The Options Available on the QuickViewer Screen


The Options Available on the QuickViewer Screen

The QuickViewer reporting tool provides a number of options on its four tabs.

The first tab in the QuickViewer, Output Fields, lists all the fields that will be included in your QuickView output. This tab has 10 buttons; their functions are described in Table 20.1.

Table 20.1. Buttons on the Output Fields Tab of the QuickViewer

Button

Button Name

Description

 

Select All

Selects all fields within the section

Deselect All

Unselects all fields within the section

Next Value

Moves the selected field up, in order

Previous Value

Moves the selected field down, in order

Insert line

Inserts a line at the selected field

Delete Line

Deletes the inserted line

Ascending Sort

Sorts the data listed in alphabetical ascending order

Descending Sort

Sorts the data listed in alphabetical descending order

Find

Searches through the Available Fields column for any data indicated in the search dialog box

Find Next

Searches through the Available Fields column for the next instance of data indicated in the search dialog box




Modifying a QuickView

After you create a QuickView, only you have access to it, because it is user-dependent (unless you convert it to an SAP query). However, you can return to an existing QuickView and make changes by following these steps:

1.

Navigate to the main screen of the SAP R/3 QuickViewer by using transaction SQVI. (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.)

2.

Select an existing QuickView from the list (or type in its name) and then click the Change button. The QuickViewer: Initial screen appears.

3.

Make any required changes to the QuickView.

4.

Save your changes by clicking the Save button on the Application toolbar.



Using QuickViewer in Layout Mode

As mentioned earlier in this chapter, you can use the QuickViewer in Basis or Layout mode. Layout mode provides a graphical representation of the QuickView. To see a QuickView in Layout mode, follow these steps:

1.

Navigate to the main screen of the SAP R/3 QuickViewer by using transaction SQVI. (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.)

2.

Select an existing QuickView from the list (or type in its name) and then click the Change button. The QuickView main screen appears.

3.

Select Goto, Layout Mode (or press F5). The screen displays graphically, as shown in Figure 20.8.

Figure 20.8. The QuickView output looks similar to the output of the SAP Query tool when displayed in Layout mode.




Converting a QuickView to a SAP Query

As mentioned earlier in this chapter, QuickViews are user-dependent, and other users cannot use them. If you have created a QuickView and you want to share it with others or add to it functionality that is not supported by QuickView, you can convert the QuickView to an SAP query. To do so, follow these steps:

Note

To convert a QuickView into an SAP query, you first choose a query group that you are assigned to and that you will want to assign your query to. If the QuickView you want to convert is based on an InfoSet, that InfoSet must be assigned to your query group. See Chapter 2, "One-Time Configuration for Query Tool Use," for more information.


1.

Navigate to the main screen of the SAP R/3 Query tool by using transaction SQ01.

2.

Select Query, Convert QuickView. A Convert QuickView dialog box, like the one shown in Figure 20.9, appears. The very first alphabetical QuickView you have created appears in this dialog, as does your username.

Figure 20.9. All the QuickViews you have created are listed in the QuickView drop-down box.


3.

Click the green check mark Enter button. New fields appear on the dialog box (see Figure 20.10). Enter a name for your SAP query. Your assigned query group is listed here as the default query group.

Figure 20.10. You must input a name for your converted QuickView and declare an InfoSet.


4.

If the QuickView you want to convert was created using a logical database, a table, or a table join, input your choice for the InfoSet. The InfoSet is then generated automatically. Recall from Chapter 2 that the SAP Query tool's functionality is based on InfoSets. To be able to proceed in the SAP Query tool, you must define an InfoSet (data source) for this query.

5.

Click the green check mark Enter button. Your QuickView is now in your list of SAP queries.