Purchasing Information System: Statistical Set Up
As of 3.0A you can perform a statistical set up in the Purchasing
Information System. To do this, use reports RMCENEUA and RMCVISCP.
Description of report RMCENEUA
The report RMCENEUA processes the archived as well as the system-
residing documents. The report reads the documents that are selected in the selection screen and triggers the statistical set up.
Description of the selection parameters
- Information structures to be set up
Specify the information structures from the Purchasing Information System for which you want to perform a statistical set up.
For security reasons, the statistical data to be set up is first
written with the version into the information structures, which you
have specified. After the set up is completed, you can analyze the data
and then copy them into the actual version (report RMCVISCP, see below). This will ensure that the data that is already in the
information structure will not be overwritten.
All versions, that begin with '&(', are reserved for the statistical
set up. You can check the versions of an information structure via the
'Flexible analyses' or 'Standard analyses'. To analyze the data of the
reorganized version with the standard analyses, specify the parameter 'MCR' in your user master and assign it to the version of the
statistical set up as a value. The standard analyses will then read the data of the version that you have defined.
Specify the archive file from which the archived documents are to be
read. If you do not specify an archive file, the documents that reside in the system will then be read.
Specify the purchasing organization for which the statistical set up is to be performed.
With these parameters, you can restrict the number of documents that
are to be used for the statistical set up. Normally, all documents are
processed. For that reason, restrict the use of these parameters to tests and subsequent posting of incorrect documents.
In order to execute a statistical set up uninterrupted, you must assign
a run name for every report run, under which the status of the run is
permanently stored. The first and not yet processed document is
searched for using this name and processing then begins. In order to
avoid similarities in the names, you can check the run names in the table 'TMCW1' via the transaction SE16.
This indiactor allows you to control the document processing. It will
only commence with the first selected document if there is an entry for a set up under the run names that are used.
Mit diesen Paramtern können Sie einstellen, wann der Neuaufbau beendet sein soll.
- Date and time of termination
You can determine when the statistics set up will end with these parameters.
Termination when time out
With this indicator you can ensure that when the report reaches the
- termination date, it does not end normally, but rather terminates.
- Redetermining the update group
Here you can ensure that the update group is redetermined according to
the settings in purchasing under Customizing for the documents that are processed during the statistics set up.
This indicator ensures that the update groups which are redetermined in
the residing documents are copied. The advantage of this is that if a
change is made in a document, the current update group is referred to
when updating this change. This is particularly important if the Customizing settings have been changed.
In order to prevent residing orders from being changed during a
statistics set up of the information structures, you can select 'Block
all documents'. For tests which run in parallel to the operative
operation, it might be advantageous not to use the block function. When
processing archives, the blocking function is not used. If the
parameter 'Update documents' is selected, the report will then try to block all of the residing documents.
This indicator will establish that the set up does not occur locally, but is rather distributed up over other systems via ALE.
Specify the name of the logical target system if the set up is only to
be distibuted within this system. If no logical target system has been
specified, the statistical data for setting up will be distributed amongall of the known systems.
Description of the report RMCVISCP
The report RMCVISCP is designed to copy or delete versions, under
which statistical data has been saved.
The data version "000" contains the so-called actual data, that is, the
data which is written was written into the information structure by
statistical update process. The versions that begin with "&(" are
designed to store temporary results, which are created when statistically setting up an info
Planning data is stored under all other versions.
The statistical set up of an information structure is carried out as
the online update, the difference being that the data is not first
written into the "000" version, but rather into any version that beings
with "&(". Only after completion are the data copied into this version.
Description of the selection parameters
specifies, for which information structures a version should be copied or deleted.
determines, which version should be copied.
determines into which version will be copied. Data that have already been stored in the target verison, are deleted.
Descriptive text for the target version
This indicator gives you control to delete instead of copy a version.
specifies which version should be deleted.
specifies the time period for which the data is to be copied or deleted.
It is recommended that you let the report run in the background for the
statistical set up of the Purchasing Information System. In addition,
before starting the set up, you should save the actual data that was in
the information structures until now in another version (report RMCVISCP).
Changes in procedure
In order to execute the statistical data set up, procede as follows:
1. From the main menu, select System -> Services -> Reporting
2. Carry out the programs in the following sequence:
a) RMCVISCP: Copy the actual data that is in the system (recommendation)
b) RMCVISCP: Delete the version in which the documents are to be set up.
c) RMCENEUA: Statistical set up of the purchasing documents.
d) RMCVISCP: Copy the set up data into the actual data.
Specify the program name and execute the program. A selection screen
will appear. Specify the desired selection screen and execute the program.