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The difference between BPS and Integrated Planning

Dear all,

I need some help with defining the difference between BW-BPS 3.5 and BI Integrated Planning.

<b>i.</b> When I was using BW-BPS and making the Planning Folder I was able to assign several Input Layout in one sheet. And I used them as a button to change the layout. But in BI Integrated Planning, I had to use the workbook to make the layout and I only can assign one layout per one sheet. How can I assign several layout and change them back and forth like it was possible in the BW-BPS 3.5 using the Input Layout buttons?

<b>ii.</b> And about when to execute the Planning Function which were assigned to the button, can I also choose the timing like BPS in the BI Integrated Planning?

<b>iii.</b> When defining the variables,we were able to define it from the plural number of characters in BW-BPS 3.5. Can I also do this in BI Integrated Planning? Can anyone tell me how?

Best regards,

Sunao Nishimura.

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    Posted on Oct 24, 2006 at 08:50 AM

    Hi Sunao,

    I. You can show several layouts in one sheet but you cannot easily hide / show them via buttons. Buttons in a workbook support planning functions, planning sequences, commands, etc. but do not support a complete layout.

    Of course you could always build something in suppose you are asking for standard features and are not looking forward to long development.

    III. As far as I am aware, this is not possible. Variables in IP are the same as variables in BW and are linked to one info-objects. Via the standard BW variable userexits, you could of course derive one variable from another but this is not really the same as the BW-BPS multi object variables. You could also look into planning filters: planning filters can contain more than one info-object and restrictions to more info-objects. These are visible in the query. You can use planning filters to restrict your query. Again not the same as BW-BPS multi object variables but depending on the requirement this could be of use.

    Please assign points if this answered your questions,

    Best Regards,

    Filip

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    Posted on Oct 23, 2006 at 08:02 AM

    Hi Sunao,

    I. Integrated planning indeed requires or a workbook or a web application. You can use several input layouts in one workbook in integrated planning. If you want, you can put one input layout on a different workbook sheet.

    Open your workbook, goto design mode, create different data providers for your different input layouts. Insert different analysis grids and assign them to the individual data providers.

    II. You cannot choose the timing.

    III. Could you please rephrase 'plural number of characters'. I don't understand this question.

    Please assign points if this solved your problem,

    Best Regards,

    Filip Ledoux

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      Filip,

      Thank you very much for your information.

      i. For the input layouts, I have a further question.I understood there is a way to show several input layouts by using several sheets.Is there any other way to show the several layout in one sheet and change the layout like using the layout buttons and change them? I'd like not to change the user interface that it used to be like in the BPS, if it's possible. To do this,should I rather use BPS instead for a while?

      <b>ii.</b> Thanks!

      <b>iii.</b> Sorry for my poor English. What I wanted to know was like this kind of information. Pretend there is two attributes like 'Month' and a 'Year'. I would like to make one variable 'Year/Month' which contains two attributes. This was possible in the BPS. Can I also do this in the Integrated Planning?

      Best Regards,

      SUNAO NISHIMURA.

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