Exporting a Report to an Application Server
You can export a report in an external file to the application server or to a presentation server. The application server is the computer that is running the SAP R/3 System, for example, a UNIX-based workstation assigned to your department.
On the output parameters selection screen in the group box Output medium, you can select the checkbox Append reports to specify whether an existing export file is to be extended or overwritten.
Choose Report ® Export... The dialog box Export to Presentation Server appears.
The current output medium is marked by a green traffic light. Choose the pushbutton Application server....
Specify the export format you require:
- To export data to a file in a table format, choose Spreadsheet. Lead columns and values are exported in a table format. Text for export is also exported, but column headings are not exported. This format is especially suited for processing your report in spreadsheet programs.
For this table format you can also check the function Format figures.
Choose this if you want the following column attributes (the settings in the report layout) to be taken into consideration when exporting in table format: scaling, decimal places, change +/- sign.
If you do not choose the indicator Format figures, all the figures are exported in an unformatted form. The column attribute Print unit is not taken into consideration during the export.
- To export the report to a file in text format, choose Word processing. The report is exported as it appears on the screen. This format is especially suited for processing your report in word processing programs.
- To export the report to a file in HTML (HyperText Markup Language) format, choose HTML format. The system automatically starts the default Internet browser (such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer) and then displays the report using that browser. Each report section is converted into an HTML table. If you have defined a specific text for the export, this text is displayed at the beginning of the report page. Otherwise, the title page of the report is displayed.
- In the group box Output file, enter the file name for exporting the report.
- Choose Continue.
The system exports the report.