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INTRODUCTION

Long ago the blog “WWI for Experts” crashed and roughly 1/3 of the document have been deleted .

As WWI seems to be still the “Top 5 asked” topic, may be once again some hints are needed to help you in use of “WWI” as a tool.

 

WWI What is it used for

Using WWI the company is able to collect data from EHS (but e.g. as well MM, SD etc.) to print on a document (which might be stored a a document in DMS in SAP).

To use WWI as a tool (for developers) and in daily business a lot of topics need to be checked (and avoided).

The developer always needs a local WWI installation to use transaction CG42. Therefore: it is a good idea to check regularly the WWI version on your client.

For End User (who would to get in touch with the documents as generated with WWI) in most cases as well a local WWI version is needed (e.g. Report From Template; Report Information System etc.).

Depending on the use of EHS: you need to understand that GLM is using WWI different and the WWI set up in SAP is different.

But the most important topic is to understand the set up of a “WWI  Generation” server and why a WWI Generation server is needed (and how to control the WWI server 24 h 7 days) and how you can monitor the WWI Gen Server farm (keep in mind: GLM is here different in set up !).

We can differentiate tree maor uses of a WWI Generation server

1.) to generate a report (to be stored in e.g. DMS)

2.) to support the Safety Data Sheet Dispatch process

3.) to support the use of GLM Label print options

4.) e.g. Support teh “TremCard” topic, SOP generation and many other stuff

Based on the many discussions here:

It is seems to be that the topic of WWI Generationserver (correct set up etc.) is a challenge for many consultants.

A huge number of threads could be listed in context of “WWI layouting” (the process as such and anything around that).

A Standard Questions look like

“Provide me a list of T Code to generate a MSDS”

The correct answer to this book (on a useful level) need a booklet

Othere questions come up in the area as: The use and set up of generation variants; how to move a WWI templates from Dev to Qual to Prod.

The most crucial topics seems to be the “Report symbol” topic, e.g. like what report symbols do we have in SAP standard, how to use them; how to set up new report symbols etc.

According experience: looking on WWI layout, may be in 80% of the cases you will use SAP standard symbols and in 20% of the cases will use own developped symbols.

But what options are there to “simplify” all this?

One option might be to use services as SERC; but this is only possible if you use a SAP EHS Standard Set up in SAP EHS.

The other options is: if yóu must create own symbols, own layouts etc. Try to deliver first a version 1.0 and then improve this step by step. In many cases: with Version 1.0 you satisfy 80% of the needs.

Keep in mind: Two times a year a new WWI version is available via SAP Marketplace. Check always if you need to install this version (in ANY place !!). In many cases SAP is not only delivering a new WWI version but some extenstions are delivered as wel with seperate OSS notes (enlarging the capability of the use of WWI)

In the following section references to threads in this FORUM should be given discussing issues in different areas. The list is not complete, not sorted.. etc

PLEASE EXECUTE FIRST A QUERY IN THIS FORUM BEFORE YOU ASK A QUESTION: WWI IS THE TOP 5 DISCUSSED “TOPIC” HERE

PAY ATTENTION: Many of the threads listed below discuss more than one topic; the grouping done is only a “hint”

 

WWI Set up

Link Description
https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/PLM/Analyzing+Issues+During+Generation+of+WWI+Reports General quite helpful blog
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3364177 WWI installaiotn
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3885278 Job set up
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3587672 Local WWI installaiotn
https://blogs.sap.com/2013/08/20/ehs-wwi-installation/ General quite helpful blog
 https://answers.sap.com/questions/552257/wwi-cg42-run-reports-with-word-installed-on-the-se.html Local / Central WWI installaition
WWI PLM report generation.
 https://answers.sap.com/questions/218746/sap-ehs-rfc-connection-error-in-sm59.html
https://answers.sap.com/questions/109391/wwi-reports-not-distributed-to-generation-servers.html
https://answers.sap.com/questions/187675/can-we-install-wwi-server-and-expert-server-locall.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1788096
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/353008
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1551181
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1592250
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1882011
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1595665
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1603886
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3364177
https://answers.sap.com/questions/541908/error-1057-when-setting-up-new-generation-servers.html
 https://answers.sap.com/questions/130797/using-ehs-report-comparison-with-o365-word-2016-re.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3340255
https://answers.sap.com/questions/187675/can-we-install-wwi-server-and-expert-server-locall.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3564973
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3893037
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3341592
https://answers.sap.com/questions/321314/wwi-plm-report-generation.html

