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Custom Analytical Queries


Setup Custom Analytical Queries for use.

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In this tutorial you will learn how to setup Custom Analytical Queries for use. This section deals with creating, deleting and modifying queries. The creation of Restricted Measures will take part in this example.


Custom Analytical Queries is a tool used for reporting and analysis.
Raw data from business documents are getting converted into a meaningful grid.
By using Custom Analytical Queries you do not need to understand the technical details.

Step 1: Open Custom Analytical Queries Application

Start the Custom Analytical Queries Application by selecting the corresponding tile in the SAP Fiori Launchpad.

start Custom CDS View App
Step 2: Create Query

Choose New (1) to create a new query. Enter the query name (2): CostCenterCostQuery.

Choose the data view (3) + (4) I_GLACCOUNTLINEITEMCUBE. Press OK (5) to create the query.

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Step 3: Specify Label

On the General tab, you can specify the label.

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Step 4: Select Fields

Switch now to the Field Selection tab.

Select all following fields of the Data View, so that they can be copied to the query:
- Amount in CC Crcy
- Controlling Area
- Cost Center
- Fiscal Year
- Fiscal Year Variant
- Cost Object
- Transaction Currency
- Fiscal Period

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Step 5: Select Display Tab

Switch now to the Display tab. The Display icon indicates, whether a column is shown in
the report. The Filter icon indicates, whether a fixed value filter is defined for this field.

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Step 6: Change Attributes

By Selecting the field Controlling Area (1) you are able to change the attributes of this field:

  • define the label as Key Controlling Area (2)
  • change the display status (3)
  • you can choose to hide/show the aggregated results (4)
    when the query is executed in the design studio
  • and so on (5).
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Step 7: Move Fields

Field types are symbolized by different icons as:
- measure (1)
- dimension (2).

Click Move Up/Down (3) to reorder the fields within an across Row/Column/Free
section. Choose Row/Column/Free (4) to quickly move across the sections.

Afterwards you can Save (5) your draft.

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Step 8: Select Filters Tab

Switch to the Filters tab. This section displays the fixed value filters and the user input values for the selected dimension. Change Filters from No Filters to User Input Values.
A dialog will be shown in the design studio to read value from user.

start Custom CDS View App
Step 9: Define Fixed Value Filter

Or define a fixed value filter. The result set upon executing the report will be filtered by the conditions specified here. Add multiple include conditions. A range of values can also be specified.

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Step 10: Add Restricted Measures

Switch back to the Display (1) tab again and press Add to add a new restricted measure.
A popup appears to enter the label and the name (2) of the restricted measure.

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Step 11: Choose Measure

Now choose the measure Restricted Amount to add the restrictions.

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Step 12: Choose Dimension

On the following popup, you can choose a dimension for the restrictions. Choose Fiscal Year.

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Step 13: Display Conditions

You can have multiple include and exclude conditions with value help support.

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Step 14: Define User Input Filter

Define a new User Input Filter for restricted measures (1). Choose on the popup the tab User Input Filters and enter the attributes (2) on the following popup. Click on the new Button (3) to create a new input filter (4) + (5). The dimension is derived from the version.

A new field for user input filter is created.

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Step 15: Save and Publish Draft

The : signifies the usage of a user input filter.
While executing the query, the value for pt_version is read from user and entered into the
query. The user input filter can be used at any other location in the query for Version fields.

Now Save and Publish your draft.

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Next Steps


The Business user requires the Role SAP_BCR_CA_ANA_AQD_PC to access the Query Designer.

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