Using Standard Text with Variables in SAP Smart Forms

  • by Kees Bond, Principal Consultant, CIBER Netherlands BV
  • October 23, 2013
Learn how to use standard text with variables in SAP Smart Forms.
Learning Objectives

Some of the benefits of using Smart Forms are:

  •  Efficiency: Creating and maintaining SAP Smart Forms is fast.
  •  Flexibility: Entirely graphical user interface grants the ability to adapt forms without any programming knowledge.
  •  Usability: SAP delivers a set of template forms for central business processes.
Key Concept

Smart Forms is a tool for creating and maintaining forms within SAP systems, such as CRM, SCM, SRM, ERP HCM, and Healthcare. Smart Forms provides an easy-to-use graphical user interface that allows you to create and modify company-specific forms to communicate with employees.

SAP Smart Forms is used to create and maintain forms. For example, you can use Smart Forms to create a letter for your employees that contains information about their salary increases for the next year. You can import a standard SAP text file to make sure the text in the letter can be changed dynamically by an HR administrator without having to change the Smart Form,. You can place variables in the text file, which can be filled by Smart Forms dynamically.

A Smart Form can be called from within SAP programs. Employee data can be transferred to the Smart Form when it is called from the program and you can retrieve extra data from within the Smart Form.

The functionality discussed in this article is available from SAP version R/3 4.6C.

Kees Bond

Kees Bond is a senior HCM consultant and ABAP consultant with 17 years of experience with SAP. He followed an HBO education in Amsterdam and lives in the Netherlands.

He started his SAP career in the first Dutch hospital to implement SAP. He was responsible for the implementation of the HCM module components PA, OM, time, and payroll. Currently, Kees is working as a principal consultant for CIBER Netherlands BV.

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