When you are working in the SAP System, you may want to access information from the database. To do this, you use reports.

In this documentation, report refers to the report program, and list refers to the output – that is, the results of the report.

Some reports display information; others allow you to perform analyses.

A report must be started, or executed. In many cases, the SAP System automatically executes a report. Sometimes, however, you will want to execute a report yourself.

In addition to report programs, the SAP System provides numerous reporting tools, each of which has its own set of procedures for executing report programs.

This documentation describes report programs only. For an introduction to the SAP reporting tools, refer to the Reporting Made Easy guidebooks (Release 4.0B). You can find these guidebooks at: .