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Request for help: How to port customized univariant forecast profiles (GUIDs) from QA to PROD

Hello everyone,

Wondering if anyone has figured out how to do the following:

Somehow export customized univariant forecast settings (GUIDs) from a QA system to Production.

Here's my scenario:

My Demand Planners are going into business acceptance testing and will be tuning / customizing the univariant forecast profiles I've developed for them. Example: DP Planner "Bob" plans a highly seasonal product/customer combo and wants to tune the univariant fcst profile used for his fcst. He wants to change the fcst strategy from Automodel 2 (which is the default we've set up in the batch job), to seasonal trend, and adjust the alpha, beta, gamma values. This customized univariant fcst profile will be specific to his product/customer. Bob performs this work in our QA box as a part of BAT, and saves a GUID to /SAPAPO/MSDP_FCST2... and when we go live he wants his work to be transferred to production so he doesn't have to redo this work.

Bob has hundreds of tuned forecast profiles that he's created in QA, and obviously doesn't want to have to redo this work.

I know that the GUIDs are specific to the system in which they're generated, but is it possible to port Bob's work from QA to production?

Does anyone know the table linkages between, /SAPAP/DP_FCST2, /SAPAPO/DP440G and /SAPAPO/DP440P??

My analysis appears to show that the strategy selection and alpha, beta, etc settings are stored in /SAPAPO/DP440P... but I don't know how the GUID in this table links back to the one stored in /SAPAPO/DP_FCST2??

Any help you could provide me (and Bob) would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks in advanced everyone!

Best

Chris

PS: I've read through the document "Assignment of Forecast Profiles and Mass Maintenance in APO DP" posted by Vishal Laddha of Accenture but it doesn't quite capture what I'm after here... i.e. Vishal describes how to port the forecast level not the settings them selves.

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    Posted on Dec 06, 2013 at 09:52 AM

    Hi Christopher,

    I think your requirement is to transport forecasts profiles from QA to Production system.

    Please check if options of transport in the Transaction "/SAPAPO/TSOBJ" helps you.

    We have used the option of "Transport Planning Areas" with sub-selection of "with forecast profile transport".

    You will have to holistically consider the implications of of Trasnsporting the Planning Area" from QA to Prod.

    We have to see that the entries from the table(/SAPAPO/DP440G and /SAPAPO/DP440P) for the particular forecast profiles, are included into the transport request.Then the profiles would be transported accordingly.

    I hope this helps or gives a new insight.

    Regards

    Datta

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    • Hello Chris,

      Another easier approach is create the transport using /SAPAPO/TSOBJ selecting Transport Planning Area option with Forecast Profile transport option checked. Once you create the transport you will see details like below in SE01.

      TR######## USERID TR description

      Object List of Request

      APO Planning Object Structure (Through Transport Tables)
      APO Storage Buckets Profile (Through Transport Tables)
      APO Planning Area (Through Transport Tables)
      Table Contents

      /SAPAPO/DP440G
      /SAPAPO/DP440P

      Then you can modify the TR to remove POS, Storage Bucket Profile and Planning Area. So your TR will look like below :

      TR######## USERID TR description

      Object List of Request

      Table Contents

      /SAPAPO/DP440G
      /SAPAPO/DP440P

      When you delete the additional objects from TR, you may receive following warning msgs.

      Object R3TR TABU /SAPAPO/DP440G Note: /SAPAPO/DP440G is an application table

      Object R3TR TABU /SAPAPO/DP440P Note: /SAPAPO/DP440P is an application table

      This is an easy way to create the Transport containing only Forecast profiles.

      Please try, hope this will help you.

      Thank you

      Satish Waghmare

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