Excerpt: Save time by downloading all your SAP Smart Forms at once

by Scott Priest, Editorial Director, Financials & GRC

October 21, 2011

The following is an excerpt from the SAP Professional Journal article "Save Time by Downloading All Your SAP Smart Forms at Once" by SAP ABAP consultant Qazi Wasif Ali. The version available to subscribers on the SAP Professional Journal site includes all the code in the article as a downloadable file.

As an ABAP programmer, you have times when you want to download your work — whether it’s programs, custom SAP Smart Forms, applications, enhancements, or tables — to a different local system or external media. You might need to take it to another machine or another project that could benefit from the work you’ve developed.

Let’s take SAP Smart Forms as an example. Say you have 100 SAP Smart Forms that you wanted to move to another machine. The usual process involves downloading each form individually, resulting in a repetitive, time-consumin g process. I’ve developed a utility with ABAP code that allows you to download all custom or standard SAP Smart Forms in one effort. There is no third-party tool involved; it is completely based on the SAP system. To run it, you should have some basic knowledge of ABAP. I’ll start by showing you what the process to download SAP Smart Forms usually requires, and then I’ll show you the code involved in my process.

For the full artcle, SAP Professional Journal subscribers can go here.

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