Client and Language Versioning: Concepts

Forms and styles are client-specific. That is, a form or style other than the SAP standard in client 000 is available only in the client in which it was created.

Forms and styles are also language-specific. That is, the definitions and texts in a form or style are defined for a particular language. Forms and styles can be translated using the standard SAP translation tools.

Client 000 Defaulting: SAPscript accords forms and styles in client 000 a special status.

If a form or style that is used in a document is not available in the client in which the document is being printed, then SAPscript checks for the form or style in client 000. If it is found there, then the client 000 version is used to print the document.

SAP standard forms and styles are always held in client 000. You can take advantage of the client 000 defaulting as well by storing your Yxxx and Zxxx forms and styles there. That way, if a local version of a form or style is not present in a client, the client 000 version is used instead.

See Transporting, Copying, and Comparing Styles and Forms for information on tools for managing forms and styles in multiple clients.

Language rules: SAPscript uses the following rules to manage versions of forms and styles in different languages: