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Step-by-step guide to build object using Print Workbench
By Arnab Roy, IBM India
What is Print
Print Workbench is the tool used as Basic or
Central development environment for creating standardized outgoing
correspondence, and is used for printing purpose in IS-Utilities. We find this
as a very efficient and improved way of creating forms from the perspective of
easy data retrieval and understandability. This tool is available in SAP
IS-Utilities 4.6 and above.
Advantages of Print Workbench
Separated and independent data retrieval
procedure from layout design with dynamic print programs. Increase performance
for mass printing.
The Print Workbench tool has following
the data retrieval hierarchy in the form of modularized accessible subroutines,
detailed information about the data for an application, Form class: Application Form
cardinality can be 1: N.
These are configuration objects used for the
application and integration of Data structure defined in Form Class Can be
integrated with different form layouts like Smart Forms, SAP scripts or PDF
One very simple Print Workbench
example is given below.
As soon as a business partner wants to start
consuming any utility service, (move-in is required), the utility company
automatically creates a Welcome letter / Move-in letter / Correspondence based
on the PWB object name configured and that is sent to the customer.
One standard form class is given in SAP to
carry out the necessary data retrieval for this purpose that is
Go to Transaction ‘PWB’
Double click on application form, and give the
name as ‘Z_TEST_WELCOME_LETTER’ and click on create button.
Use Form Class IS_U_CS_MOVE_IN_WELCOME_LETTER
which is a standard Form Class provided by SAP for Move-in Letter.
Fill the other parameters as described.
An SAP Script is created to display the
output. SMARTFORMS or ADOBE FORMS can also be used.
System will ask for Transport Request. Create
Next screen is as follows.
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