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Audit Trail Type Definition

Dear ALL Experts,

I'm working on SAP BPC NW version 10.0.

When we process Audit Trail Dimension, we have to provide the Audit Trail type (i.e. "A","I" and "M").

Per my understanding, A means "Auto" which is used to capture calculated result from those Elimination and Consolidation. It is pretty clear I guess.

Just, I get no idea when we should use "I" (i.e. Input) and "M" (i.e. Manual).

Per default application, I guess "I" is used for inputting through input forms while "M" is used for putting through journals.

But still, actually you can input in input forms using Audit Trail type "M" members or putting through journals by selecting Audit Trail type "I" members.

Can someone explain the above?

Cheers!

Antony

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    Posted on Jun 04, 2014 at 04:54 AM

    Hi Antony,

    This is the property which is used in Business Rules. The records which will be processed while executing a BR say BCF will be filtered using this property

    A - Automatic - Processed during execution of automatic adjustments

    I - Allow only input datasource

    M - Allow only manual

    Consider that out of 10 Audittrail dimension members, for 2 of them, you maintain I in this property.

    And, when you write a business rule, say Balance Carry Forward, there you can filter what records to be processed (You will see a filter called Data Source Type or Audit Trail Type), there if you maintain I then only 2 of the 10 dim members will be processed and BR will be executed for them.

    <<< But still, actually you can input in input forms using Audit Trail type "M" members or putting through journals by selecting Audit Trail type "I" members. >>>

    This property has nothing to do when it comes to filtering the input in database through journals or input form.

    Regards,

    Ashish

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    • Antony,

      There is definitely a reason to maintain different types of Data Source. As an example,

      all the data that is inputted through input forms should be sent to the Audit ID with Audit Type as I. Then all the manual adjustments (journals) should be sent to the 'M' and then the adjustment entries should be posted to audit ID with Audit type as A.

      Certainly, this doesn't mean that users won't be able to save the data through input forms to an Audit Member with Audit ID as A. If you want, you can still enter the data through input forms to 'A' type members. But, that's not the best practice.

      So, your audit members must be carefully designed.

      Hope it helps.

      Regards,

      Ashish

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