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1566129 - Not all input parameter fields are available from Crystal Reports when reporting off an ABAP function

Symptom

Not all parameter fields are available in Crystal Reports (CR)

Environment

  • CR 2008
  • SAP Integration Kit for Business Objects Enterprise 3.1
  • SAP ECC 6.0

Reproducing the Issue

  • Create an ABAP function module which contains value type SY-DATUM such as:

VALUE(IV_DATE) TYPE  SY-DATUM

  • From CR, create new report using 'SAP Table, Cluster or Functions'

Cause

System fields such as 'SY-*' are supported using the ‘LIKE’ clause instead of the ‘TYPE’ clause

Resolution

  • Replace the 'TYPE' clause with the 'LIKE' clause as below:

VALUE(IV_DATE) LIKE  SY-DATUM

  • 'LIKE' should be used with system fields 'Sy-*'
  • 'TYPE' should be used with data types 'Syst-*'

Keywords

KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or BusinessViews Manager , Problem

Product

Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2011 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2013 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2016