SAP provides the following standard distribution keys:
Used to enter values manually for each period.
Used to distribute the input value (annual plan value) equally across all plan periods.
Used to distribute the input value (annual plan value) according to the last distribution key used.
Interprets the input value as a percentage rate and multiplies it each period by the previous value.
Used to distribute period values not equal to zero to the subsequent empty periods.
Copies period values not equal to zero to the subsequent empty periods.
The SAP R/3 System differentiates between true distribution keys and input help.
The standard distribution keys 0, 3, 4, and 5 are input helps only. You change the entered parameters. The system does not save these distribution keys. This is so that new changes to the plan values can be avoided. Instead, it resets them to zero after use.
Copies a given period value to subsequent periods.
This distribution key has no effect on the manually planned values, as it is used on the period level. The distribution keys are, however, available on the annual level.
Used to distribute the input value (annual plan value) among the individual periods in line with the number of calendar days per period.
Can only be used in Cost Center Accounting for planning activity-dependent costs or activity-dependent statistical key figures.
The input value (annual plan value) is distributed in line with the activity quantity planned on the cost center.
The R/3 System uses only those activity quantities planned at the time of the distribution key’s use. If you change activity quantities later or copy plan values to another version, the R/3 System does not automatically carry out new distributions.