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2280588 - How to find out if a Table report is using a BIRT Template?


How do I know if a Table report is using a BIRT template?

This document will provide some examples on how you can identify a Table report with BIRT Template and provide some comparison with the same report without one.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Table Reports
  • BIRT


There may be many different ways to understand if a Table report with BIRT Template like the layout, result, columns content, format etc.

  1. The easiest way is to check if a BIRT Template is uploaded to the Table report via Edit > Data Sets drop down: 

    Ad Hoc with BIRT template.jpg

  2. Table report without BIRT template should look like this:

    Ad Hoc without BIRT template.jpg

  3. You can also figure it out from the layout of the Table report result (with BIRT Template):

    Ad Hoc result with BIRT template.jpg

  4. Table report result without BIRT template should look like this (without BIRT template):

    Ad Hoc result without BIRT template.jpg

  5. If the Table report result contains charts is also a clear sign that a BIRT Template was used:

    Ad Hoc result with chart BIRT template.jpg 


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