This trade-specific InfoObject is created as a reference characteristic to standard distribution channel InfoObject 0DISTR_CHAN. The Cost Allocation Distribution channel represents, together with the RMA Sales Organization, a additional grouping criteria of plants. The value can be maintained in the plant master data in ERP using transaction WB01. On the Valuation/Inventory Management tab, the Cost Allocation Sales Organization and Cost Allocation Distribution channel can be maintained. In BW these values are used to execute the cost allocation. The cost allocation process determines a set of plants for the allocation using the Cost Allocation Distribution Channel, and Cost Allocation sales organization as grouping criteria. The value of Cost Allocation Sales Organization and Cost Allocation Distribution channel is used and stored as an attribute in the plant master data InfoObject 0PLANT. The values can be determined using the trade foundation service class /RFT/CL_PLANT, PLANT_SINGLE_READ and is used to calculate a set of plants for the cost allocation process. The data type and length is CHAR 2.
The trade-specific characteristic can be maintained in ERP in the plant master data. On the Valuation/Inventory Management tab, a new field for entering the RMA distribution channel is available as of ERP EhP5. The value can be extracted to SAP BW using the existing DataSource 0RT_WRF1_ATTR. The DataSource is enhanced with additional trade/RMA-specific fields in the ERP EhP5 Rrelease. In SAP BW Business Content, the DataSource is connected to InfoSource 0RT_WRF1_ATTR. This InfoSource is used to finally upload the attribute information’s into InfoObject 0PLANT.
Available as of Release
BI Content 7.0/05, ERP EhP5