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This function allows you to use SAP graphics to display the information in your list.


You have executed a query and chosen ABAP List as the display format.


In contrast to the other interactive functions for processing lists further, the Graphics function displays only a section from a column in the sublist and not the entire sublist itself. This column has to contain numeric values.


Note the following when you activate the Graphics function:

  • The function then processes the value together with all the subsequent values in the same column. Position the cursor in the sublist over the column containing the values that you want to display as a graphic.

  • Note that SAP graphics are able to display only a limited number of values (between 6 and 32). Since the cursor position determines the first value to be processed, place the cursor directly on that value. Position the cursor over the value that you want to appear first in the graphic. All the other values are the values that follow this value in the column.


    If you do not position the cursor in this way, the system selects a start value somewhere near the cursor position. For this reason, you should always place the cursor so that you make clear which values you want to display in graphic format.

In the query definition, you specify the type of graphic that you want to use (see Graphics). In the query definition it is possible to specify that the number of values to be displayed should be decided at runtime.

When you use the Graphic function, a dialog box opens, in which you specify all the information for the graphic dynamically during the runtime (type of graphic, text and color display, or number of values displayed). The options that you chose in the query definition are used as default values.


If you want display QuickView data graphically, you enter the appropriate graphical specifications at runtime.

You also have the option of displaying a residual value as a graphic. This residual value is the sum of all the values in the selected column that were not chosen to be displayed in the graphic. A maximum of 32 values can be displayed in the graphic. If you want to display the residual value as well, then the maximum number of individual values you can select is 31.


If you call the Graphics function from the table display ( Display as Table) the handling is different to that in the list display. To pass a sequence of values for display in graphic format, you must first select the column from which the numeric values for graphical display are to be taken. You then select all the lines from which the values for graphical display are to be taken. Remember that you can only select up to 32 lines.