SAP Smart Forms


What is SAP Smart Forms?

Originally introduced by SAP in 1998 in order to overcome existing product limitations, SAP Smart Forms is used by organizations to create and maintain forms that are used for large volume printing in SAP systems. SAP Smart Forms supports output mediums that include printers, fax, email, or the web using generated XML output. The forms do not require any programming knowledge to create or maintain, support multiple page formats, can include both static and dynamic labels, and allow for the inclusion of graphics which can be displayed either as part of the form or as a background.

What is SAP Smart Forms?

Originally introduced by SAP in 1998 in order to overcome existing product limitations, SAP Smart Forms is used by organizations to create and maintain forms that are used for large volume printing in SAP systems. SAP Smart Forms supports output mediums that include printers, fax, email, or the web using generated XML output. The forms do not require any programming knowledge to create or maintain, support multiple page formats, can include both static and dynamic labels, and allow for the inclusion of graphics which can be displayed either as part of the form or as a background.

SAP Smart Forms provides a GUI that allows users who are familiar with the interface to configure forms using data from an SAP system for relevant business processes. Once a form has been completed and activated, it is similar to a function module and can be called within the SAP system. Features of SAP Smart Forms include the Form Builder, static and dynamic tables, the ability to position output using windows, and interactive web forms that can HTML output to integrate forms into web-based applications.

Further Resources for SAPinsdiers

Using Standard Text with Variables in SAP Smart Forms. Most organizations will want the forms that they create to have both static and dynamic data. This article walks through how to create a form that uses both text and variables with the sample form being a letter. The entire process is walked through during the article, with steps that will be familiar to anyone with SAP GUI experience.

Save Time by Downloading All Your SAP Smart Forms at Once. SAP Smart Forms are used for printing documents that are typically sent outside the organization. This includes things like sales orders, purchase orders, delivery notes, invoices, or quotations. However, there are times when it’s necessary to move a form from one system or instance to another—a task that might involve downloading each form individually. This article walks through creating a utility that allows you to download standard or custom forms based on a selection that you have defined.

Understanding Service Level Agreements in Service Desk. SAP Solution Manager’s Service Desk supports very deep configuration of Service Level Agreements (SLA). This allows organizations to provide automatic notifications on when tickets or incidents in the system run out, or are about to run out, of time to be taken. This article focuses on how to use and configure these SLA settings, but that includes automatically generating email notifications using SAP Smart Forms. This is another use of the capabilities offered by SAP Smart Forms in a way that goes beyond the standard printing that many organizations may use it for.

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  1. Download Smart Forms with the Data Types Required for Easy Activation After Upload

    Published: 17/February/2014

    Reading time: 11 mins

    SAP Professional Journal Muhammad Ramzan explains how to get your Smart Form download with all the information it needs so that you can activate it successfully after uploading it to a target system. Key Concept The term template method describes a design pattern. The ZSAPLink class features abstract methods that are called by the SAPLink…...…
  2. Using Standard Text with Variables in SAP Smart Forms

    Published: 23/October/2013

    Reading time: 6 mins

    Learn how to use standard text with variables in SAP Smart Forms. Key Concept Smart Forms is a tool for creating and maintaining forms within SAP systems, such as CRM, SCM, SRM, ERP HCM, and Healthcare. Smart Forms provides an easy-to-use graphical user interface that allows you to create and modify company-specific forms to communicate…...…
  3. Generate a Smart Forms Navigator in a Tree Structure with ABAP

    Published: 30/May/2013

    Reading time: 6 mins

    – Use ABAP code to create a utility that allows you to generate a Smart Forms Navigator similar to the Object Navigator, transaction SE80. This code lists all those Smart Forms that have been defined in a package. The list is comprised of a tree structure. Key Concept To navigate through all Smart Forms of…...…
  4. Save Time by Downloading All Your SAP Smart Forms at Once

    Published: 14/October/2011

    Reading time: 5 mins

    Use ABAP code to create a utility that allows you to download standard or custom SAP Smart Forms. With it, you’ll be able to download all SAP Smart Forms or a selection that you have defined, eliminating a normally laborious process. Key Concept SAP Smart Forms are used for printing documents that companies normally send…...…
  5. Simplify and Improve Document Output: Convert SAPscript to Smart Forms

    Published: 01/July/2005

    Reading time: 10 mins

    Smart Forms is a tool first delivered with R/3 Release 4.6 for printing and sending documents via email, Web, and fax. The supporting technology allows you to configure and deploy Smart Forms as a workflow-based or event-driven functionality. Find out more about Smart Forms and see how to implement it or convert existing SAPscripts to…...…