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diff. between table and template in smartforms

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please tell me what the diff. between table and template options available in smartforms

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In forms of business procedures you usually want to list details such as open items of an invoice. You can use a Smart Form to display this data in a table. You can design the layout of the table independent of the number of lines it will contain. The size of the table depends on how much data the application program passes to the form at runtime (unlike with templates, where you specify the number of columns and lines explicitly). The table can cover one or more pages, depending on the number of lines. This is why you display tables in the main window.


Use node type Template to display a table whose layout and size (number of lines and columns) is determined before the runtime of the application program. For this reason, a template is also called a static table.

To create a template, define a table layout to determine the cell structure for each line. The cells are used to display the contents of the inferior nodes of the template node. This allows you to position text and a graphic side by side (see Displaying Graphics in Templates).

The template node is also suited for label printing.




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