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Formula Explosion in Recipe Management

Hello,

Scenario is as below,

Formula A is created for a general recipe. A list of input substance have been defined in the input output tab. Now when I click composition formula explosion is triggered and composition tab is updated with couple of List Subs which are derived from input substance. Lets say we have 3 List Subs we name them LS1, LS2 and LS3.

So the composition for Formula A tab looks like

LS1 --> ACT_AGENT--> 3%

LS2 --> ACT_AGENT--> 20%

LS3 --> ACT_AGENT --> 30%

Now I create another Formula B and use Formula A as input substance.

Ideally when formula explosion happens for Formula B, the input Formula A should have got exploded and composition tab for Formula B should have been as below

LS1 --> ACT_AGENT--> 3%

LS2 --> ACT_AGENT--> 20%

LS3 --> ACT_AGENT --> 30%

But instead it shows below value in composition for Formula B

Formula A --> COMPONENT -->30%

In the calculation log, calculation step "Substance Compositions from Exploded Formulas" is missing.

Please let me know what am I missing here.

Regards,

Rohan

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    Sep 08, 2017 at 06:44 AM

    Dear Rohan

    may be reread:

    https://help.sap.com/doc/erp2005_ehp_06/6.0.6/en-US/23/fa27025a344f779ba8a69ff34f5813/frameset.htm

    Chapter "Formula Explosion Modeling" and Chapter "Formular Views", On top: check: https://help.sap.com/doc/erp2005_ehp_06/6.0.6/en-US/88/3d6a465d0e3646a8d92001b8af1b1d/content.htm (Chapter "Standard explosion)

    As well as:

    https://help.sap.com/doc/erp2005_ehp_06/6.0.6/en-US/23/fa27025a344f779ba8a69ff34f5813/frameset.htm (Chapter "Formular Explosion")

    Here a quite intensive description is shown, how the "explosion" should run; as i d not know your system confirguation: Chekc this complex diagram (and check the explanations therein)

    Potentially: ma ybe some customizing parameter is missing.

    I "interpret" your result now as: The system only defines that "formula " is a "component" of "B" by 30%.

    C.B.

    PS: may be check on top: https://help.sap.com/doc/erp2005_ehp_06/6.0.6/en-US/23/fa27025a344f779ba8a69ff34f5813/frameset.htm

    Chapter "Value assignment". Here the "composition" story is explained as well

    PPS: This is the story in "online help": I have highligthed the important part

    The system checks whether the Composition indicator has been set for the explosion scope in Customizing for Recipe Managementunder Specify Explosion Scopes . If this is the case, the formula that was found is not exploded any further and the input substance is checked for its relevance to the calculation (see step 11). If the Composition indicator has not been set, the formula that is found is exploded, that is, the system starts again at step 1 for this formula.

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      Hello Christoph,

      Thank you for throwing light on Composition indicator has been set. I have figured it out now. In config Specify Explosion Scopes we have defined Composition as active for Explosion scope CMP. This means the system does not explode a formula that it found for a substance or material any further in the formula explosion. Instead, it transfers the composition that was specified in the formula. In this case my output Formula A --> COMPONENT -->30% is correct. When I tried removing the indicator I could see the formula got exploded and I could see below listed subs.

      LS1 --> ACT_AGENT--> 3%

      LS2 --> ACT_AGENT--> 20%

      LS3 --> ACT_AGENT --> 30%

      So it is working perfectly fine.

      Regards,

      Rohan