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How can a Key User create a new Characteristic Structure in a Report?

Jan 13, 2017 at 09:49 AM

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Hi,

In ByDesign, can a Key User create a characteristic structure for a new or existing report? Of yes, how?

Thanks!

Eelco

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Arthur Hanauer
Apr 11 at 05:42 PM
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Hi Eelco,

Hope you are having a good day, could you please let us know which would be the 'Structure'? Would it be a characteristic like the example below?

Account

Status

Account ID

Account Name

The 'Characteristic Structure' you mean is like the one described above? If not, could you please provide us an example so we can better assist you in this query.

Looking forward to hear from!

Thanks
Best regards,
Arthur Hanauer
Support Consultant, SAP Cloud Product Support
SAP Labs Latin America

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Eelco Essenberg Apr 16 at 11:06 AM
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Hi Arthur!

I'm having a good day indeed, hope likewise for you.

What I mean by a "characteristic structure" is the following (from "https://help.sap.com/doc/saphelp_byd1802_en/2018.02/en-US/KTP/Software-Components/01200615320100003379/SAP_BBD/SAP_BBD_wo_LC.html"):

Characteristic Structure

A group of predefined characteristic elements in a key figure grid. Characteristic elements are characteristics that can be calculated or restricted.

The access context of a characteristic structure is that of the underlying data source.

This graphic is explained in the accompanying text.

Example of a characteristic structure with data

You select characteristics for restricted key figures, for example: account, opportunity, country, or industry. You set properties to define additional behavior for a specific characteristic.

  • Display Settings: Defines how the characteristic appears and is used in the report.
  • Value Selections: Add restrictions to the characteristic values that appears in the report.
  • Hierarchy Settings: Define how any hierarchical data associated with the characteristic is used in the report. For example, display the Customer characteristic by location.

Another example would be the Aging Periods in the Accounts Payable reports (which group amounts due by number of days overdue).

The idea is that we want to be able to create similar structures ourselves, based on various characteristics and key figures that make sense for us.

Thanks!

Eelco

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