Upload SAP Smart Styles at Once with an ABAP Program

  • by Qazi Wasif Ali, SAP ABAP Consultant, Descon Engineering Limited
  • June 28, 2013
Use ABAP code to upload custom Smart Styles in your SAP system in bulk. With it, you’ll be able to upload more than one Smart Style in one attempt instead of selecting every Smart Style one by one.
Key Concept

SAP Smart Styles are used to format printing documents that companies normally send outside the company. These include sales orders, purchase orders, delivery notes, invoices, and quotations. 

As an ABAP programmer, you have times when you want to upload your work (whether it’s programs, custom SAP Smart Styles, 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 Styles as an example. Imagine you have 100 SAP Smart Styles that you want to upload to another machine. The usual process involves uploading each Smart Style individually, resulting in a repetitive, time-consuming process. I’ve developed a utility with ABAP code that allows you to upload all custom SAP Smart Styles 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 upload SAP Smart Styles usually requires, and then I’ll show you the code involved in my process.

Qazi Wasif Ali

Qazi Wasif Ali is an SAP ABAP certified consultant at Descon Engineering Limited in Pakistan. He has more than six years of SAP ABAP experience. He has a degree in computer science and has worked in industries such as packaging, beverages, and chemicals. Previously, he worked at Siemens Pakistan and Abacus Consulting. Qazi has also participated in support projects.

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