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User-specific changes in the validity table can only be made once the corresponding InfoCube has been activated.


The minimum and maximum loaded values of the time reference characteristic (for every feature of the validity table) are used as standard as a threshold for the validity period toolbar. You can also change the validity of the individual characteristic values independently of the data loaded.

The analytic manager works on the assumption that no changes to non-cumulative values ever occur outside the validity period. When a validity period is changed, you must therefore never shorten the validity period. You should always lengthen them by the time posted instead. Shortening the validity period can result in incorrect opening balances being found and incorrect figures being displayed.


  1. Call transaction RSDV

  2. The Report on Validity Slice Maintenance window appears. Enter the name of the InfoCube that you want to maintain the validity period for and press Execute.

  3. In the Editing the Validity Slice for Non-cumulative InfoCubes window, press Display/Change.

  4. You can now set the update method for each attribute for the lower ('from' mode) and upper ('to' mode) limits of the validity period. You have the following selection options:

    5) Attribute " "

    This is the standard setting, meaning that the minimum or maximum (time-related) loaded value is taken for every attribute.

    The current, valid value is displayed in the From (Fixed) field (for the start value) or the To (Fixed) field (for the end value). You cannot change these values.

    1) Attribute "F"

    You can specify a fixed start or end date here. Enter the values you want in the from fixed field (for the start value) or the to fixed field (for the end date).

    The input format must be adjusted to the corresponding time characteristic.


    If 0CALDAY is the time-reference characteristic, the input format has to correspond to the date/month/year format as specified in the global setting, for example 01.01.2000 or 2000/01/01. If 0CALMONTH is the time-reference characteristic, the input format must contain the corresponding month and year, for example 01.2000.

    1) Attribute "R"

    You can specify the interval thresholds relative to the current time here. Enter the values you want (positive or negative integers) in the from rel field (for the start value) and to rel field (for the end value). The specified values describe movement in units with time reference characteristics with reference to the current time.


    If '+1' is entered in the rel. to, field for time-reference characteristic 0CALDAY, the validity period threshold is the current next day. However, if 0CALMONTH is the time-reference characteristic, the threshold for the validity period is the following month.

  5. Save your entries.


The modified validity table is taken into account in reporting.