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Characteristic Derivation - Attribute

Hi,

I have a characteristic Rel of type derivation for deriving Group Company from Company.

The requirement is to copy a past period from one version to a different version. Meantime one of the companies has moved to a different company code.

The copy function fails saying the Attribute value is different. I cannot restate the past period. Is there a way I can get around this error yet be able to do the copy.

with regards

ps. The one solution is .. I guess.. to use the Derivation of type exit. However I have a layout in which I need to show the Company and Group Company in a Hierarchical fashion. Since I have to use both characteristics in the Level definition the Exit does not get hit.

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  • Posted on Nov 11, 2004 at 04:40 PM

    Hello Anil,

    what is the business requirement? Should the new data be on the old group company or the new one? If it should be the new group company, then remove group company from the planning level. BPS will derive it again using the new attribute value.

    If you want to keep the old group company, then you could temporarily deactivate the char.relationship or as you said use an exit relationship.

    Regards

    Marc

    SAP NetWeaver RIG, US BI

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    Posted on Nov 12, 2004 at 06:15 PM

    Marc,

    Actually the data records should have the old company and not the new company.

    Thru Derivation Exit I was able to fix that. However sometimes I need to do a Repost also. Am trying to see whether there is anyway within the Exit function that I can figure out what Planning Function has called it. That way I can run it or not based on what Function I am using. Any suggestions?

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    • Anil,

      the relationship should be true for all of your data. That's why it is defined globally on the planning area (and not by level for example).

      You can use both, a relationship for derivation i.e. your exit, which is called if the target characteristic is not in the level, and the repost function. When you use the repost, the exit will not be called since the target characteristic is in the level.

      Regards

      Marc

      SAP NetWeaver RIG, US BI

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