Adobe Forms: The First Step - SFP

T-Code the Adobe form Builder

Applies to:
SAP ABAP, Adobe Live cycle Designer ES, mySAP ECC 6.0, SAP NetWeaver 2004s. For more information,
visit the ABAP homepage.

Summary
Adobe forms is very efficient alternative for the Smartforms and also allows other good features for the next
generation document services with SAP technology but for the exploration of those future possibilities you
need to know the basics of the Adobe forms. This tutorial is first step toward adobe forms and will help
beginners to ABAP and SAP builds confidence in developing new age solutions in SAP.
Author:

Gaurav Patwari

Company: Torrent Power Ltd.
Created on: 15 December 2009

Author Bio
By education Gaurav is B.E. Information Technology, He is working as a Chief SAP ABAP
Developer, SAP XI developer as well as SAP HCM Functional team member with Torrent
Power Ltd. India’s one of the best Power Industry. His current technical work includes
development with following ABAP, ABAP HR, SAP XI, ABAP Objects, Smartforms, Adobe
forms BDC, BAPI, SAP Enterprise Portal, and SAP Web dynepro for Java.

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....... 5 Create New Parameter ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 5 Append Row for CARRID ....................................................................................................................................................... 4 Select the Package ............................................................................................................. 17 Related Content ................................ ............................................................................................................................ 13 Binding Properties ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 8 Go for the Layout ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Close & Activate ................................ 8 Drag N Drop CARRID .......................................................................................................................................................................................sap................................ 7 Mention Interface for Form .........................................................................................................................com 2 ....................................... 19 SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG SDN .........................................................................................................................................................Adobe Forms: The First Step ..................................................................................................................................... 10 Create Text Field.................................... 15 Test the Form ............................... 12 Click Object Tab  Binding ............................................... 3 Create Interface .........................................................sap.. 4 Default Initial Screen for the Interface...... 3 SFP: Adobe Form Builder .......................................................... 7 Mention Package and Provide the Request for the Form .................................................. 3 Form Interface ..........sap......... 16 Print Preview ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Create a Title Text........................................ 15 Click on Save................................... Check & Activate..........................boc........................................................................................................................com | BOC .......................................................................................................................................................................... 18 Disclaimer and Liability Notice ........... 11 Click Object Tab  Value tab ..............................................................SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder Table of Contents SFP: Adobe Form Builder ...............................................................................................................................................................sdn..............................................................................................bpx............ 17 Final Output........................ 6 Save......................................................................................com | BPX ....................................................................................................................................... 9 Go for the Form Designing ............................................................ 6 Create Form .............................................................................

Provide name YDEMO_INTERFACE and click on SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG SDN . Click on form interface radio button.sdn. an interface is mandatory.com 3 . In this tutorial.sap.sap.com | BOC .sap.com | BPX . Form Interface For every form. we would pass a parameter (CARRID) to the form and print the same with a page heading.Adobe Forms: The First Step . Before starting this tutorial.bpx.SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder SFP: Adobe Form Builder SFP is nothing but the form builder with Adobe live cycle designer. SFP: Adobe Form Builder Enter the T-code in SAP command bar as SFP. As Adobe form builder is new and evolving technology there's scarcity for the guide for the new developers and the solution architects in SAP and as adobe is lead document services software vendor interesting features are available with it and can be provide to the client for the betterment of the custom solution proposed. First step to create a custom adobe forms is to create form interface. please ensure that Adobe life cycle designer is installed on your system and Adobe designer is configured on your server.boc.

SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG SDN .bpx.Adobe Forms: The First Step .sap.sap.SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder Create Interface Provide the description and select the interface type as ABAP Dictionary-Based Interface.com | BPX .com 4 .sdn.com | BOC . Select the Package As it is sample form I am providing it Local Object and Same way for the request in the next step.boc.sap.

