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Process when Calling the RRILocate this document in the navigation structure


When it is called, the report-report interface (RRI) first collects the following information from the cell of the sender query before passing it to the receiver as selections:

  • Global filter: the lines and columns of the query definition;

    More information about the global filter: Defining New Queries

  • Dynamic filter: the values in the navigation block of the query (filter that can be changed by navigation), including the hierarchies;

    More information about the navigation pane: Navigation Pane

  • Filters from the selected, restricted key figure;

    More information about the restricted key figure: Defining Restricted Key Figures

  • In formulas, only the selections that are identical in all operands are passed

  • Filters from the selected drilldown characteristics;

    More information about the drilldown characteristics: Navigating in Analysis Mode

    There is no specified or definable sequence for the allocation. This means that if the drilldown is first performed according to characteristic A and then according to characteristic B, the result produced is different to the result of the reverse sequence (B, A). There is no way of specifying within a query that a jump from characteristic A automatically has a different jump target than a jump from characteristic B.

This process uses the following additional functions to map the contents in an appropriate manner.

  • If the receiver query has variables, the system tries to fill these variables; if there are no suitable variables, the values are passed as dynamic filters.


    Hierarchy variables are not transferred as they are regarded as query properties and not as selections.

  • If there is a specific relationship between the sending and receiving InfoObjects, the system tries to use this relationship:

    • If there is compounding, a restriction to a compounded characteristic is also applied to the parent of the compounding if it is the receiving query in the navigation block.

    • When time selections are implicitly transferred, only the selections from superordinate time characteristics are passed to subordinate time characteristics.

    Other possible relationships that can be mapped:

    • Attribute restrictions are mapped to the master characteristic.

    • Restrictions to navigation attributes are also mapped to characteristics that bear master data, and restrictions to characteristics are also applied to navigation attributes if these are present in the receiver.


      The sender contains the characteristic City in the drilldown, and the receiver contains the corresponding navigation attribute Zip Code. The restriction of City to the zip code is applied and passed to the navigation attribute Zip Code in the receiver.

    • Referencing characteristics are mapped to the basic characteristic.

  • When jumping to another system, note that the mapping rules are created in the target system. Make sure that all the InfoObjects with implicit mapping rules from the sending query also exist in the target system. Otherwise the jump will not work.

There are some special features when handling the different receivers.

More information: Recipients