Senior Vice-President of HCM Solutions Danielle Larocca has worked in the SAP HCM space for over 20 years. An SAP Mentor and featured speaker at numerous conferences, Danielle has authored four best-selling books on SAP, is the Technical Editor for the SAP Professional Journal, and often the Voice of the Expert on SAPInsider’s Ask the Expert series for HR.
SAP comes pre-delivered with a handful of reporting utilities including the query-based reporting utilities, SAP Query and Ad Hoc Query (InfoSet Query). There is also a utility called SAP QuickViewer (Transaction Code SQVI) that is available for quick data retrieval.
Following my last blog - Fixing duplicate line reporting in SAP HCM - I received an inquiry about QuickViewer, so I wanted to share a blog note on it.
One of the key advantages of QuickViewer reporting is the ability to dynamically specify the data source to be used. QuickViewer allows you to choose any one of the following sources as you are creating your report:
Below are the instructions for creating a QuickView using a logical database, the most efficient and secure option available to you. Since the steps for using a table as the data source are almost identical, instead of repeating them, I will simply highlight the differences as we walk through the example.
QuickViews are designed for single user use and one-time lookups. You can however convert your QuickViews to SAP Query reports. This will allow you to take advantage of its sophisticated formatting, subtotaling, and calculation capabilities, as well as the ability to share them with other users, without having to re-create the report from scratch.
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