in this document are as follows:

  • Internal Tables : Purpose of Internal Tables, Types, Used System Variables…
  • Subroutines : Statements used in Subroutines…
  • Reports : Types of Reports…
  • Module Pool Programming (MPP) : Events used in MPP, Creation steps of a simple MPP…
  • Menu Painter
  • Batch Data Communication : Methods used in BDC: Direct Input Method, Call Transaction Method and Session Method…
  • LSMW ( Legacy System Migration Workbench) : Steps required to create LSMW
  • SAPScript : Components of SAPScript
  • Smartforms : Advantages, Components and Navigation Settings of Smartforms

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How to Migrate SAPscript Forms to SAP Smart Forms

If you have many forms already built in SAPscript, you may migrate them into Smart Forms to avoid building the Smart Forms from scratch and save development time. Two types of migration are available: individual migration and mass migration. You can migrate a SAPscript form into a Smart Form and convert a SAPscript style into a Smart Style.

Smart Styles contain the formatting information for the text. In Smart Style, you take the smaller components (paragraph and character formats) for conversion individually, whereas for Smart Forms, you take the entire Smart Form for conversion. Each conversion of a Smart Form requires a separate conversion of the accompanying Smart Style; some of the steps, however, are the same. The first phase of the migration is the download. Use program RSTXSCRP to download SAPscripts to your local hard disk Read more

SAP Smart Forms Advantages over SAPscripts

Introduced with SAP 4.6c release, Smartforms is a tool to create and maintain reports.  SAPscript is the classic form processing tool. Compared each other, Smart forms have the following advantages;

  • With Smart Forms it is easier to customize forms with more functionalities, ie table creation with Table Painter.
  • SAP Smart Forms objects are repository objects and are connected to the transport system to ensure that a transport to the production system is possible
  • Unlike SAPscript, you do not have to know scripting commands to  to perform your tasks. ABAP codes also can be used in Smart Forms.
  • Multiple page formats are available in Smartforms which is not in SAPscript.
  • Routines can be written in Smart Forms tool.
  • Smart Forms generate a functional key when activated.
  • You can download Smart Forms to your local hard disk in XML format

ABAP Training Set 7: SAPScript

SAPScript

Contents:

Chapter 01 SAPScript Overview
Chapter 02 SAPScript Forms
Chapter 03 Coding in the SAPScript editor
Chapter 04 SAPScript – Output Program
Chapter 05 SAPScript – Configuration
Chapter 06 Printing SAPScript Forms
Chapter 07 Debugging SAPScripts Read more