Maintain Report Parameters for Product Cost Planning

Here you establish the report parameters for reporting in Product Cost Planning.

You create a report tree. A report tree is a hierarchy of all reports for a particular application component.
The standard system provides one report tree for each application component, which contains all reports in that area. If you want to use this tree, you must import it from client 0 into the client in which you work.
You can create your own report tree or modify an existing tree.
You can make comparisons between different report trees. For example, when you install a new release you can compare the original SAP tree in client 0 with the tree in your application client and, if it differs, reimport it.
If you access the Product Cost Controlling Information System from the main menu through the general information system, you first see the report tree you assigned. If you deactivate the report tree in Customizing, the reports will be shown in a list rather than in a tree structure. These are the reports that are in your report list.
If you are using the standard report trees, you don't need to check the report list. However, if you add reports to your report tree, you must also add them to the report list. All the reports that you use in your report trees should also be in your report list.
If you access a report from within another report, you can only select from the reports that are in the report list.
Setting the indicator "Parameters" in the report list allows you to control whether the input parameters of a report are shown when the report is accessed.
The indicator RWSelScn controls whether the standard report selection interface or the Report Writer request screen appears when you access a report.
Group list
Here you enter cost element group and cost component groups that you want to use in your reports. These groups determine the row structure of your reports. The standard system provides a cost element group (7K-KSTAR-ALL) and a cost component group. (7-R-ELEMT-AL). You only need to add further entries to the group list when you need a special row structure in your reports (such as when you need to see subtotals). If you use the groups in the standard system, the rows of your reports show all cost elements and cost components, and a sum of all rows.
The group at the highest position used automatically when a report is accessed, but in the report you can select different cost elements as needed.
By setting the appropriate indicator, you can have the cost element group or cost component group displayed when the report is accessed. If this indicator is not set, the cost element group or cost component group will not be shown when a report is accessed.


1. If you want to add your own master data groups to your group list, you must first create them. You maintain cost element groups in the application menu of cost and revenue element accounting, you maintain cost component groups under the menu option Maintain Cost Component Group for Report Writer in Customizing for the information system for Product Cost Planning.


Use the standard tree as a template to create a report tree that meets your particular requirements.

Further notes

For more information on report trees, call up the online manual under the menu option Utilities when displaying the report tree from the application menu.

For information on defining your own reports, see the following documentation: Information System