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CAN I USE DIFFERENT STRUCTURAL INDICATORS IN MY FUNCTIONAL LOCATION ?

Aug 10, 2017 at 03:49 PM

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I created a functional location for my client in Sandbox environment.

Within a functional location, I used different structure indicators. For example, in the table below, row 3 makes use of a different structural indicator than row 4. This I did because the 4th level in both this rows have a different amount of characters in level 4 :

CP-G0346 CP-G0346-PIP-0NBRDT CP-G0346-PIP-0NBRDT-PSG1737 CP-G0346-PIP-NBRDT-PSG1737-PLAUNCH CP-G0346-PIP-NBRDT-PSG1737-PLAUNCH/HV01 CP-G0346-PIP-NBRDT-PSG1737-PRECEV CP-G0346-PIP-NBRDT-PSG1737-PRECEV/HV01

Is this good practice and will this cause any issues?

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Former Member Aug 10, 2017 at 04:57 PM
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Hi Ayotunde

I am assuming you are maintaining the hierarchy via installation and not from within the edit mask. Correct?

The option of using a single Structural indicator or multiple indicators is common practice. Below are business drivers i think could drive us to set up hierarchy with multiple structural indicators.

1) If from within a specific point in the hierarchy the business wants the flexibility of moving from one superior functional location to another. This is possible only when functional location with a separate indicator or without a hierarchical representation (with edit mask) is created and the hierarchy is represented by installation.

2) In case the length of the edit mask is not sufficient and hence warrants a need to represent hierarchy using installation

As long as users are fine with viewing the hierarchy in structure list or IH01 and not in the edit mask it should be fine. Make sure you have evaluated point 1 above which might help you decide at which level do you want to introduce a new structural indicator.

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