 

Layouting

Link Description
https://answers.sap.com/questions/282970/possibility-of-adding-product-name-in-final-sds-re.html Product name in SDS
https://answers.sap.com/questions/302764/wwi-report-generation-in-different-languages.html More than one language
https://answers.sap.com/questions/309408/how-to-out-put-graphics-on-pre-printed-diamonds-rh.html
https://answers.sap.com/questions/249989/material-number-outputs-with-coma-in-between-in-la.html
https://answers.sap.com/questions/309408/how-to-out-put-graphics-on-pre-printed-diamonds-rh.html
https://answers.sap.com/questions/249989/material-number-outputs-with-coma-in-between-in-la.html
ttps://answers.sap.com/questions/122688/dynamic-text-output-issue.html
https://answers.sap.com/questions/183012/msds-report-with-dual-languages-malaysia.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3344375
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3327430
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1701181
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/2137979
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/796454
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3605318
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1586088
https://answers.sap.com/questions/529684/wwilooping-over-compositions.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3609910
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3321861
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3282503
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3405670
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1501873
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3519630
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/324794
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/324794
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3956687
https://answers.sap.com/questions/106728/fm-program-to-read-parameter-symbol-data.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3760517
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3327381
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3549931
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3482724
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3605318
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3601951
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3356102
https://answers.sap.com/questions/150576/why-parameter-values-are-missing-for-report-templa.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3936313
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3243362
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3309899
https://answers.sap.com/questions/214350/issue-with-masking-numbers-in-sap-glm-labels.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1701181
https://answers.sap.com/questions/212682/please-can-you-help-me-with-wwi-report.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1788096
https://answers.sap.com/questions/166535/how-to-change-the-langauge-control-in-wwi-for-gene.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3632260
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3327430
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3589202
https://answers.sap.com/questions/529684/wwilooping-over-compositions.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3833142
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3344375
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3178459
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3754174
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1443077
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/2034755

Blank compression / if / else

Link Description
 https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1537561
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3315991
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3362602
https://blogs.sap.com/2014/01/22/wwi-techniques-blank-compression-and-user-defined-text/
https://answers.sap.com/questions/316749/remove-empty-row-from-table-wwi-report-where-blank.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3637527
https://answers.sap.com/questions/556898/conditional-wwi-output-question.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/2038720
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3852016 VERY COMPLEX TOPIC
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1592855
https://blogs.sap.com/2013/10/28/report-template-conditional-output/
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3961376
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3562899
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3960276
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3770681
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3471546

 

Report distribution

Link Description
https://answers.sap.com/questions/420455/sds-mismatch-in-between-cg02-and-cvd1.html

Different content of document

CG02/CG54/CG50/CVD1

https://answers.sap.com/questions/79694/priotorise-rgv-in-report-shipping-condition-schema.html Not really a WWi topic
https://answers.sap.com/questions/450642/error-printer-hp-universal-printing-ps-not-found-i.html
 https://answers.sap.com/questions/510424/retrieve-and-download-wwi-report.html

