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BRFplus Amounts and Quantities from SAP and DB Lookup


  • The book BRFplus - Business Rule Management for ABAP(TM) Applications page 199-200 briefly describe challenges about import and export of amount and quantity DDIC elements.
  • Several SAP notes regarding quantities and amounts in BRFplus reveal the significance of the topic.
  • "External reference fields for amount or quantity and amount are not supported", says BRFplus message FDT_CORE409.

Message FDT_CORE409 suggests customized SAP structures as a workaround.


The expression "DB Lookup":

  • looks up directly in tables, not in structures. Therefore the workaround doesn't work.
  • processes slowly. To prevent redundant lookups, it is often optimal keeping the whole result structure/table in BRFplus.



Can you describe the opportunities of keeping the DDIC reference in the BRFplus structure for DB lookups in tables with amounts and/or quantities?

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    Posted on Jun 08, 2012 at 04:07 PM

    Instead of table lookup can you create a view that fits?

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