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Converting any SAPGUI report to WD ABAP?

ELion
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Hey folks,

This might be an off the wall request, but is there any interface/framework/platform in SAP that converts reports/programs into a WD ABAP screen? There's alot of dynamic WD4A out there, so I'm just curious.

Thoughts?

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Former Member
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With less effort we can convert the SAP Gui reports into WD ABAP and can display in WD ABAP as PDFs.

This one is easy. Send the SAP GUI output to spooler and read the spool data and convert it into OTF or PDF

by converting the data into XString and then display this XSring in WD ABAP.It will show up as PDF.

former_member199125
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Hi Enrique,

Create a tcode for your report and then follow the steps in below link.

http://www.saptechnical.com/Tutorials/WebDynproABAP/TransactionCode/Index.htm

Regards

Srinivas

thomas_jung
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Hi Enrique,

>

> Create a tcode for your report and then follow the steps in below link.

>

> http://www.saptechnical.com/Tutorials/WebDynproABAP/TransactionCode/Index.htm

>

> Regards

> Srinivas

The steps in this tutorial are completely unnecessary. There is no reason to generate a new internet service for each transaction code nor is it advised by SAP to create new internet services in the ITS at this point. You simply need to use the SAPGUI for HTML. Via URL parameters you can specifiy the transaction code you want to jump to.

former_member199125
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Thomas,

Before using ITS services,I think we must activate the internet services. Without activation of it, I was unable to call url.

I dont remember the exact error, but i was unable to call the url.

Once i published the internet services then able to call.

Regards

srinivas

Former Member
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Dear Thomas,

Indeed.

And I also agree with what you mention.

Don't get me wrong for my humouresque reply.

But then again, it might just be me that have had traumatic experiences in the past with it when the first version appeared, and have not recovered fully yet.

I also use ITS here and there... but I always use it as my last resource.

But from what I understood from your answer, it seems that ITS has received some improvements from SAP recently, is that correct ? What type of improvements ?

Kind Regards

/Ricardo Quintas

thomas_jung
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>But from what I understood from your answer, it seems that ITS has received some improvements from SAP recently, is that correct ? What type of improvements ?

I think it is important to distinguish between the ITS overall and one ITS based application - the SAPGUI for HTML. The improvements I mentioned are to the SAPGUI for HTML. Bascially in 7.02 we brought over the lightspeed rendering engine which is used in Web Dynpro since 7.01. This brought lots of technical improvements, like the AJAX delta renderer. It also brought the Signature design providing a more consistent look and feel between the SAPGUI for HTML and Web Dynpro. It also brought Safari support (offically only supported on the MacOS).

Former Member
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Hi Thomas

Thank you so much for the reply.

Always learning something new.

/Ricardo Quintas

Former Member
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HI Enrique,

this might be an off the wall answer to your post as well... ;o)

but I would add to the mix the POWL framework.

I mean, of course it is not at all a conversion tool (it has nothing to do with that, as mater of fact) but it still makes life easy for a developer if is faced with the task of redesign an application as wisely suggested by Thomas.

Just wanted to contribute with my 2 cents here.

PS - stay away from ITS. I've heard that it is an haunted technology that migh become scary at unexpected times. Those who have contact with it... will never be the same person again. ;o)

Kind Regards

/Ricardo Quintas

thomas_jung
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>PS - stay away from ITS. I've heard that it is an haunted technology that migh become scary at unexpected times. Those who have contact with it... will never be the same person again. ;o)

I absolutely disagree. While you shouldn't use the ITS for custom web development any longer, there is nothing wrong with using the SAPGUI for HTML for quick web enablement of existing SAPGUI transactions. Unless you are using NetWeaver Buisiness Client, this is often the only tool you have to navigate to/from Web Dynpro and SAPGUI transactions. The SAPGUI for HTML is actually quite technically sound - especially as of NetWeaver 7.02.

thomas_jung
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There were some early tools in the WDA framework for conversion of dynpro screens. They have since been abandoned and the recommendation is to redesign the applications with WDA and Floorplan Manager in mind.

If you want a web version of the SAPGUI screen, then just consider the SAPGUI for HTML from the Integrated ITS. It already does a 1:1 conversion of existing dynpro applications and as of 7.02 it supports the Signature theme and largely uses the same HTML/JavaScript rendering engine as Web Dynpro.