Label topics

Link Description
https://answers.sap.com/questions/330897/spool-printer-for-glm.html Spool printing
html
https://answers.sap.com/questions/100359/glm-printer-determination.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3561548
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3858898
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3295344
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3593170
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3284339
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3505306
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3295344
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3144884
https://answers.sap.com/questions/243123/glm-static-data.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3483014  Very interesting topic (pdf generation)
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/2123556
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3607440
https://answers.sap.com/questions/100359/glm-printer-determination.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/2004470
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3865234
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3846248
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3434408
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3571866
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3367499
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/2089102
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3486912
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3640853
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3448877
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3395183
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3873755
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3283784
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3958041
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3961526
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3745377
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3391043
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3397573
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3225709
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3768823
https://answers.sap.com/questions/191740/xml-transformation-simple-question-hard-solution.html Very interestind discussion
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1857486
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3811494
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3664694
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/2090196
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3957599
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3421795
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3593170
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3917317
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3741885
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3587190
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3430198
https://answers.sap.com/questions/330897/spool-printer-for-glm.html
https://answers.sap.com/questions/37806/ehs-glm-language-issue.html
https://answers.sap.com/questions/315218/layout-for-glm-is-not-saveable.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3428685
https://answers.sap.com/questions/302515/glm-wwi-and-datamatrix-barcodes.html
https://answers.sap.com/questions/60455/sap-glm-large-document-sizes.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3854640
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3959371
https://answers.sap.com/questions/214350/issue-with-masking-numbers-in-sap-glm-labels.html
https://answers.sap.com/questions/187660/new-features-of-glm.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3781712
https://answers.sap.com/questions/116506/ehs-glm-delivery-scenario.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3546873
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1673653
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1677123
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3529845
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3488746
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3405500
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3529494
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3195843
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3482285
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3594564
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3774280
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1966569
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3412733
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3509113
https://answers.sap.com/questions/134354/barcode-display-in-print-preview-glm-sap-ehs.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3721726
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3573487
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3505306
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1790574
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3655295
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1595781
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3297442
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3492993
https://blogs.sap.com/2012/12/05/how-to-create-custom-report-symbols-in-glm/
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3885351
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3625008
https://www.sap.com/documents/2018/05/fa6d8894-027d-0010-87a3-c30de2ffd8ff.html
https://answers.sap.com/questions/77807/cannot-display-document-template.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3681476
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3564155

Complex topis

Link Description
 https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3598443
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3178459
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3431722
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/2118141
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3397048
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3366619
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3309899
https://answers.sap.com/questions/191740/xml-transformation-simple-question-hard-solution.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3918010
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/2030219
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3875130
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3852646
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3887065
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3427216
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3201059
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1423658
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3366407
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1929430
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3519630

Others

Link Description
https://answers.sap.com/questions/191740/xml-transformation-simple-question-hard-solution.html Other solution than WWI
https://answers.sap.com/questions/258380/printers-for-different-output-formats.html
https://answers.sap.com/questions/182133/not-getting-picture-from-portal-in-wwi-report.html
https://answers.sap.com/questions/136364/performance-in-opening-reports-when-working-via-sy.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/2148598
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3744129
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/2051969
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/444384
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3865724
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3919518
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1583866
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1805886
https://answers.sap.com/questions/271275/how-to-export-wwi-templates.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3637566
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3341592
https://answers.sap.com/questions/559482/standard-function-module-which-generates-the-wwi-r.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1775583
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3353166
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/2052631
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/1577071
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3430552
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3504298
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3843789
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3344033
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3190874
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3329401
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3341078
https://answers.sap.com/questions/159443/can-i-use-sap-ehs-wwi-tool-to-generate-invoices-fo.html
https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3279048

 

Others

Link Description
https://blogs.sap.com/2013/08/22/wwiwindows-word-processor-integration-template-creation-in-ehs/ WWI template editing
https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/PLM/WWI+Reports+Create+a+Large+Number+of+Entries+in+DB+Tables DMS integartion / WWI
https://blogs.sap.com/2013/10/23/printing-in-bar-code-in-sap-ehs-wwi/ WWI Bar Code
https://answers.sap.com/questions/450642/error-printer-hp-universal-printing-ps-not-found-i.html HVP Printing
https://answers.sap.com/questions/258380/printers-for-different-output-formats.html
https://answers.sap.com/questions/182133/not-getting-picture-from-portal-in-wwi-report.html
https://answers.sap.com/questions/321314/wwi-plm-report-generation.html
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  1. Pat Chaisang

    Hi Christoph,

    My name is Pat, and I’m a digital marketing specialist at SAP. I have an important message regarding your nomination status as SAP Community Hero. Please kindly let me know which email is the best way to reach you at. You can email me at pat.chaisang@sap.com.

    Thank you!

    Pat

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  2. Christoph Bergemann Post author

    Dear Pat

    thank you for your information. I just tried to get in touch by emAil with you. But the eMail server could not dispatch my message; I will try later once again.

    C. B.

     

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