S/4HANA Cloud Output Management – Customize Master Form
In this blog we will see how to customize the Master Form Template using configuration and Apps provided to upload Logos and maintain texts.
In SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Adobe forms (XFA) are the standard technology for rendering application objects (such as purchase orders, contracts, or invoices) into PDF format. Output management in the cloud provides the necessary framework for form template development and maintenance, data assembly, rendering, and output determination for forms. There are standard delivered APPs that can be used for configuration.
Basically, the Adobe form is separated into two parts – & as shown below. In this blog we will see how to customize the Master Form Template, shown here in black lines for logo & Footer Blocks (Address/Tel/Fax/E-Mail). The benefit of this framework is that Master Form Template can be used across multiple Content forms.
authorizations: Fiori Library - Manage Logos
authorizations: Fiori Library - Manage Texts
Here we can add multiple texts and use that in configuration of Master form as per requirement.
3. Configuration of Master Form: authorizations: Fiori Library - Manage Your Solution
· Here first step shown is to Define rule for Master Form Template, Click on Configure at extreme right.
Create new entry, fill required details as per organization and use Master Form Template = 'SOMU_FORM_MASTER_LETTER'.
Add Footer Block and SAP Logo that has been created in above steps.
Add some custom Form template for Content form (here added Delivery note form) and Save the entry.
Test Case: Create new output for Delivery Note and check Display PDF Document, here header and Footer text should be picked which has been configure in Rules of Master Template above.
- Logo on right side is one which was uploaded in Manage Logo app and configure in Master Form Rule template.
- Footer below that was added in Manage Texts and configured.
After installing, local Adobe Life Cycle designer, there is an App "Maintain Form Templates" that can be used to Upload/Download the Master Form Template.
Conclusion: As you have seen that by using Standard Apps and SSCUI - configuration of Master Form template, customization can be done and there is no coding/change required to be done in Adobe Form Manually.