Specify Report Currency

In this IMG activity, you determine the report currency.

The report currency can be stored as a default or as a user-specific setting. The default setting applies to all users without user-specific settings.

With the report currency, you determine the currency in which Report Painter reports or planning overviews appear and how the currency is translated.

The settings apply within Overhead Cost Controlling (except for Cost and Revenue Element Accounting) to all planning overviews as well as to Report Painter reports with key figures "costs", "secondary costs", "actual costs" and "variable costs" in which the currency is not explicitly predefined. The settings are valid, regardless in which component the report currency was specified.

Reports can appear in:

If you enter a target currency, enter the reference currency for currency translation. The reference currency can be controlling area currency, object currency, or transaction currency. In addition, specify whether translation takes place on the current exchange rate date or on a given date, and enter the desired exchange rate type. The exchange rate type helps distinguish, for example, between bank buying rates, bank selling rates, and average rates.


Complete the IMG activity Currencies in the Implementation Guide under "Global Settings".


Make default settings

1. If you want to create or change the default settings, you do not have to enter a user. Choose "Execute".
2. Choose "Change Standard".
3. Make your entries and exit from the dialog box with "Confirm".
4. Save your entries.

Make settings for one, several or all users

1. If you want to create or change the settings for one or more users, enter the corresponding user or users.
To enter several users, choose "Multiple selection".
Via "Multiple selection", you receive a list of all users.
Mark the users you want to edit and exit from the dialog box with "Copy" .
The settings of all selected users can now be edited.
If you want to edit the settings for all users with user-specific settings, you have to enter "*". A list of all users with user-specific settings is displayed.
2. Choose "Execute".
3. If you have selected users without any settings, you can transfer the settings from the default settings. To do so, answer with "Yes".
If you want to enter new settings, answer with "No".
4. To create new user settings, proceed as follows:
Choose "Create" and enter the name of the user.
Mark the existing user. Coose "Copy" and enter the name of the new user.
Choose "Copy from standard" and enter the name of the user.
5. To change user settings, proceed as follows:
Double-click the relevant line.
Mark the relevant lines and double-click one line. In the dialog box, you can display the settings for the selected users one after the other by choosing "Previous user" or "Next user".
Mark the relevant users.
You can select all users, for example, with "Select all".
Position the cursor on a line in the column you want to change and choose "Multiple replace".
Upon fiscal year change, for example, you changed a cost element group and you would like to store the new group as a selection criterion in all users, who have used the old cost element group up to now.
Mark the column to which you want to apply the filter by clicking on the header.
Choose "Set filter".
Enter the filter criteria and choose "Copy". Only the users who fulfill the filter criteria are displayed.
Choose "Select all".
Position the cursor on a line in the column you want to change and choose "Multiple replace".
6. Enter the required settings and exit from the dialog box with "Copy".
7. Save your entries.

Notes on transporting

To transport the default settings, choose "Default settings -> Transport

To transport the settings for individual users, mark the corresponding users and choose "User settings -> Transport".

Further notes

For list editing use the functions of the ABAP List Viewer. You can find information on the functions of the ABAP List Viewer in the R/3 library under "Controlling -> Cost Center Accounting -> Cost Center Accounting Information System -> ABAP List Viewer".