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 Relevance Indicator


The Relevant indicator specifies in the usage the identifiers and value assignments that had relevant changes made to them.

You can specify in the generation variant that the relevant changes against previously generated reports are marked on newly generated reports. The relevance indicator also influences the version numbering of a subsequently generated report.

In a specification reference or inheritance relationship, you can use the Relevant indicator to control whether, when reference specifications and inheritance relationships are switched or inserted, the values that the system outputs on the report because of this relationship are considered to be relevant changes and are marked as such.


The relevance indicator is taken into account for manually and automatically generated reports and has the following functions:

Change Marks

Relevant identifier or value assignment changes are marked in the margin of a subsequently generated report when it is printed out if you have set the Change Marks indicator in the generation variant.

Versioning s

Report bodies that result from a relevant data change have the Relevant indicator in their header. This serves as a proposed value when assigning versions to reports. You can manually deselect the indicator in the report header if required.

In general, relevant changes lead to a new main version and nonrelevant changes to a new sub-version. New main versions are automatically shipped subsequently by report shipping and report export in accordance with the legal requirements.

The SAP system automatically deselects the relevance indicator if the value assignment or the identifier is changed again. You must set the indicator manually again if required.

The system determines the change to a data record with the accuracy of one day. The determination of the relevance and the change marks are therefore also accurate to one day. For more information, see the documentation for the report definition component under Change Marking .