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SAC - Units for Account Dimension


Is it possible to load data that has different units into the same SAC key figure? In our example we have data residing in a BW system using the InfoObjects 0AMOUNT and 0UNIT.

The data would look like this:

12 ST
15 DS

How would this be modelled in SAC? A key figure can only be a currency or have exactly ONE unit. But we multiple units in our case for the same key figure.

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    Mar 15 at 10:46 PM


    Maybe you could pull the 0UNIT into a dimension - and on that dimension maintain the conversion by an attribute of that dimension

    And use the TONUMBER formula in the accounts/measures (exception aggregation on lowest level)

    [QTY]/TONUMBER([d/Base Unit-DISPLAY_KEY].[p/KG] )

    If you need the unit in a context of eg material - you can make the unit as a property of material or use the

    in the modelling phase

    if you would like to have it more automated - you could bring in the table that stores the conversion and use the combine functionality (on multiple dimensions in 2019.06) and then calculate across the two combined data sources



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  • Mar 13 at 10:38 PM

    Hi Fabian,

    As far as I know you can do for Currency only for Import Data Connection models. But I don't think SAC data modeling support units.

    For Currency:

    Models Introduction to Modeler - Currency

    Models > Dimension Preferences - Enable Currency - so you can enable one dimension as Currency

    Models > Model Preferences - Currency Setup - Currency Dimension - Instead of default currency you can use the Currency dimension above.


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  • Mar 14 at 12:47 PM

    Hi Tuncay,

    in this specific case it would be a data import and this question is aming specifically at units and not currencies. As we can have different units like pieces or boxes associated with a key figure. I haven't found a way to model this so far.

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