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Standard hierarchy and alternative hierarchy?


is it possible for us to create more than one standard hierarchy? and if yes why do we need to do this?

and will all of them be standard hierarchy or one as 'stantard' and others as 'alternative' ?


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    Posted on Mar 24, 2009 at 11:04 AM

    Thanks Eli,

    is it possible to assign the same cost center or profit center to standard hierarchy as well as an alternative hierarchy?

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    • Former Member Eli Klovski

      Hello all,

      With reference to profit centre hierarchy, currently, we are loading a hierarchy called PROFCENTRE_HIER into SAP BW production which is used in all the queries.

      However, in SAP R/3 this is not the standard hierarchy. It's just created as a profit center group.

      Out standard hierarchy is called COMPANY_HIER.

      However, we want to maintain the standard hierarchy rather than a profit center group.

      So the idea was to change COMPANY_HIER completely in SAP R/3 production. We want to (probably it's not that simple, but just to make it easier to explain) move the whole PROFITCENTRE_HIER( SAP BW) with all sub-nodes under COMPANY_HIER.

      That means the hierarchy looks like that:



      - node 1 - tier 3

      - node A - tier 4

      - node 2 - tier 3

      - node B - tier 4


      Then we think that all changes we do to COMPANY_HIER will also be done under PROFITCENTRE_HIER(cause it's sitting unter COMPANY_HIER). When can then keep on loading PROFITCENTRE_HIER into BW and always have the latest version in BW but don't need to change all the queries to use the COMPANY_HIER.

      Would this approach work - please let me know of any issue/considerations I would need to keep in mind? Also please confirm the steps so i dont miss anything out.

      thanks in advance


  • Posted on Mar 24, 2009 at 11:02 AM


    Standard hierarchy is unique and mandatory. It's possible to create alternative hierarchies (groups). The prupose is mostly reporting - ability to see the entities in a different groupping - or cost allocation.



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