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SAP R/3 Handbook, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Jim Keogh, Jose Hernandez, Franklin Martinez

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Working with Reports

Reports in the SAP systems are typically ABAP programs whose function is to look up information in the database and display it or print it. When end users perform their usual work with the SAP systems, they often need to look up information to analyze, to see business results, to make decisions, or simply to continue the work. This type of extracting, collecting, and formatting of the data held on the database is performed by the SAP reports.

SAP distinguishes two terms in this environment: a report is the program itself, and a list is the result (the output) of the report.

End users don’t have to program the reports themselves because the SAP system includes virtually thousands of preprogrammed reports. These reports can ...

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