What is the proceedure to write functional specs for some report?
My client want me to write one for some payroll report. How should I
proceed onto this matter?
A functional spec should theoriically mean that the ABAPer should be able to
take the design document you have prepared, go and sit in a dark corner of the
office and build the whole report..... this rarely if ever happens, but I think
thats the theory.
When you write a functional spec, you are meant to be turning the clients
requirements into a design document that a techo can then build from.
Some of the things you may want to think about are:
Report logic - What information is the report trying to get, what logical
links are required to link the data together - like master data and payroll
data, and org mgt data, and how should this be linked, an important bit to
remember here is the time selection, do you want all the data in the system, or
only the data relevant on the day, or over a month etc.
Selection screen - What fields are required as selection options
Authorisations - Should the report check the 'runners' authorisations and
tailor the output accordingly
Output - What fields are required to be output, in what order, in what file
type, for example this could be a text file, or just out to the screen of the
Error handling - What should the report do when it encounters a problem eg
what scenarios would constitue errors - what should happen etc.
Test mode - does the report require running in test mode prior to a file