Default Parameter available on creation of interface.boc.bpx.Adobe Forms: The First Step .com | BOC .sap. click on SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG Append Row SDN .com 5 . Create New Parameter For example create CARRID.sap.sap.SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder Default Initial Screen for the Interface You will find the upcoming screen as show below divided into two one having parameters which will have one default parameter as show in below figure.sdn.com | BPX .

sap. Check & Activate Click on Click on to Save.sap.SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder Append Row for CARRID Follow as per below show figure.Adobe Forms: The First Step .boc.com | BOC .com 6 .sdn. Save.sap.com | BPX .bpx. to activate SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG SDN .

sap.sap.Adobe Forms: The First Step . SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG SDN .com | BOC .sdn.SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder Create Form Return back the main screen of SFP and click on radio button for Form and provide name YDEMO_FORM and click on Mention Interface for Form Provide the description for the form and also the previously created Interface form.boc. Click on Save as shown in below figure.com 7 .bpx.com | BPX .sap.

sdn.bpx. Drag N Drop CARRID The screen appearing will have the two expand the YDEMO_INTERFACE and drag the CARRID on to the Form on right hand side.sap.boc.sap.sap.SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder Mention Package and Provide the Request for the Form Here it is local object and hence forth no request is asked.com 8 .com | BPX . SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG SDN .Adobe Forms: The First Step .com | BOC .

com | BPX .com 9 . Go for the Layout Click on SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG SDN .sap.SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder Next screen is the resulting screen on dropping the CARRID.sap.bpx.boc.sdn.com | BOC .Adobe Forms: The First Step .sap.

sap.com | BPX .com | BOC . SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG SDN .com 10 .sap.Adobe Forms: The First Step . Create a Title Text Select the Text from the standard tab and drag and drop on to the content area and edit the text. below figure depicts the same.SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder Go for the Form Designing Click on the Palettes  Object Library  You will find the Object library dialog click on the Standard tab.sdn.bpx.sap.boc.

sap. Click on the Object tab  Edit the text of text field to Carrier ID.boc.sdn. SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG SDN .com | BPX .sap.com | BOC .sap.SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder Create Text Field Select the Text Field from the standard tab and drag on the content area as shown in figure below.bpx.com 11 .Adobe Forms: The First Step . Edit Object properties for Text field.

sap.com | BOC .sdn.sap.SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder Click Object Tab  Value tab Select the value type as Read only from the drop down list as shown in below figures.com 12 .com | BPX .sap.bpx.boc. SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG SDN .Adobe Forms: The First Step .

bpx.sap.boc.com | BOC .com 13 .sap.Adobe Forms: The First Step .sdn.sap.com | BPX .SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder Click Object Tab  Binding SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG SDN .

boc.SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder Click on button next to the default binding select CARRID as shown in below figure.com 14 .bpx.sap.sap.com | BPX .sap.Adobe Forms: The First Step .com | BOC . SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG SDN .sdn.

sdn.boc. Close & Activate SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG SDN .sap.com 15 . Click on Save.com | BPX .com | BOC .SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder Binding Properties Click on OK.bpx.sap.Adobe Forms: The First Step .sap.

sdn.Adobe Forms: The First Step .bpx.sap.com 16 .com | BOC .sap.SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder Test the Form Click on Provide CARRID = AA Click on SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG SDN .com | BPX .boc.sap.

Adobe Forms: The First Step .sap.sdn. Journey starts now..boc..sap..bpx.sap.com | BOC . SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG SDN .com 17 ..SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder Print Preview Click on print preview Final Output..com | BPX ..

sap.sap.sdn.sdn.sap.com | BOC .com | BPX .sap.jspa?threadID=1497010 https://forums.com/thread.SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder Related Content For more information.sap.com/thread.sdn.com 18 .Adobe Forms: The First Step .jspa?threadID=444902 SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG SDN .bpx.boc. PDF-Based Print Form http://forums. visit the ABAP homepage.

sap. and anyone using these methods does so at his/her own risk. code or methods suggested in this document.com | BPX .boc. including any liability resulting from incompatibility between the content within this document and the materials and services offered by SAP.bpx. SAP offers no guarantees and assumes no responsibility or liability of any type with respect to the content of this technical article or code sample. or seek to hold.SFP T-Code the Adobe form Builder Disclaimer and Liability Notice This document may discuss sample coding or other information that does not include SAP official interfaces and therefore is not supported by SAP.sdn. SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2009 SAP AG SDN .sap. SAP will not be held liable for any damages caused by using or misusing the information.com 19 . Changes made based on this information are not supported and can be overwritten during an upgrade.Adobe Forms: The First Step . You agree that you will not hold.com | BOC .sap. SAP responsible or liable with respect to the content of this document.

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