Formats

Use

You have to specify for each node the format in which messages with internal SAP formats are to be output for each communication method. Output means sent when the SMTP plug-in is used and transferred to these systems when external communication systems are used. If necessary, the external communication systems convert the format into another format, in which the message is then sent.

Activities

You assign the formats to a node during the creation process. You can change formats in node maintenance. To do this, choose Set in the node data display for the relevant communication method. The following formatting options are available:

Internal SAP format

Possible output formats

SAPscript/SmartForms

PDF, PCL, PS, TXT

ABAP list

HTM, PDF, PCL, PS, TXT

Link to a business object

HTM, TXT

Internal SAP text format (RAW)

PDF, PCL, PS, TXT

In the case of printer-specific formats (PDF, PCL, PS and TXT), you have to specify the device type for which the format is to be converted. For more information, see Setting Device Types for Format Conversion.

When messages are converted into a printer-specific format, temporary spool requests are generated. These are deleted in the next spool reorganization.