Tips and Tricks for Adding Selected Images to Your CO-PA Reports

  • by Gary Fullmer, Solution Architect, MI6 Solutions
  • March 15, 2002
In this month's column, Gary's tip is a step-by-step demonstration of how the graphical interface in the 4.6 B&C release can be used to spiff up CO-PA reports by personally customizing the report headers with the addition of selected pictures, logos, and other images - even web addresses.

Here’s a little trick you can use to spiff up your CO-PA reports by adding selected images to your report headers. SAP’s 4.6 B&C release includes an entirely new reporting format called the graphical interface, which offers much improved navigation within the report, along with a better visual presentation of the data. One of the more interesting and fun features is the ability to personally customize the report headers by the addition of pictures, logos, and other images … even web addresses. In this month’s column, I’ll show you, step by step, how you can add visual interest to a simple CO-PA report.

In Figure 1, you see a simple CO-PA graphical interface report that was designed to display customers and products as the characteristics, and sales revenue and the cost of sales expenses as the key figures. Take a look at the report header. All that’s displayed right now is the report title and date — overall, pretty boring stuff. We can do better!

Gary Fullmer

Gary Fullmer is currently associated with MI6 Solutions as a solution architect. Prior to MI6 Gary recently worked for SAP Labs for 13+ years. While at SAP Labs, he spent his first four years as a CO instructor developing and delivering all CO courses offered in the SAP course catalog. For the next six years, he assumed the role of a FI/CO solution manager, where he focused on interfacing with customers for CO, SEM, and FI solutions. During the remainder of his time with SAP, he worked on SAP General Ledger migration techniques, the SAP IFRS adoption model, and SAP’s enhanced financial closing, and continues to consult on these topics. His educational background includes an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MS from Utah State University, and a BS from Utah State University.

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