Screen capture input to SAP Business Graphics must adhere to certain format rules in order to be recognized correctly.
SAP Business Graphics assumes that your screen data resembles the basic SAP table structure. This structure is somewhat flexible, but the table must obey the format rules listed in this section.
Restrictions on the Format of the Data
If you use the screen capture facility to input graphics data, the input table can contain either a single list of values, or rows and columns. If the data is a single list, you can include the values themselves and labels for each value. If the data has rows and columns, you can include a label for each row, a label for each column, and the table values themselves.
You cannot use the screen capture facility to input data in multiple tables. If you want to graph data occurring in multiple tables, you must write the input values to a file using ABAP programming tools. See SAP Graphics: Programming Interfaces for more information.
Format Rules for Numerical Values
Numerical values must obey the following rules:
Note that the functions of the period and the comma in the English system are exactly opposite to their functions in some European systems. If your numbers are not being interpreted correctly, check with the system administrator to determine how these characters should be used.
If you have values partially or entirely out of alignment with the given right-most character position, they will not be interpreted as belonging to the proper column. In most cases, the screen capture program assumes these are values for an entirely new column.
Format Rules for Text Strings
You can include labels in the table to name the rows and columns. You can also provide a title for the set of rows, for the set of columns, and for the graph as a whole.
If you don't adhere to these requirements, the screen capture program attempts to pick out the labels anyway. However, the results may not be what you expect. (Check the selection bars in the Selection view to see if your headers were correctly identified.)
The title for the rows as a set should be placed directly above the column of row-names.
The title for the columns as a set should occur directly above the first of the column-names, and begin in exactly the same position.
Many strings too long for a small window are displayed correctly when you enlarge the window to full-screen size. In general, you must experiment to find the optimal length for text strings.