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Consensus forecast quantity issue - while DP transfer to ECC

Hi Gurus,

When I'm transferring Demand from APO to ECC this is what I observed: only quantities > 1000 is getting transferred to ECC.

In the planning book (SDP94) I can see the Demand populated as below:

Product Jun 2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 1xxxxxxxx001 5500 1000 999 2300 1xxxxxxxx002 9000 2300 1001 101

Then 1) Successfully transfer from Version '000' to 'SOP' - (TSCOPY). No issues found in the new Version '000'

2) Created a planning job with transfer profile - MC8D the activity is to load Demand to ECC, Requirement type 'VSF' and Version '00'

3) And ran a batch job to transfer the demand from APO to ECC - (MC8G)

Please observe how 1001 qty got transferred but 999 and 1000 did NOT. Please help.

Is there any configuration setting to restrict a key figure or limit forecast data transfer to ECC?

Thank you Clint

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    Posted on Jul 06, 2016 at 08:44 AM


    There's no such setting from demand planning side, to prevent any limited value from going to ECC.
    This issue needs to be further checked, because there could be several possibilities.
    Normally as first step, we'll check whether the issue is in APO or ECC. To check this, we make setting in APO system, t-code /sapapo/c4, set detailed logging , queue debugging and recording for the user who executes the job.
    With this setting, when the user runs the job, the inbound queue in ECC system will not be processed and stays in SMQ2.
    Checking the queue contents in SMQ2, we can see whether the desired quantity is sent to ECC.
    If the queue contains correct contents, we can further debug this queue in ECC, checking function module "requirements_maintain".
    If even the queue content is not correct, we'll going to debug the job in APO, by executing the job using report /sapapo/ts_batch_run, checking some important FMs, e.g. /sapapo/dm_forecast_transfer.

    Best Regards,

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    • Hi Ada,

      Thank you very much for replying back.

      I took your suggestion and while de-bugging, I found a function module that is used (it was developed in 2003...long back before I joined and no one knows about it).

      The Function module: EXIT_/SAPAPO/SAPLCIF_G_FO_002

      I found ABAP code that specifically restricts the Consensus forecast transfer for quantities less than 1000.

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