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i want to know what is the functionalities of requirment,alt caliculation type& alt cal base value in pricing procedure, plz with examples.

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    Jun 11, 2007 at 09:08 AM


    <b>Alternate base value</b>

    The alternate base value is used as the calculation basis only, while the alternate calculation is used to modify the final value.

    For example, imagine you have a condition type ZZ01, with a condition record maintained (master data) for $100. Now, condition ZZ02 also exists lower in the schema, but with a rate of 10%. The standard calculation would result in a final value of $110.

    The alternate base value could say, "don't use $100 as the basis -- use the original price PR00 only, which was $90." Then, the final value would be $100 + (10% of $90) = $109.

    The alternate calculation routine says, "ignore the 10% altogether. Instead, use an externally calculated 20%." Then, you end up with a final value of $100 + (20% of $100) = $120.

    Put them both together, and you could end up with $100 + (20% of $90) = $118.

    Now once again,

    <b>Alternative Calculation Type:</b>

    Normally if you want to calculate a value you have to use a calculation type for determinating the value. This calculation type is either addition, subtraction or multiplication. Similarly SAP also has got a default calculation type in the control data of the condition type. There you have the options of either Qty based , Fixed Amount Based or Percentage based.

    Here what happens is suppose if you define Your condition type that calculates the base price of a material on Qty based. Then the calculation will be done based on the quantity of the material. If the customer orders 10 Nos and you have maintained a unit price of 100 Rs for each material then the value determined is 1000 INR. Similarly if the discount condition type , you maintain the calculation type as %. This means if you maintain the value of 10 % in the condition record. Then this percentage is taken as the calculation type and the condition value is determined.

    In some cases you have to forego the default calculation types and use the customer specific method for calculating a value. For ex if you are calculating the Freight charges for a Material . it depends on so many criteria like, the weight, volume and also the minimum amount etc etc, in those cases, you forego the default value and then use the alternative calculation type in calculating the condition value against the particular condition.

    <b>Alternative Condition Base value :</b>

    If you have to calculate any value then you have to have a base value for it. For ex if you want to calculate the discount of 10 % for a material then you have to have a base value on which this 10% is calculated. Normally you take the condition value of the base price of the material to calculate the value.

    Now you don't want to take the base value and take other values as base value which are derived on some formulae. So you create a routine which will do the mathematical operations in the routine and derive you a value which is now used as the base value for calculating the condition value for a particular condition type.


    A factor in the condition technique that restricts access to a condition table. The system only accesses a condition table to determine the price if the requirement specified has been met.


    The system uses an access sequence to determine the price of a material. One of the accesses in the sequence contains the requirement "in foreign currency." The system only uses the table behind this access if the sales order for which the price must be calculated is in a foreign currency.

    Requirement: Denoted by nos and maintained in VOFM, this is a condition required for a particular condition type to be executed. Eg. PR00: req 2 ie item relevant for pricing

    VPRS/EKO1: req 4 ie cost

    Rebate BAO1 Req 24/Req 25 etc

    Alternate Calculation type: this is also denoted by numbers and maintained in VOFM. Eg. Suppose for 45 units , each unit is charged $100 per unit, the order value comes out to be $4500, that is calculation is done as per unit price, if the client wants calculation type to be based on volume or wieght, alternate calculation type can be configured.

    Alternate base value: Denoted by no. and maintained in VOFM.

    Eg, if the pricing scale is maintained and pricing for 45 units comes under the scale of $100 per unit., the base value is 45 units, but if the client wants a standard base value in some casesto be assumed inspite of maintaining the scale, an alternate base value is confihured, that is the base value based on which the order value is to be calculated changes.

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    Jun 11, 2007 at 10:11 AM


    just to add, all these are basically routines writtine in VOFM. Some are already given by SAP and depending on the requirement we can write new ones with the help of abapers. But it might require an access key for which we need to consult SAP.

    a line on each, requirement always check if only a particular condition is met the condition type is accessed else not.

    alternative calculation type provides one more formula to derive the value of a condtion against the standard provided. Perhaps a straight plus or minus might not be sufficient to do some calculations.

    alt. cond base value gives a particular condtion a different base value to calculate. Like giving a volume discount instead of a weight discount. Here the base value is different.

    Pl reward if it helps.


    Sadhu Kishore

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    Jun 11, 2007 at 10:40 AM

    <b>Requirement</b>: will optimize the search strategy.


    A possible requirement would be, for example, that a difference should be made between document currency and local currency .

    <b>Condition formula for alternative calculation type</b>

    Alternative formula to the formula in the standard system that determines a condition.

    <b>Alternative formula for condition base value</b>

    Formula for determining the condition basis as an alternative to the standard.


    Rajesh Banka

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