About the Report Component #
The Report component enables data extraction from most standard and custom ABAP reports and SAP transactions. In general report extraction is possible if the report returns a table-like structure in SAP. This is the case for many Classical or ALV reports such as RLT10010 (Evaluation of Movements per Storage type) or RKEB0601 (Display Line Items).
Note: The Report component requires installation of the custom function module
Z_XTRACT_IS_REMOTE_REPORT in your SAP system. For detailed information, see Install Report Custom Fuction Module.
General Workflow for Creating a Report Extraction #
The following steps describe the most simple workflow for creating a report extraction. Further tweaking may be required, see below.
When creating a new report extraction, start by executing the report in SAP. Know the selections or variants when executing the report. Format the report layout/output in a way that it returns a table-like structure. Save the layout as a variant if possible.
- In the Report component, look up the ABAP report or transaction you want to extract, see Look Up a Report or Transaction.
- Select a variant or manually enter selections in the Selection Screen, see Variants and Selections.
- Detect the report columns automatically. If the columns are detected, column name, width and offset are listed in the columns section, see Define Columns automatically.
- If step 3 returns a single field, the report columns can not be detected automatically. Set the report columns manually, see Define Columns manually.