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List with master data on the sales order and associated key figures in Product Cost by Sales Order. This report belongs to the report category object list.

You use sales order selection to analyze sales order items that carry costs and revenues. You select these sales order items according to various criteria. The sales order items with costs and revenues that meet the selection criteria are shown in user-definable results lists. From an order in the results list, you can go to the detailed reports.

The following criteria are available in the standard system to limit the selection of the sales orders:

(key figures are only taken from data within the specified posting periods)

See also:

Selection Parameters for Sales Order Selection.

The sales order selection is available for the following sales documents:

Sales order selection is not summarized analysis and is not based on classification. It mainly serves to answer ad-hoc questions that arise in Product Cost by Sales Order. The key figures determined are taken from the data with original cost element. The key figures are not in saved form, so you may experience long runtimes with mass data analysis of large results lists.

Notes on Performance

To reduce runtimes during report data formatting, you can use extracts. An extract is a saved dataset containing the report data selected at the time the extract was generated.

The following standard analyses with adapted selection screen are available:

You may create your own selection screen based on other requirements. To do this, define your own selection variant that determines the structure of the selection screen.

Sales Order List

The list with the selected sales orders consists of characteristics and key figures.

The data is displayed with the ABAP List Viewer. You can adapt the format of the results list to your individual needs by selecting the characteristics and key figures that you are most interested in. Create a layout and save it.

You can alter the sales order list interactively by choosing a different layout.

You can also switch between the following views within the sales order list:

Depending on the view of the sales order list, only characteristics and key figures of the order header or order item can be selected:




Sales document items



Sales documents and item



Sales documents



Note that in a report for header and item data you can only summarize on characteristics of the sales order header. Note that the data displayed on the sales document header level is obtained from aggregation of only those items that carry costs and revenues. This data is calculated at the time the report is called up and is not saved.

Use the following interactive features to analyze your results list:


Subtotals on long results lists may require long runtimes to calculate.

Possible Key Figures for the Results List of Sales Order Selection


The following characteristics are available for the sales document header:

The following characteristics are available for the sales document item:

Key Figures

In the R/3 System, the account assignment object can only be the sales document item, and not the sales document. This means that values such as actual costs and actual revenues, planned costs and planned revenues, and results analysis data are only on sales document items that are relevant to account assignment. This report first dynamically summarizes the key figures to the sales document items, and then dynamically summarizes this data to the sales document header. Note that these key figures are not saved and must be built up from the data again each time the report is accessed.

The following field groups with key figures are available for the sales document header and sales document items:

The field group general key figures contains:

The field group results analysis contains:

The field group comparison key figures contains:


Exceptions are used to display traffic light symbols (red/yellow/green) at objects whose variances exceed a predefined threshold. You specify the reference for the threshold values by choosing a rule basis (such as actual costs absolute). The percentage or absolute threshold values you specify tell the system by how much the reference value must be exceeded before it displays a traffic light symbol on the material.

In sales order lists that display the sales document headers, an exception is set for the sales document header if at least one item fulfills the exception rule.


From the results list of the sales order selection you can call up detailed reports with original cost elements for any sales order item. The reports available are offered in a dialog box.

The following jumps to detailed reports are possible:

See also:

Structure link Product Cost by Sales Order

Structure link Sales Order Item That Carries Costs and Revenues

Structure link Results Analysis

For more information on creating selection variants, see:

Creating Selection Variants

For more information on creating your own display variants, see Creating Display Variants.

For information on using extracts, see Using Extracts.

For information on navigation and formatting functions, see the documentation ABAP List Viewer.

See the following for general information on performance:

Structure link Performance in Product Cost Controlling

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