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CO-PA Maximum Number of Characteristics & Value Fields

Hello CO-PA experts,

I've been looking everywhere for a definitive answer to my following question but have had no luck in finding the answer:

In CO-PA we are advised that the maximum number of characteristics that can be modelled an Operating Concern is 50 and the maximum number of value fields is 120 (although this can be increased with some modification to 200 per SAP note 1029391).

My question is - does these limits include the SAP defined characteristics and value fields that are automatically included in the Operating Concern - e.g. ARTNR,BELNR,POSNR (in the case of charactersitics) and ABSMG,ERLOS (in the case of value fields).

I suspect that the answer is the limits relate to customer defined fields only i.e. the fields that start with WW* and VV*. However I would greatly appreciate it if somebody could confirm this for me.

Many thanks, Jim

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    Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 06:25 PM

    HI,

    SAP recommends maximum 50 characteristics in COPA. This includes SAP referenced characteristic as well as user defined characteristic. 10-20 characteristics is enough to satisfy the clients reporting purpose. The maximum number of characteristic and existing number of characteristic can be viewed in transaction KEA0 -> Data Structure -> Extras -> Technical limit.

    The number of characteristic directly affect the size and performance of table CE1XXXX, CE4XXXX, CE3XXXX and CE4XXXX_ACCT (Where XXXX is name of the Operating Concern).

    Value Fields too have a maximum limit which is set at 120. SAP does not recommend using the full limit of 120 Value fields in an Operating concern as it leads to performance issues.

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    Posted on Jan 27, 2009 at 06:40 AM

    Hi,

    In COPA only the fixed Characteristice and Value fields are Limited . User defined Characteristices and value field are defined without any limitations.

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    Posted on Jan 27, 2009 at 07:02 AM

    Yes you are right.

    "In addition to the fixed characteristics, up to 50 non-fixed characteristics can be added to an

    operating concern."

    This is quoted from SAP material.

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