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2921349 - How Does Reporting Works in Business ByDesign


This KBA provides an overview for the Reports scenario within SAP Business ByDesign.


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SAP Business ByDesign delivers predefined content for reports that are defined in your scope. Reports can also be defined by administrators for business users. The Reports view is a central access point to reports associated with a work center.

Reports can be access from most work centers.

Using Sales Orders work center for example.

  1. Go to the Sales Orders work center.
  2. Select List subview under the Reports view.
  3. List view will display the available reports for the Sales Order work center. For example, Sales Order Volume report.
  4. Open the report, you are in the report Selection section. You may set selection as per the request here, click Apply button to run the report. The result then shows in the content area in the middle.
  5. Click Additional Filters icon to add more available fields into selection. Click Apply again to refresh the report. Click Save icon to save the selection. It will be saved in the Selection list for quick access.
  6. In the View section, you are able to select which fields or Key Figures to be shown in the report.  Click More icon besides the row field to find more settings on characteristic level. Click + incon to add more fields or key figures. Drag the fields or key figures to adjust the display order. You can save the view by clicking Save icon. Or swith to a difference view by selection a view from the view list on the report top.
  7. If you have advanced settings in the report, you can try the Configure option on the right top. 
  8. You are able to send the report via E-Mail or download it in CSV or XML format for further usage.

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Types of Objects in Analytics

Data Source

Data sources are associated with a specified access context or can be unrestricted.

Key Figure

A field according to which values are selected. Key figures are data items with numeric values and have an associated unit of measure or currency assigned. Some examples are pipeline value, Invoice Net Value, Purchase Order Quantity or tickets in queue.


A field according to which values are selected. Characteristics are alphanumeric, numeric, or text values. Examples include Product ID, Supplier, and Purchase Order Status. Variables are often associated with specified characteristics. Variables restrict characteristics to one or more specified value selections.


A compilation of data for analysis. Reports show values derived from key figures and characteristics in data sources, key figure structures, and key figure grids.

See Also

Reports View

Overview of Analytics

Working with Reports Using the Report Wizard

2659611 Sales Order Employee Responsible Reported as Not Assigned

2724953 In Preparation Sales Order Missing in the Report

1823336 Payment Term field is Unavailable in the Sales Order Volume Report

1817278 The Invoice Date is Different on the Sales Volume Report and on the Sales Order.

2657293 Sales Order Volume Report Shows Incorrect Values For Project Sales Orders

1945179 How System Defines the Posting Date on Sales Order and Sales Order Volume Report

2803034 You Can't Find Key Figure "Quantity" and "Net Value" when Download Data Source in CSV format for Report "Sales Order Analysis".

2727105 Customer Contract Volume Report Shows no Value for Fulfilled Quantity

1757249 Sales Volume Report Show Incorrect Data

2373775 Wrong Net Value in the Data Source Sales Order Item

2861116 The Product ID is displayed in the reports and data sources of sales documents is not the expected one.

2711194 Cannot Find Any Report Showing Surcharge Applied in the Customer Invoices

2801597 Net Value Different Between the Reports Invoice Volume and Sales Targets for Incoming and Invoiced Orders (Manager)

2006845 Item Pricing Information Not Available In Reports

1982397 Contract not shown on the Customer Contract Volume report

2766602 Report Customer Contract Statistics Does Not Show All Contracts

2727105 Customer Contract Volume Report Shows no Value for Fulfilled Quantity

2040886 Report Customer Contract Volume Shows the Invoiced Quantities and Values as Zero

2066338 Sales order items with the item type Entitlement - Contract Sale are not Displayed in Report Open Sales Targets for Incoming Orders (Employee).

2850976 Customer Invoice Volume Report Shows Incorrect Quantity

2835402   Net Value in Customer Invoice and Invoice Volume Report Differ for an Item

2718456 Invoice Volume Report Displays an Incorrect Currency for the Invoices

3422792 In Preparation Contracts are not Showing in the Customer Contract Volume report


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