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(S4D480) PDF-Based Print Forms with SAP S/4HANA

Code: S4D480 v21
Tuition (USD): $3468
Length: 4Days

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Skills Gained:
This course will prepare you to: Understand SAP’s Output Management Strategy Create print forms with the tool 'SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe' Integrate forms into ABAP application programs
Who Should Attend?
Developer Development Consultant Technology Consultant
  • Essential
  • BC400 OR S4D400
  • Recommended
  • Knowledge of SAPscript and/or Smart Forms
What You Will Learn:
  • SAP’s Output Management Strategy
  • Developing Form Templates for SAP ERP and onwards
  • New, cloud-ready ways to develop Form Templates for S/4HANA
  • The Architecture of PDF-Based Print Forms
  • Outlining the Architecture of PDF-Based Print Forms
  • Form Interface
  • Creating the Form Interface
  • Form Context
  • Defining the Form and Integrating Basic Elements into the Context
  • Integrating Folders and Graphics into the Context
  • Integrating Addresses and Texts into the Context
  • Structure and Usage of Adobe LiveCycle Designer
  • Creating a Basic Layout using Adobe LiveCycle Designer
  • Structuring a Form
  • Form Layout
  • Inserting Static Elements into a Form
  • Creating Dynamic Form Elements
  • Deploying Tables into a Form
  • Scripting in Forms
  • Implementing Scripting for Form Elements
  • Integration of Forms into ABAP Programs (Classical approach)
  • Integrating Forms into ABAP Programs
  • Master Form Templates / Content (Application) Form Templates (New approach)
  • Adobe LiveCyle Designer without SAP GUI (standalone Client)
  • Customizing of Output Management (Overview) for new approach
  • Customizing of Output Management
  • Example for Output Management Customizing (only with demo system, no exercises)
  • Notes:
  • The tool as such is officially called "SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe" even when used in pure printing scenarios. Course S4D480 covers only such printing scenarios. It does not deal with interactive scenarios or with the integration into web applications.
  • This class covers basic knowledge on printing scenarios and does not handle application-details or customizing-details.
Course Info:
Course based on software release:
AS ABAP 7.55
SAP S/4HANA 2020

Course notes and announcements:

This course explains how to create PDF-Based Print Forms with SAP S/4HANA.
These are the possible ways of using those forms: The classical approach (valid for SAP S/4HANA On-Premise and for SAP ERP):
In this classical approach "Adobe LiveCycle Designer for SAP" is being included in SAP GUI. To pass the actual data to the Print Form at runtime an own data retrieval program is needed. With this approach it is possible to create own print scenarios from scratch.

Apart from this, there is the new, cloud-ready approach that works as well with On-Premise installations:
This new approach uses "Adobe LiveCycle Designer for SAP" as a standalone client to develop Form Templates. These templates need to be uploaded to the backend system afterwards. The data retrieval is done via a Gateway Service. Normally it is not intended to create own output scenarios from scratch but rather to adopt existing SAP scenarios. This includes the adoption and extension of the form layout and the gateway service. That an output is created at runtime depends on customizing settings. Besides, this new approach allows for the distinction of Master Form Templates (like a frame of a picture with logo, sender address, receiver address) and Content Form Templates (like the actual picture with the transactional data) that makes it possible to reuse Master Form Templates for several Content Form Templates.

As this customizing is very application specific it cannot be explained completely. Instead an existing example will be explained. It is important to understand that only predefined SAP scenarios can be used for this new approach and that it is not possible to create a scenario from scratch.

This is a SAP CERTIFIED Course. Your course will include Full Class Delivery of the comprehensive standard SAP curriculum agendas, SAP Certified Instructor, Demonstration and Presentation, Student Hands on exercises, Access to SAP Hosted servers/training environment, and SAP Certified participant guides.

This 3 day instructor led course qualifies for 24 CPE Credits. CPE Credits are currently available only for publicly scheduled courses delivered live at SAP locations and our Authorized Education Partner locations. CPE Credits are not available for virtual live classroom sessions.

With virtual live classroom training you get comprehensive training from SAP experts using seamless over-the Web connectivity. The same content delivered in SAP's traditional "brick and mortar" classrooms is presented during virtual live classroom deliveries. As in SAP's traditional classrooms, SAP virtual live classroom stresses hands-on learning providing each registered student with exclusive access to live SAP systems throughout each course. Each Virtual Live class is taught by a SAP Certified Instructor and will include an e-book student guide for you to download and keep. CPE Credits are currently available only for publicly scheduled courses delivered live at SAP locations and our Authorized Education Partner locations. CPE Credits are not available for virtual live classroom sessions.

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