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 Function documentation Uploading and Downloading Application Forms Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


You can upload or download application forms if there is no direct transport connection between SAP systems. You can save an application form and its components in a local file of your front-end and then load them to any version-compatible SAP system. In mass processing you can also carry out a mass download.


All (sub)components of an application form are transported when you upload or download.


When an application form is downloaded, all its components are saved in a local file:

        Hierarchy/attribute of the application form

        SAPscript form/Smart Form/PDF-based form and form interface depending on the form type

        SAPscript texts (only for SAPscript)

        User includes

When you upload, you can change all the names of the subcomponents before you save these in the SAP system (see also Copying from Clients).

This graphic is explained in the accompanying textThe internal data format of the files has changed considerably with Basis Release 6.20. Files created in an earlier release can no longer be read.




       1.      To download an application form to a local file, choose Print Workbench Application Form Application Form Download.

       2.      Specify the absolute name of the file to be written.
The data is then read from the system and downloaded to the specified file. To download several application forms (for example, from other clients), select these in the mass processing of application forms and then choose Download with the right mouse button.



To upload an application form from a local file, choose Print Workbench Application Form Utilities Upload. If the file contains several application forms, a corresponding list appears for you to select from. Choose an application form from the list. The subsequent dialog box is identical to the one for copying or copying from a client. When you name the new subobjects, pay attention to the naming conventions and the existing uses.


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