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Exploring Analysis Office with S/4HANA Out of the Box Queries

I sort of “stumbled” into this feature of using Analysis Office with S/4HANA on premise (in this case, 1909).  I think it is a great feature, especially for finance users

Start by using transaction RAAOE inside S/4HANA, “Launch Analysis Workbook”

I selected the Asset History Sheet query

At the selection screen, most of the prompt values are already populated.

This is what is returned by default

Turn on pause refresh to save trips to and from the S/4HANA server

Move account determination to the background filter

Move asset number to rows

Click the Pause/Refresh from the ribbon again to refresh the query


Result is the asset history sheet in Excel by asset; a possible audit schedule.

For fun, search on “asset” as shown above and review the results

So what is is nice is these queries are all “out of the box”.  You just need Analysis Office and authorizations of course.


What do you think?

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  • Thank you for sharing this detailed step by step article.

    Can we save these workbooks in our local system and use Refresh functionality of the tool to fetch latest information?

    • Vivek - yes, this works in S/4HANA 1909

      Note that name space /BIC/ must be set to changeable in SE06 transaction

      Thanks for asking, reading and commenting