Generate System-Entered Variables to Improve SAP NetWeaver BW Reporting with ABAP

  • by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP
  • March 6, 2013

Download ABAP code that will help improve SAP NetWeaver BW reporting by generating system-entered variables.

Many reports can use system-entered variables, in which the user is not prompted for the value. The system determines the value in the background. Either SAP delivers these variables (e.g., current month) or developers create them on a custom basis. For the latter, a user exit is available for ABAP code. The ABAP code is run at query execution time and is used to determine the variable values for this one query run by a specific user at a specific time. Your ABAP code, entered under the user exit shown in Figure 7 from the original article (and shown below), can perform look-ups or other complex logic. The logic determines the values without asking the user to input them.

Ned Falk

Ned Falk is a senior education consultant at SAP. In prior positions, he implemented many ERP solutions, including SAP R/3. While at SAP, he initially focused on logistics. Now he focuses on SAP HANA, SAP BW (formerly SAP NetWeaver BW), SAP CRM, and the integration of SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects tools. You can meet him in person when he teaches SAP HANA, SAP BW, or SAP CRM classes from the Atlanta SAP office, or in a virtual training class over the web. If you need an SAP education plan for SAP HANA, SAP BW, BusinessObjects, or SAP CRM, you may contact Ned via email.

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