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SNP heuristics results are not created in APO but visible in ECC

Dear Experts,

We just had our update in our customized SNP planning area wherein we added new time series key figures and also created new macros in our customized SNP planning book/data view. We followed the rule i.e. de-initializing first the SNP planning area and did the changes and initializing it again. The book is okay and key figures are fine as well as the new macros.

However, when we tried to run SNP heuristics (both foreground and background), system is not showing any heuristic plans in APO planning book (i.e. Distribution Receipt and Demand <Planned>) but the plans are transferring to ECC (looking at MD04). I'm 100% certain because I compared the log of the snp background vs the results in SRL.

Upon reconciliation, we are also not seeing any errors (my expectation is that column 'Not in APO' will show some numbers since SNP stock transfers are available only in ECC).

Upon extracting data via datasource using RSA3 also, the key figure Distribution Receipt and Demand <Planned> have NO values at all.

Can you please let me know if the activity of the SNP planning area has something to do with it? However, I'm not 100% convinced since the issue is only available at certain t-lanes and the other t-lanes are okay. By the way, the affected t-lanes has a common setup wherein the source location is a vendor location, and target is either Plant or DC.

Please let me know what to further check. Thank you.



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    Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 11:16 AM


    Planning book it just presentation of data. It does not delete until unless you have some macro's which are effecting your results. Now interesting thing which you have mentioned is: you have results in ECC and not in APO but while CCR you don't get any error. This could mean that you have data in APO as well but is not visible in planning book.

    • Did you checked in /SAPAPO/RRP3 for this material? What do you see there? If results are visible in RRP3 then you need to see the definition made in planning area i.e. category or category group assigned to key figures. I hope you have not changed the same.

    • Also check what is the definition of these macro's? Will it impact the key figures for which you don't see the results.

    • Also check whether t-lane are valid and not blocked though I don't expect that it will not show you the results but still cross check.

    Let us know what's the case for above points.



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    • Hi,

      Since you have mentioned that this issue is only between certain T-Lanes, for the Vendor-> Plant in question, can you check the T-Lane. Double click the product and look for the Form of Procurement (Standard/Subcontracting/Consignment) and Source Category.

      Compare this setting with products from other Vendor->Plants.

      • Pur Req. are generated when you have standard Info Records.
      • SNP: Pur Req (Distribution Receipt Subcon Planned) are generated when you have Subcontracting Info Records

      Distribution Demand (Planned) at Vendor location will show the corresponding demand element for Pur Req. and SNP: Pur Req.

      Is it ok to move to SNP Purchase Requisitions? This is a question on how you run your business. It eventually circles back to how you have you Info Records set up in ECC.


  • Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 09:31 PM


    After following Rahul's advice, another option would be to load your location-product in the standard Planning Book 9ASNP94 and validate the values in the Key Figures.



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