To save a static copy of a report’s results, you should export the report. Saving a static copy of a report gives you a snapshot of your data at a particular point in time. You may also want to export report results to share the information with others who do not have access to your SAP Ariba solution, or simply because you prefer working with Microsoft Excel or CSV files.
The process for exporting data from within a report is as simple as choosing Export on the report’s pivot table. By choosing a single button, your data begins to download to Microsoft Excel. You can also export the report results without opening the report. Simply choose the report link and select Export from the menu.
The SAP Ariba system uses default configuration settings to dictate how to export the data. The default settings are to export the current contents of the pivot table using a standard Microsoft Excel template. This template determines the layout of the information. You can use another Excel template if desired.