Creating a QuickView by Using QuickViewer
Creating a QuickView by using the QuickViewer tool is simple. You just follow these steps:
Like the SAP Query tool, QuickViewer can be run in two modes: Basis (standard) and Layout (graphical) mode. In Basis mode, the system automatically renders the report from specified parameters, and in Layout mode, a user can tweak the report's interface via a visual tool that allows dragging and dropping. As with the SAP Query tool, it is easier to work with the QuickViewer in Basis mode.
Navigate to the main screen of the SAP R/3 QuickViewer by using transaction SQVI (see Figure 20.1). (You can also open the QuickViewer's main screen by clicking the QuickViewer button on the main screen of the SAP Query tool or by choosing an application-specific role from the Easy Access menu.)
Figure 20.1. The main screen of the QuickViewer reporting tool looks very similar to the main screen of the SAP Query tool.
On the main screen, enter a name for your QuickView (for example, QUICKVIEW_1) and then click the Create button. A dialog box appears, asking you to select your data source (see Figure 20.2).
Figure 20.2. The selection of a data source at design time mirrors the process of creating a data source during configuration.
On the Create QuickView: Choose Data Source dialog box, insert a title (for example, Sample QuickView) and, if desired, insert comments (for example, the date it was created).
Identify where your data is coming from by selecting an option in the Data Source field (for example, a logical database). When you select a data source, the bottom of the screen changes to show suboptions specific to the data source (for example, a specific logical database). For this example, enter the logical database Flight Scheduling System (f1S).
At the bottom of the dialog box, choose to create the QuickView in Basis mode. When you are done making entries and selections in this dialog, click the green arrow Enter button.
Select the first tab on the main screen, the List Fld. Select tab, which lists the output fields. Select any fields on the right side of the screen, listed in the Available Fields grouping, by selecting the gray keys to the left of the field names, and then click the left-pointing single-arrow button between the two groupings. To move all fields in the data source so that they will be included in your report output, click the left-pointing double-arrow button (see Figure 20.3).
Figure 20.3. You indicate what fields you want to be output in your QuickView by using the Fields in List column section of the main screen.
Select the second tab, Sort Sequence, to dictate the sort order for the selected fields (see Figure 20.4). Indicate a desired order by selecting fields on the right side of the screen, in the Available Fields grouping, and then click the left-pointing single-arrow button between the two groupings. The selected fields appear in the Fields in List column, in the order in which they were selected. Use the radio buttons to the left of the fields to specify that you want the field to be sorted in ascending or descending order.
Figure 20.4. You can sort in ascending or descending order.
Select the third tab, Selection Fields, to indicate what fields to include on the QuickView's selection screen upon execution (see Figure 20.5). (Note that some fields already exist, as indicated by a lock icon, based on designations in the logical databasef1S in this caseselected for the QuickView.) Select fields on the right side of the screen, in the Available Fields grouping, and then click the left-pointing single-arrow button between the two groupings. The selected fields appear in the Selection Fields column. For example, Figure 20.5 shows that the Flight Class field has been added.
Figure 20.5. You can add fields to the selection screen to specify particular data upon execution.
Select the fourth tab, Data Source, to confirm that the QuickViewer is using the correct data source for this QuickView (see Figure 20.6).
Figure 20.6. You can display the details of your data source by clicking the Display button.
Note in the middle of the screen that you have different export options for the QuickView. SAP List Viewer is the default, but you can select a different option from the Export As drop-down box.
Click the Execute button on the Application toolbar to view the report's selection screen. If needed, further specify your selections on the selection screen.
Click the Execute button to see your completed QuickView, which should look similar to the QuickView shown in Figure 20.7.
Figure 20.7. The QuickView output looks similar to the output of an SAP query.