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Replace an existing field value with another in BEx query.....


I'm not a guru in BEx, so I thought some-one here could point me in the right direction. Basically we have a compound master data object - and the cube is populated for both these fields. However, we have a user that would like to get a report where the all values gets replaced by a standard value. So... we can't restrict the value, as the one she wants doesn't exist in the cube. So...I'm thinking BEx needs to be fooled into thinking that the field is populated by this standard value to read the relevant data from the master data object. As an example - a material plant object. In the cube it will be plant A with material 123. However, she wants to replace the value of the plant with B, and keep the material value the same ie 123 so that we can read the MD with this value instead.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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    Posted on Jun 12, 2007 at 08:44 PM

    We have done something similar to this for reporting on customers. We created something we call "Common Customer" that is a reassignment of one or more Sold-To Parties, This allows us to report on companies that are bought out by other companies, etc. as one entity.

    We accomplished this by adding a Common Customer attribute to a Sales Org Sold-To compound InfoObject. We initially were populating this by generating a report of current values, having the users update the values manually, then reload the new values from a flat file. However, we have now converted to use the Partner Function within the Customer Sales Org master data in SAP R/3, and just pull that master data into BW (highly recommended, if possible).

    Hope this helps...


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