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Document attribute ticked on InfoObject which is nav attribute

Hi SDN Community,

We have recently enhanced a query, by removing a natural characteristic Cost Centre Category ZCOBCAT that exists in an infocube, and replaced this with a characteristic which is a navigational attribute - CC Func Code ZCCFUNCCD.

eg. characteristic value with was CC11 is now 11 with this change

On both these characteristics, in the infoObject properties, the "Document attribute" checkbox is ticked.

However, we find that when storing commentary functionality, the comments are applicable against the whole infoObject ZCCFUNCCD. Eg. If the variable input parameters are 11, the comments, are retrieved against 11, and every other value against the ZCCFUNCCD characteristic.

Is it such that navigable attributes enabled against multiproviders will not allow the "Document attribute" against the infoobject to work?

Or is it such i have to enable some other parameter against the Multiprovider or infocube that i have overlooked.

Thank you for your help in advance.

Simon

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    Posted on Dec 04, 2007 at 10:52 AM

    Hi,

    If you check that Attribute only in the infoobject maintainance then that purticular char will only can be used as display attribute.It can never be used as Nav attr any where.So once check on this

    Hope this helps

    Regards

    kARTHIK

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    Posted on Dec 04, 2007 at 11:24 AM

    Hi,

    You need to uncheck the attribute only option from that particular attribute, if it checked then you can enable as a Navigational Attribute. By the way in Multiprovider you need to do the identification for the same.

    Hope this helps

    Regards,

    Gattu

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      Hi Karthik, Gattu,

      Thank you both for your answers.

      As you have indicated, i have verified this:

      1) the "Attribute Only" in the Miscallaneous area in the General tab of the infoObject is unticked

      2) the "Characteristic is a document attribu" in the Miscallaneous area in the General tab of the infoObject is TICKED as this is what allows storing of documents against the infoObject, and is ticked in the original InfoObject. Are we saying here this should be unticked?

      3) ZCCFUNCCD is flagged as a Navigational Attribute in all InfoProviders

      4) I have also verified that the Multiprovider has all the assignment correctly ticked for the ZCCFUNCCD is ticked for all the InfoProviders.

      What i do find different, is that if i look at 0COSTCENTER, then the attribute ZCCFUNCCD, has a check in the column "Texts of Char." But this should not be causing any issue as this is only using the same description for the Navigational Attribute Display in the queries.

      Any other suggestions would be most helpful thanks.

      Simon

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    Posted on Feb 01, 2008 at 03:31 AM

    Hi SDN,

    As

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/a6/607e3ddf01910fe10000000a114084/content.htm

    In summary;

    "......It is not possible to use navigation attributes to assign documents. This is possible when the attribute itself is a document-relevant characteristic. Then model all characteristics that you would like to use for assigning documents as direct characteristics in the InfoProviders and not as navigation attributes."

    One work around involved creating a Customer Exit Variable to derive the value of the entered characteristic value (where free characteristic is within Dimension) from the Nav Attrib.

    We are currently discussing the proper solution of reloading the cube with the natural characteristic, as the above is only a considered temporary solution given budget constraints.

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