An archive reporting environment was developed for user-defined ledgers in Release 4.0A.
You now have the option of generating summary, actual line item, and plan line item reports (ABAPs) that read data from the database or from the archive.
Summary reports are connected to their line item reports and allow you to drilldown on line items whether or not the corresponding line items are in the archive or the database.
The generated ABAPs exist automatically in archiving Customizing and can also be executed in the archive reporting environment (online or in the background).
The connection from the Report Writer and Report Painter tool to the archive is integrated by the Customizing transaction for FI-SL archiving:
Report Writer and Report Painter reports are entered in an archive Customizing table for the FI-SL archiving object and can then be executed directly in the archive reporting environment (online or in the background) for FI-SL archives.