To display or analyze information from the database, you execute a report. Some reports are linked directly to tasks in the SAP System, and can be executed from one of the menus on the screen you are working with.
Reports that are directly linked to your task sometimes use the data already entered on your screen as selection criteria. This means you do not have to enter selection criteria when the report is executed.
Accessing Reports in the SAP Easy Access Workplace Menu
To access the reports used most frequently in the SAP System, go to the SAP standard menu, and choose Information Systems. In this directory, the reports are grouped by application:
Alternatively, you can access the reports belonging to a particular application by choosing the relevant application from the SAP standard menu, and choosing Information System, as shown in the example below:
Not all applications have this menu option.
Executing a Report in Your Task
To execute a report in your task:
Accessing Tool-Based Reports
To execute a report using the ABAP Query, choose Information Systems ® Ad Hoc Reports ® ABAP Query.
To execute a report using the QuickViewer, go to the menu bar of the SAP Easy Access initial screen, and choose System ® Services ® QuickViewer.
You can also start QuickViewer reports by using the ABAP Query.
Report Painter and Report Writer
To access the Report Painter and Report Writer, choose Information Systems ® Ad Hoc Reports ® Report Painter ® Report Writer ® Report group ® Execute.
Executing All Other Reports
If a report is not available directly from the task you are working in, you can execute it by starting the Reporting function.
The report selection screen appears:
The system displays the selection criteria screen. An example is shown here:
To enter your selection criteria using a variant, you can choose a variant from the dropdown list of possible entries. This list only contains entries if variants were created earlier. For more information on variants, see
The system executes the report and displays the resulting list.
If you receive the message No data exists, recheck your selection criteria, including the From/To Date.
Additional InformationSelection CriteriaDisplaying Available Report Variants