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Planning Object Structure and Navigational Attribute

Dear ALL,

I have Planning Object Structure which is active and there is already a Custom Characteristic (ZLOC) created with lot of data in it. There are already 3 navigational attributes attached to this characteristic (ZLOC). I would like to add 2 new (ZMOD and ZPROD) Navigational attributes to ZLOC. Both ZMOD and ZPROD are existing infoobjects

1. ZPROD does not have any master data

2. ZMOD does have master data

As I understand you can add Nav Attribute to ZLOC. But my question is do we have to do any thing to Planning Object Structure ?

Secondly if we add new nav attribute in RSA1 in BW how will it flow to APO DP ?

Please help since I am new.

Thank you very much.



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    Oct 05, 2007 at 07:18 PM

    you sure these links to work?

    I have access to but the links never work.

    Ken Snyder

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    Oct 02, 2007 at 09:23 PM

    Hello Sanjiv -

    The Navigational Attributes come attached to the characteristics that you choose. To add the characteristics you have to deinitialize the planning object structure. so before you deinitialize the planning object structure you need to take a back up of the data associated with the same. after that initialize the planning object structure. there is no other way as far as my knowledge goes.

    The data will flow accordingly to the characteristics that you have selected. Navigational attributes are just for slicing and dicing (view purpose only). so it will not affect anything.

    Hope this helps.


    Suresh Garg

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      Hi Suresh,

      I am not quite sure if it's true about your statement "You have to de-initialize the POS before you can add new navigational attributes thats the only way that you can work". Becasue you donot add navigational attributes to planning object structures. All you generally do is to add the master characteristic that has all those attributes. the attributes automatically appear depending on what they are, navigational or display.

      To my knowledge, what I would do is to add the navigational attributes to the infoobject in BW and apply the hierarchy attribute change. The navigational attributes are also not part of the CVCs.

      Here is a link on how to do that realignment">realignment>

      I believe what you said is correct if you are adding a new characteristic in the Planning Object Structure.

      The best way is to try and see if it's working.

      I request any one to please donot hesitate to contend or correct what I said above.