Reporting Information Structures


  • You have created and filled the information structure on which the reporting is based.
  • You are in the initial screen of the Archive Explorer.


  1. Enter the name of the information structure. This must be active.

    To select an information structure, you can also enter the name of an archiving object and use input help to display all active information structures belonging to the object.

  2. Choose Archive Info Structure ® Reporting.

    This takes you to the Archive Explorer selection screen.

  3. Enter selection criteria to establish which data you want the reporting to read.

    If you do not want to restrict the selection, choose Execute.

  4. Choose Execute.

    The system displays the information structure list. It contains all of the data that the reporting program has read from the fields contained in the information structure.

  5. Double click on the entry you want to access the archive directly. If more than one view is defined for this object, a dialog appears with a choice of views.

    Depending on the archiving object, the dialog box offers a technical view or a business view or both. Several business views are also possible.

  6. Select the view you want and choose Continue.

    This takes you to the table overview for the selected data object.

  7. To display the table contents, click on the magnifying glass symbol for a table (similar to the display function in transaction SE16).


You are now at the lowest level of data, that is the field level for the archived object. You can take the information directly from the table.

See also:

Ad-Hoc Reporting