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Variant for Exception Reporting

To run exception reports in the background I need to create a variant for the query. One of the query characteristics is 0CALDAY which is of type DATE.

On regular R/3 or BW variants I can use a Date variable (to select a variable period of time) which are stored in table TVARV.

For some reason, the system does not let me choose a Date variable for the Characteristic on the query variant. It is not interpreted as a Date Characteristic.

How do I create a Customer-exit variable to be used on the variant or modify the characteristic so the system lets me use the Sap-exit variables.

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  • Posted on Jun 18, 2004 at 03:00 PM

    Hello Enrique,

    BW comes with several exit variables for the time characteristics. Please look in the Business Content and activate them. This will cover the most common scenarios (for example "Current Period").

    Otherwise, you can create you own exit variables. There are various how-to papers on the SAP Service Marketplace (



    SAP NetWeaver RIG, US BI

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    • Hello Marc,

      When you run exception reporting in the background,you can create a query variant. This is diferent than the variants used in Bex. This are the king of variants you would use in R/3.

      I need my query to be flexible in the BEx so I do not want to use a BEx variable.

      Do you know if you can use a customer exit or how to change the characteristic properties so the system can let me use an standard time variable (Again a variable as the ones used in R/3).

      Thanks for your support.