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2718434 - Is it possible to open an invoice in PDF format directly from a report?


You would like to be able to open the desired Invoice in PDF format directly from a report.

Business scenario: When a customer invoice is created a PDF document is generated that pulls data from the invoice and the form template. We want to be able to make these Invoice PDF link-able from reports. For example, if you run the Invoice Volume report in the Customer Invoicing work center, you can go directly to any invoice by clicking on the invoice ID in the report results. Similarly, we would like a field that can be added to the report where clicking on the result will link directly to the PDF that corresponds to that invoice.


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With the current releases is not possible to open any document in PDF format directly from a report.

You can open a document in PDF format (Invoice in this case) from the Output History tab as following:

  1. Open the desired report. For example, Invoice Volume and display the Invoice characteristic on the report.
  2. Click on the Invoice ID/Description and choose View Invoice.
  3. From the Invoice select View All then Output History tab where you can then open the PDF Invoice document.

If you need this functionality urgently you may contact your implementation manager to help with such request or approach directly t he Service Center to check if such request is feasible.
You can find more details about the services offered by Cloud Service Center on . You can contact Cloud Service Center as follows:

  1. If you are a partner: please use or the Partnerfinder
  2. If you are a customer: please use the little blue box “Contact Us” shown on the very right hand side of, choose “Contact Us”, choose “Services”, choose “SAP Custom Development” and complete the page

Note: The services of the SAP Cloud Service Center will be charged as packaged services based on fixed prices.

An alternative option may be to check the SAP Business ByDesign Ideas Forum to submit an idea:

You may also use the SAP Business ByDesign forums, available at: for questions of this nature.


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