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Can anybody explain FI-CO Report writer and Report Painter.

How to create and please give me steps.

Thanks & regards,

Ram

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    Posted on Aug 22, 2007 at 08:36 AM

    Hi

    <b>Report painter</b> is a user-friendly tool through which reports can be defined to meet specific business requirements that are not takes care of by standard reports. Report Painter Utility has been categorized under FI-SL as most often it is used to create Special Purpose Reports only.

    Given below are the main components of a Report Painter Report,

    1) Library

    A library is a Collection of Characteristic, Key Figures and predefined columns for a reporting table. A Report Painter Report is created inside a Library. Thus, it can only use the Characteristic, Key Figures and predefined columns selected for that library. SAP comes with a lot of preconfigured Libraries. Depending on the reporting need, one may choose to use any one of these or instead go in for defining one’s own Library.

    2) Report Layout

    Report Layout determines the layout features of the report and the format of the report data constituted in the report output. SAP comes with the Standard Layout SAP, but you can define your own Layout.

    3) Report

    A Report constitutes of Rows (Characteristics), Columns (Characteristics, Key Figures, or Formula) and General Data Selection (Input Selection Parameters). A Report is built inside a Library, so it can use the characteristics and key figures that are there in the library.

    4) Report Group

    A report group contains one or more reports from the same library. When reports contain the same characteristics and share the same data, then they should be attached to the same Report Group so as to improve the processing time.

    5) Set / Variable

    A set is a group of specific values or ranges of values that reside in a database table. The transaction code for Create / Change / Display a set is GS01/ GS02 / GS03.

    A name that is given to the data that can be changed during the runtime of a program. The transaction code for Create / Change / Display a variable is GS11/ GS12 / GS13.

    STEP I: LIBRARY

    Transaction: GR21 / GR22 / GR23 (Create/ Change/ Display)

    STEP II: REPORT LAYOUT

    Transaction: GR11 / GR12 / GR13 (Create/ Change/ Display)

    STEP III: REPORT

    Transaction: GRR1 / GRR2 / GRR3 (Create/ Change/ Display)

    STEP IV: REPORT GROUP

    Transaction: GR51 / GR52 / GR53 (Create/ Change/ Display)

    Now you can go to GRR3 (or even GR33) and execute your report.When you execute the report, you will get the input screen if you have defined any of the parameters in GENERAL DATA SELECTION as type VARIABLE. Input the selection criterion for executing the report.

    Use this link for report writer

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005vp/helpdata/en/5b/d22ba743c611d182b30000e829fbfe/frameset.htm

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      Hi,

      I am trying to execute the roport using t.code GR33 but not able to execute report

      Asking Library name also.

      1 . somebody developed in this report using report painter and report writer .but I need some changes in selection screen and report.

      2. I have report Program name and T.code but I don’t know library name .

      3.how to modify t.code selection screen .

      Thanks & Regards,

      Ram

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    Posted on Aug 23, 2007 at 03:34 AM

    Try this method Execute the report

    Go to Technical Information and find the report group.

    Go to GR53. and go to tab reports and find your report.

    It will show you what the library it is

    Go to GRR2 where you can modify the selection screen.

    when you go to General data selection and make your changes.

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    Posted on Aug 23, 2007 at 05:03 AM

    Hi,

    I have report name and t.code . the report excute using T.code

    need modify selection screen and add some logic . but not able to find out Report group,Library, and other details.

    i am new into report painter . can anybody explain.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Ram

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