Overview

What is SAP Business Graphics?

SAP Business Graphics is a graphics program for generating two- and three-dimensional graphs.

The program offers you a variety of graphing options, data interfaces and various file manipulation commands.

Data input

You can input data to the program in either of the following ways:

  • Data input by means of an ABAP program

You create input data in an ABAP program.

The input data must have a tabular format:

    • Simple list (for 2D graphs only)
    • Table consisting of various rows and columns
    • Various tables consisting of various rows and columns each

An ABAP function module calls up the SAP Business Graphics (or another graphics program). The ABAP program sends the input data to the graphics program.

The required ABAP tools and interfaces are described in the following documentation:

SAP Graphics: Programming Interfaces

  • Data input by means of an SAP screen capture

You capture an SAP transaction window containing tabular data. Then you mark the data you want graphed.

You can call up the SAP screen capture program from any SAP transaction window via menu (also from an R/2 transaction window of SAP’s CUA Interface).

The input data must have a tabular format:

    • Simple list (for 2D graphs only)
    • Table consisting of various rows and columns

You cannot capture input data contained in various SAP tables. Only an ABAP program can send such data to SAP Business Graphics.

If the input data do not meet the format requirements, you can edit them on the captured screen.

Graphing Options

A number of display options are provided.

You can:

  • display two- or three-dimensional graphs
  • display single graphs or group views
  • choose graph types (bars, columns, etc.)
  • set colors

(You can also apply consistent coloring to your various graphs by using self-defined coloring schemes.)