Using Parameters in a Form


You want to merge data into a form that has not been determined when you create the form. This data could be:

  • Data selected from database tables of your application. You pass them in the form interface.
  • Data provided by the SAP Standard or by Smart Forms. This could be, for example, the date or the current page number.
  • Data you calculated or introduced yourself in the form, for example to display totals in a table.

All this data is determined only at runtime of the form and then included into it. You use fields as placeholders in the form to determine how and where to display this data. To include these fields, you use text nodes. At runtime the system replaces them with the corresponding values.


Smart Forms provide the following possibilities to merge data into the form: