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Nested tables in Adobe Forms

By Sunil Saini, YASH Technologies

This Tutorial demonstrates on using Nested Tables in Adobe Forms.

Step1: Go to SFP transaction and create interface for the Adobe form.

Note: Maintain Interface type ABAP-Dictionary Based interface. (IN ECC6.0 Version)

Step 2: Create Global Types as shown below by clicking on Types, here we are creating a Nested Table
type which consists of 2 Individual fields (carrid, carrname) and an Internal Table(spfli).
Step 3: Create Global Work Areas and Internal Tables as shown below.

WA_SCARR TYPE SCARR


IT_SCARR TYPE SCARR_TAB
WA_SPFLI TYPE SPFLI
IT_SPFLI TYPE SPFLI_TAB
WA_FLIGHT TYPE TYPE_FLIGHT
IT_FLIGHT TYPE TABLE_TYPE_FLIGHT

Step 4: Code for fetching the data is written in the code initialization part of interface.

In code initialization the variables whose values are being passed to the code to fetch the details
of the output should be declared in the Input parameters and the variables to which the results are
assigned needs to be declared in the Output parameters.

Input Parameters:

WA_SCARR
IT_SCARR
WA_SPFLI
IT_SPFLI
WA_FLIGHT

Output Parameters:

IT_FLIGHT
Step 5: Write the below code in code initialization part. Check for errors and activate the
interface.

* Fetching Flight Details from SCARR Table.


SELECT *
INTO TABLE it_scarr
FROM scarr
UP TO 10 ROWS.
* Fetching Data from SPFLI Table for corresponding Entries in SCARR.
SELECT *
INTO TABLE it_spfli
FROM spfli
FOR ALL ENTRIES IN it_scarr
WHERE carrid EQ it_scarr-carrid.
* Looping at SCARR Internal Table.
LOOP AT it_scarr INTO wa_scarr.
wa_flight-carrid = wa_scarr-carrid.
wa_flight-carrname = wa_scarr-carrname.
* Looping at SPFLI Internal Table.
LOOP AT it_spfli INTO wa_spfli WHERE carrid EQ wa_scarr-carrid.
* Appending SPFLI Records into the SPFLI part of FLIGHT Table.
APPEND wa_spfli TO wa_flight-spfli.
ENDLOOP.
* Appending SCARR Records into the SCARR part of FLIGHT Table.
APPEND wa_flight TO it_flight.
CLEAR wa_flight.
ENDLOOP.
Step 6: After the interface part is done, create Form by going to SFP transaction.

Step 7: In the creation of the Form, we need to give the name of the interface for which we are
creating the Form. This is the additional functionality in Adobe forms. One interface can be used
for many Forms if it is suitable.

Give the Description to the Form as shown below.

Step 8: In the Context tab of the Form we will find two sections Interface and Context.

In Interface we will find the data that was created in the interface. We need to drag the elements
that need to be displayed in output into the content area.
Deactivate the Unwanted Fields as shown below.

Rename Content Area to ContentArea1.


Then Right-Click on the Content Area and click on Insert SubForm and Resize it accordingly.

After that Click on Master Pages and then Drag and Drop a Text and Enter any suitable Text.

Then Right-Click on data and create one more Sub Form and align it as shown below.
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Reduce the size of Content Area as shown in figure below.

Step 9: Click on Subform and then in Right-click on the Subform and then in Palettes click on
Object and then under Objects Tab click on Subform and make the Content as Flowed as shown
below.

Then Create one more Subform and Rename it as Table and then Right-click on this Form and in
Palettes click on Accessibility make the Subform role as Table and make its Subform content as
Flowed as in above case.
Step 10: Then Insert two Sub Forms in the Table Sub Form, rename it as Header and Body, make
sure to make them as Flowed too, and make the Accessibility of the two Subforms as Header Row
and Body Row respectively.

Then Insert a Static Text in Header and insert the Field names as shown below.

Step 11: Then under Data View, individually Drag and Drop the Fields from the table it_flight in
Body Sub Form.

Fields are CARRID,

CARRNAME,

SPFLI.

Step 12: Then under Hierarchy tab Select the 3 Fields (i.e. Carrid, Carrname, and SPFLI) and
then drag drop them in Body Sub Form as shown below.
Then make the Body Sub Form as Flowed as well as make its Flow Direction as Western Text as
shown below.

Step 13: Delete the Table Header of SPFLI as shown.

Select the all Fields and make their Appearance as None.


Insert a column to the left of connid as shown below.

Finally arrange the Fields as shown below.

Step 14: Under the Pagination Tab of Body Subform in Overflow choose the Go To Content Area
value as ContentArea1.

Step 15: Change the Binding of the Body Subform as shown below.

Step 16: Give the binding for CARRID.

Follow the same for CARRNAME.


Change the binding for SPFLI as shown below.

Change binding for CONNID and fields related to SPFLI as shown below.
Step 17:

Save and Activate the form.

Step 18:

Execute the form. The following output will be displayed.