How to Add Fields to Any Fixed Asset Report

  • by Nathan Genez, Consultant, Serio Consulting
  • September 15, 2002
If your requirements for a custom fixed asset report involve only the addition of fields, then all you need to do is this quick two-step process.

Project teams face a common dilemma when it comes to reporting requirements. Almost always, the system-delivered reports are not exactly what the end user wanted. In some cases, the requested changes require that you create a custom report using Report Painter, SAP Query, or another SAP-delivered reporting tool. But what if the requested change is simply the addition of a few fields? With almost all of the FI standard delivered reports, you cannot change the list output beyond the fields that are delivered in the standard layouts. The one exception to this limitation is in Asset Accounting. With two simple steps, I’ll show you how to add any asset field to the output list of any fixed-asset report.

Step 1
Modify Structure CI_REPRABEST

In this example, you want to add the fields for Plant, Location, Serial Number, Inventory Number, Quantity, and Unit of Measure to the output of the Asset Balance report RABEST_ALV01. To begin, go to the ABAP Dictionary via transaction code SE11. In the Data Type field, enter FIAA_SALVTAB_RABEST and click on the Display button (see Figure 1).

At the screen shown in Figure 2, scroll to the bottom and double-click on the include statement CI_REPRABEST.

Nathan Genez

Nathan Genez is an SAP FI/CO- and SAP BW-certified consultant who has worked with SAP ERP since 1996, with an emphasis on the capital accounting modules: PS, IM, and FI-AA. A former platinum consultant with SAP America, Inc., he has worked with SAP BW since release 1.2B. He is currently a managing partner at Serio Consulting in Houston, Texas.

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