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Author's profile photo Joao Sousa

Enhance purchasing reports with new fields

I work as both a functional and technical consultant and have been faced many times with the requirement to add customer fields to purchasing reports like ME28, ME2L or ME2N.

Adding the last purchase price to ME28 is especially frequent, and in the past (to my shame) I’ve made custom changes to RM06EF00. I’ve also searched for the best way to enhance these reports in SCN and have come across many forum posts where a lot of people validated my old ways.

This is the correct (SAP Sponsored) way to do it, and it’s available from EHP4 onwards.

Many purchasing reports share the BADI ME_CHANGE_OUTTAB_CUS, which takes in dynamic parameters according to the calling report.


There is only one method called FILL_OUTTAB, which takes as input parameter the output structure name in IM_STRUCT_NAME, and the real data in CH_OUTTAB.

The first thing is to declare a field-symbol with the correct structure provided in IM_STRUCT_NAME, and create an IF that validates if the structure is the expected one (remember this BADI runs for various reports with various output structures).


This is the specific example for ME28. All that is left is:

  • Add the custom code inside the IF, which fills the customer fields in <fs_tabrel>;
  • Add the customer fields to the structure in SE11 (in this case MEREP_OUTTAB_PURCHDOC_REL for ME28). Use append structures.

Here is the simple, standard, and clean way to enhance your purchasing reports and at the same time centralize all enhancements in the same BADI.  Happy maintenance and upgrades.

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      Author's profile photo Dibyendu Patra
      Dibyendu Patra

      Nice document...

      Surely it will help me to add a custom field in ME2N report...

      I will implement it in my organization...

      Author's profile photo Mehmet Ozgur Unal
      Mehmet Ozgur Unal

      Hi Joao Sousa,

      It is very helpful and implementable in our life...

      Thanks for sharing..

      Keep it up ..


      M.Ozgur Unal

      Author's profile photo Ravindra Devarapalli
      Ravindra Devarapalli

      Hi ,

      You worked technically also. Ohhh..... great.

      It's very use ful document.



      Author's profile photo PRASOON AK


         We used to refer the BAdI: ME_CHANGE_OUTTAB_CUS to technical team to add new fields to ME2* reports. But never checked how they coded / developed the field. Your document gives that idea too.

         Nice document and thanks for sharing.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member


      Cool, BADI is the correct way. Thanks for sharing.


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Joao,

      this is very helpful information.

      I had done similar thing like you 2 days ago adding Gross Value (EKPO-BRTWR) to one of the Appends of the Structure MEREP_OUTTAB_PURCHDOC.

      The new Field is visible in report Transactions: ME2L/ *M / *N if 'ALV' Scope of List is chosen in the selection screen of a report. It needs to be moved from  Column Set to Displayed Columns and saved as a specific User Layout.

      As Gross Value is an existing Field on SAP standard Table EKPO, no code needs to be done in the related BAdI.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you for yourr sharing.It is very useful!

      Author's profile photo Enio Rafael
      Enio Rafael

      It was very useful for me. Thank you!

      Author's profile photo Nilesh Bhayani
      Nilesh Bhayani

      Very informative.

      Any information on, if a new selection screen parameters needs to be added and data selection needs to happen using the newly added screen field?

      Author's profile photo Jigang Zhang 张吉刚
      Jigang Zhang 张吉刚

      Yes, it's a simple and clean way to achieve such kind of enhancement. Thanks for sharing!

      I did the same for ME2N 

      Author's profile photo André Luis de Sousa Valença
      André Luis de Sousa Valença

      João parabéns me ajudou muito a fechar a demanda que eu tinha!