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Table that stores distribution of planned effort for resources

Hi Folks,

We are using BI/BO to report on resource planing in PPM. What is the source table that stores the monthly distribution of effort for each resource. For example, I staff resource A to a role from Jan to Jun. I then go to the role, staffing tab and assign by month the number of hours. For example, 100 hours in Jan, 150 in Feb, 60 in Mar and so on. What is the table (or standard BI data source) that stores this monthly distribution for staff/resource. I looked at the extractor 0DPR_PART_BUPA_LINK which seem to only have the totals.



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    Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 06:48 AM

    Hi Lashan!

    The distribution values are stored in following tabels:


    DPR_PART_DIST holds the information regarding the distributed role demands. For each distribution (month, week) there is an entry with begin date and end date (ENDDA, BEGDA) with the value DIST_WORK_EFFORT.

    DPR_BUPA_DIST holds the information regarding the distributed BUPA staffing. The behaviour is the same like DPR_PART_DIST.

    Unfortunately the BI extractor 0DPR_PART_BUPA_LINK does not bring up the distributed data you entered manually. However the extrator will deliver distributed data but only linear distributed data.

    Look at this example:

    Data is distributed accross September and October with values of 4 and 5 hours. SAP Standard gives you an "assigned effort" of 9 hours. The "Start Date" and "End Date" of the staffing is derived from project role (and again from project definition) by entering a manual distribution. It is not nice to decouple (calculated) role-dates from project dates by manually entering values - but lets keep this issue away now.

    You will expect the monthly distributed data of 4 H and 5 H by doing an extrator-check with RSA3 for

    0DPR_PART_BUPA_LINK. Instead of this behaviour the extractor delivers the sum of 9 H distributed linear to the time frame "01.09.2013 - 03.03.2014".

    In my opinion SAP has to enhance the extractor (or deliver a new one) to get the manual distributed values to BI reports. According to my information you have to do an enhancement at this time.

    Best regards,


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  • Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 02:34 PM

    Hello there,

    any updates on this issue?

    Kind regards,


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