If it becomes necessary to write ABAP code to create your reports, then consider using the
ABAP List Viewer (ALV) to simplify your development. Available in the R/3 System since
Release 3.1, the ABAP List Viewer supports many of the standard R/3 reports. The ALV
provides additional program code you can quickly add to any custom report for any SAP
Many reports developed for Release 4.0 (and later) utilize the ABAP List Viewer.
Additionally, many older standard R/3 reports (and reporting tools) have been modified to
include the ABAP List Viewer....