A Step-by-Step on SAP Report Painter

By Bonnie Conrad

Get the custom reports you need in SAP.
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The Report Painter feature of SAP software provides a user-friendly way for users to create the custom reports they need. Once those reports are in place, users can run them any time they wish and get up to date information they can in turn use to make decisions and build their businesses. With Report Painter, users can also create custom headers and settings that can then be applied to each new report.

Step 1

Log on to the computer or terminal where the SAP software is installed. Open SAP and go to the Report Painter function.

Step 2

Go to "Report Writer" and choose "Library." Choose "Create" to create a new Report Painter library and set its options.

Step 3

Enter a name for your library and choose the table name you want to use. Choose "Header" to create a custom header in the library. Enter the header information that you want to include. Add any other features you want to include in the library, then click "Library" and "Save."

Step 4

Go back to the Report Painter section and choose the library you just created. Select a standard layout for your report from the list of available report templates.

Step 5

Choose your row and column model from the list of options. Those row and column models allow you to define how the rows and columns are displayed in your finished report.

Step 6

Choose the columns and rows that you want to include in your Report Painter report. Click each row and column to select it.

Step 7

Assign the report to a report group. Grouping like reports together makes them easy to find and allows you to generate those reports more quickly. Generate and execute the report group to see the results in Report Painter.