This function lets you determine the order in which the drilldown characteristics will appear in the navigation block of the executed report. This determines the order in which you drill down by double-clicking on rows with the mouse. You can define a different order for the online display (menu Navigate ® Sort characteristics) and for printing (menu Report ® Print setup ® Drilldown + detail ® Mass print settings).
Note that characteristics for which you specified a characteristic value in the report definition are always displayed at the beginning of the list and cannot be sorted. Likewise, those characteristics through which you have already drilled down in the report also cannot be sorted. You can change the latter, however, by returning to the initial list and then choosing Sort characteristics.
Characteristics not needed in the drilldown report should be deleted to improve performance. Likewise, only the most necessary characteristics should be active for printing, otherwise unnecessary subtotals are printed.