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Can a Calculated key figure be derived from characteristic value?


I would like to know whether BW allows to derive a calculated key figure based on a characteristic value. Let us say we have a row like


and based on my plant value, I want to have another column 'CALCULATEDSCRAP' which is derived from 'PLANT' and INVENTORYQTY (I know this is a crude example, but will do for my need)

Is there any way in BW to get this logic implemented?


Ajay Das

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  • Posted on Feb 21, 2005 at 08:49 AM

    It's a little bit tricky, but I would do it as follows. Add an attribute to plant which is a number (1,2,3...). From this point on onwards, you can use the how-to "How to calculate with attributes...".

    Another workaround might be to work with a combination of restricted and calculated key figures. Make a restricted key figure for each plant and combine it in the calculated key figure. We need more detail on your request to help you more in this path...


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    Posted on Feb 21, 2005 at 10:10 AM


    If I understand it right, you want to have some sort of <b>IF</b> statement in your Calculated Key Figures?

    Use Crystal Reports w/c is normally shipped with BW to display your report. Crystal Reports can handle complex logics that are not found on BEX.


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      Hi Tom,

      I have a very similar problem. In my if logic i compare to dates but I don´t understand what you meen by

      "Therefore I suggested to add an attribute to convert the characteristic in a number and use this number for the if logic."

      For the moment, the condition calculates each field individualy correctly but doesn´t treat them as numbers when aggregating.

      Thanks in advance,


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