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what are reports REPORTS in sap abap

About reports

Reports, in the R/3 system are online programs whose function is to retrieve data from database and display it or print it for the user. An end user often needs some information to look up, depending upon which various management decisions are taken, or to just see business results or simply to continue work. As R/3 is collection of all business applications, it has provided a very powerful feature to satisfy this crucial business need i.e., reports are involved at each and every step of business. This type of extracting, collecting and formatting data that is stored in database is done by REPORT program.

The program that is written to retrieve and display data is REPORT program and the data that is displayed on the screen when you execute the program is called as LIST (output of the report).

SAP has provided thousands of preprogrammed reports. User just selects a menu option or just one click here and there, displays the report. Often user is unaware that by clicking one button he is executing a complicated report program, which is actually accessing database and then displaying the result. An end user might not feel the necessity of writing a REPORT program but a developer has to develop a report manually using the functions and facilities provided by the R/3 system. How to develop a report using these facilities, is the purpose of this section.

When you display data, you need to display the data, user needs. For example, user wants to see the all the employee, who has joined after 12th December 1997. In this case user has to pass this information, to the system, that he needs only those employee records where joining data is greater than 12th December 1997. For user, it is passing information to the system but for the system it is input from the user. System takes input from the user before it retrieves the data from the database. This is very common requirement of any report as the need of any business is to display data, which is required by user.

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