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difference between reports and script

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Kanagaraja_L
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An ABAP report program, you can display the resulting

output list - also known as a report - on the screen or

send it to a printer. You can also save the output list and

display it later.

SAPscript is the word processing tool used within SAP/R3 to

manipulate and display text. It is used throughout the

system for on-line displays and print out processing. When

data is printed using SAPscript, the output is commonly

referred to as layouts or forms

Kanagaraja L

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Hi,

Reports:

Used to display the existing data from the database tables for the analysis purpose

SCRIPTS:

They are the Outgoing documents from an organisation to the outside Partners like vendors and Customers.

Report is basically a program which extracts the data from the database tables based on some inputs and gives the output as a list.

Report are classified as Classical Reports, Interactive Reports and ALV Report.

Classical Report is a normal report which just displays the output.User cannot interact with that report.

Interactive Report is nothing but, a user can interacte with the report.After a basic list is displayed, user can click on some field on the list which generates a secondary list giving the necessary information relevant to that field.

ALV Report is to provide users with a consistent, user friendly and functional method of manipulating the data, which appears on report lists. ALV provides more advantages than the normal report.

SAP scripts is a word processing tool of SAP which has the following components: Standard text. It is like a standard normal documents. Layout sets. - Layout set consists of the following components: Windows and pages, Paragraph formats, Character formats. Creating forms in the R/3 system. Every layout set consists of Header, paragraph, and character string. ABAP/4 program.

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Omkar.

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Hi ,

Report :

It's Client Independent , and also we can edit the output dynamically.

SAP Script :

It's Client Dependent , and we can't edit the output dynamically.

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Vijay

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hi,

Reports.

Reports are used inside the organization for internal purpose .

Scripts.

Scripts are used outside the organization for client purpose with legal documents attached..

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Former Member
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Hi gayatri,

This is kiran kumar.G.I will explaing some of the differences between reports and scripts.

REPORTS:

1.These are CLIENT INDEPENDENT.

2.we cannot insert LOGOS in the report.

3.It is not compatable for printing.(not getting the exact output)

4.Format of output is not good when compared to script.

SCRIPTS:

1.These are CLIENT DEPENDENT.

2.we can insert LOGOS in the page or in the background mode of the page.

3.Formatting of Text is very easy.we can RESIZE the Text .

4.we can print the total as BARCODE FORMAT also where as in report it is not possible.

Award points if helpful.

kiran kumar.G

HAVE A NICE DAY..

matt
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Report PROGRAMS are client independent. But they data they handle is usually client dependent.

The essential difference is one of purpose. Reports are used for all sorts of purposes. Scripts are generally used where you need nice formatting on printing. ( Or, nowadays, pdf creation or whatever). For example, you'd use scripts (SAPScript, Smartforms, Adobe) for customer letters, invoices, credit-notes, delivery notes, HR forms etc.

Reports can be printed quite readily, but generally they can't be made to look as nice as scripts.

matt