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Weekly SDN Blogs Updates #4: New Adobe Flash, Scrap Calculation, e-Invoicing And More..

Welcome to 4th episode of Weekly SDN Blog Updates. This week’s popular topics are as follows;

  1. How to Handle Excel Documents with SAP PI
  2. This blog explains Excel documents handling in SAP Process Integration

  3. New Adobe® Flash®
  4. The introduction of Adobe® Flash® in SAP (formerly refered to as Flash Islands) last year marked a new milestone in the cooperation between SAP and Adobe. This new capability of Web Dynpro allows for the true integration of rich internet content based upon the Adobe Flex Platform into the primary SAP UI technologies. Thomas Jung gives a brief overview and links created on SCN in this entry

  5. Scrap Calculation
  6. This blog provides an overview of various scraps involved in day to day Production & Procurement activities, their dependencies and the calculation of scrap quantities.

  7. e-Invoicing Implementation in Companies
  8. In these times of economic uncertainty, there are many reasons a company may want to implement e-Invoicing processes with both their suppliers and their customers. In this blog, plan for implementing e-Invoicing highlighted.

  9. How To Install EHP 4 for SAP ERP
  10. This document serves as a set of step-by-step instructions for the installation of SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0. It describes the necessary actions for configuring and using SAP Solution Manager as well as the most important steps in the SAP Enhancement Package installer.

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

eCATT Equivalents of CATT Commands and Variables

At the files below you will find the list of CATT commands and their eCATT equivalents. And for the variables, CATT variables are renamed in eCATT to mainly to give them English names rather than German. The table attached below list most of the changes including the loss of CATT variable which has no equivalent in eCATT. Read more


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