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SAP Noted 1840729: Implemented, program: ZSCHEDULE_FICOINT_PLAN_ADVANCE

Dear Experts,

SAP has given us program ZSCHEDULE_FICOINT_PLAN_ADVANCE (as per Note 1840729) and this program contains almost all parameters of program /RPM/FICO_INT_PLANNING.

I am facing some issues while creating variants to schedule a background job to run this program.

Actually, 1) I am not sure what this field' Number of free work processes' is all about? Which value should I enter here to make my variant more meaningful and efficient in running.

2) Item count(job size): What should I keep in this field vacant and run my variant. Is this field has any co-relation with field 'Number of free work processes'?

We are using 3 portfolio's and I have created 3 variants, 1 for each portfolio. Each portfolio contains some 1000 items inside it.

So, kindly help me in setting up these variants for a smooth and efficient job run for this program.

Best Regards


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    Posted on May 27, 2016 at 10:43 AM

    Hello Saurabh,

    I may not be able to answer you question fully, but I do have the following contribution to make:

    We are also using this program which is a "wrapper program" designed to split the Fin integration jobs in a better way. The traditional /rpm/fico_int_planning report has the restriction that you have to maintain variants and quite often have to keep updating these variants as your portfolio grows - e.g. you have a variant for Bucket A but this bucket size keeps growing and now you have to split by type, etc. This was not ideal and hence this new report...

    The 'Item count' field now helps to group records into batches - e.g. of 100. This means that if you have 1000 Items and you execute this job, it will create 10 background jobs of 100 each (in sm37 you will see this). We have seen however that all records in table /rpm_d is being considered - even templates, snapshots and other non-relevant Items for this purpose. The code should actually only consider Item class ' ' or '2' that are non snapshot relevant. We enhanced the standard report to exclude these (perhaps SAP has in the meantime excluded these?). Without the enhancement we did (and if SAP hasn't enhanced their select) you will get all records in Item D

    Not sure about the number of free work processes (this seems to be "new"), but I can venture a guess that you may set here that you will not allocate all of the existing processes, and that a certain number of processes must be left for other processes in the system. E.g. your system has 20 processes and in this setting you specify 15 meaning that your job will only make use of 5 processes.

    Hope this helps a bit



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  • Posted on May 26, 2016 at 08:49 AM

    Any pointers on it Experts?

    Best Regards


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  • Posted on May 27, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    Hi experts,

    Also to add that this program is working successfully in ECT. But in Production program: /RPM/FICO_INT_PLANNING. was failing with memory allocation error that's why we went ahead with SAP note and its program.

    Best Regards


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