Parameters for the Standard Layout 

The standard layout provides a default value for all the layout parameters that you can change.

When creating the standard layout you can overwrite the default parameter values on the following tab pages:

The page format parameter values determine the layout of a report when it is output. Page control (to determine if you can change the layout parameters in the report output and if you want to print the selection log at the end of a report). For Margins you can define parameters for the top, bottom, right and left margins and in Print sequence you can choose between printing by column or by row. With Color settings you can specify that the standard SAP colors be used for the report output.

With Summation level you define the level of detail to be used for the row totals. With Totals item you specify where the totals are to be output, for example above or below the detailed report results. For Treatment of zero rows you define whether zero rows are to be printed or hidden, or whether you want to use form printout. You can also mark totals and suppress duplicated totals.

You can deactivate +/- sign editing, or activate it for all columns or for a certain column.

With these layout parameters you define the content of the lead column (description, key and description, characteristic name and key, key). You can also determine the text type that is to be used for the row text in the lead column. You can choose between short text, long text, or a text that is proposed automatically by the system. If there is no short text in the master data, the system uses the corresponding long text.

With Indentation you can specify the number of spaces the lead column is to be indented by.

In the group box Lead column you can define the width and position of the lead column.

In the group box Miscellaneous you can activate the underscoring of the text and the repetition of the lead column.

Totals position (to determine if totals columns are positioned to the left or right of the columns containing the corresponding detail values).

In the group box Column break character you specify the type of column break character to be used. In the group box Treatment of zero columns you can select that the zero columns be suppressed. In the group box Layout you define the column width and the right margin.

With these layout parameters you define the Content and Orientation (left-justified, centered, right-justified) of the column headings. In the group box Miscellaneous you can define that the column break character be underlined.

With these layout parameters you define how the numerical format is to be displayed. You can determine the number of decimal places and the scaling, as well as make specifications concerning the +/- sign and the units. You can also specify how the zero values and undeterminable values are to be displayed.

Undeterminable values appear in a report when values with different currency units or units of measure are totaled. You can display these values in your report with a space or using a symbol.

With these parameters you can assign different values for decimal display, +/- sign and date to different languages. With Other languages you can switch to another language to enter the language-dependent parameters. When you execute the reports report group, the Report Writer uses the value of the logon language.

With these parameters you determine the graphic type that you want to use. The color palette determines the color palette that is to be used for the business graphic. For more information on calling the report graphics from the executed report, see calling report graphics.

For more information, see creating a standard layout.