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IP Integrated Planning FOX Variable usage

I am porting an application from BPS to IP.

One of the planning functions is a FOX formula function.

I copied the function parameter group (code) to the IP function.

In the program checker I am eceiving an error concerning the use of VARI function.

In BPS I had created a variable that contained singel values of fiscal year period (0FISCPER) for fifty years. I used this "vector" to establish the relationships between various periods for use in my algorithims.

Can I access and use the existing BPS variable in IP?

If not, how do I create a variable in IP to perform the same task?

If the VARI and VARV functions are available, what variables do they address?

Also, if someone has a better way of calculating differences between fiscal year periods, please let me know.

I thank you for your answers.


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    Posted on Jan 09, 2008 at 09:46 AM


    You are right here. BPS vars cant be accessed in IP. You need to create BEx variables to use in IP (can be created in planning modeler or using BI Query Designer). VARC and VARI will work with multiple single value variables. VARV will work on single value variable.

    Hope this helps.

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      I guess I have to admit defeat.

      I think you are right that I will have to go with an EXIIT variable. I hate to use them, especially as I was able to work with the "standard" "supplied" "simple" solution of user-defined variables in BPS.

      I would hope that somewhere in SAPdom, someone is listening and would restore what I feel is a critically useful tool in developing planning applicaitons. Without direct time calculating functions, this was the best workaround that I had. I believe, I based upon something Marc Bernard once showed.

      Again, I very much appreciate your efforts and that you stayed with me on this and will bump up the points.


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