Entering Header Information for a Report Group 

Use

In a report group you can collate reports from one library that use similar data and present this in different ways. The header information of a report group contains information that is valid for the whole report group (such as setting or suppressing the indicator for the regeneration of the report group and the configuration of the report/report interface).

If you define reports for the report/report interface in both the report group header and in the report groups library, the system uses the reports that you have defined specifically for the report group.

Prerequisites

You have reached step 3 of the procedure creating a report group. On the Create Report Group screen you have already chosen Goto ® Header and are on the screen Create Report Group: Header.

Procedure

  1. Enter a short description for the report group. If you have copied an existing report group, the description of this report group is displayed here automatically. You can, however, change it.
  2. In the group box Generation, only set the Not automatic indicator if you do not want the system to display a dialog box, asking you whether you want to regenerate the report group when a report definition or report sets have been changed.

If you set the indicator, a warning is issued when you call the report group that this is not an up-to-date generated report group. Until the report group is regenerated, you can only call it with the definitions valid at the time of the last generation.

Report groups are regenerated automatically after importing Support Packages, after an upgrade or after a release upgrade, even if you have set the Not automatic indicator. The system also automatically regenerates report groups if the programs generated, or the stored definitions and sets, have been deleted.

  1. If you want to require that a user have authorization for creating, displaying, maintaining, executing the report group, enter the name of an authorization group in this field.
  1. In the Report/report interface group box, choose Configure for assigning reports to the library to define receiver reports that you want to call up when you output your report data.

When creating a report group you can define reports for the report/report interface in the report groups library. The reports you enter in the library are valid for all reports that use the same library. If, once you have saved your report group, you define reports for the report/report interface in both the report group header and in the report groups library, the system uses the reports that you have defined specifically for the report group.

You can enter report portfolio reports, drill-down reports, and transactions as receiver reports, as well as Report Writer and Report Painter reports and ABAP programs.

For more information about defining reports for the report/report interface, see Defining Reports for the Report/Report Interface.

You must save your report group definition before you can enter receiver reports for the report/report interface.

You can use the following processing functions on the Create Report Group: Header screen:

Function

Choose

Add reports to the report group

Goto ® Reports

Enter text for the selection screens

Goto ® Texts

Define report group documentation. See defining report documentation

Goto ® Documentation

View the revision history of the report group

Extras ® History...

For utilities see Report Writer Utilities

Utilities

  1. To save the report group, choose Report group ® Save.

Result

You have entered header information for a report group and can now continue with step 4 of the procedure for creating a report group.