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#### The Origin of Formula Parameter Values

A formula is identified by its
*formula key*
. It is composed of
*formula parameters*
that are identified by
*parameter IDs*
.

You create formula parameters and formulas in Customizing for
*work centers*
:

Formula parameter in

*Define formula parameters for work centers*

Formulas in

*Define formulas for work centers*

You assign each formula parameter to a data field in the work center or routing. When the formula is evaluated, each formula parameter has the value that you have entered in the corresponding data field.

You must enter the origin of every formula parameter in Customizing. The origin controls the assignment of formula parameters to data fields. According to its origin a formula parameter is either automatically assigned to a data field or you have to enter a field name as well as the origin.

You can refer to formula parameters in work centers or routings either by the parameter ID or by the key word, which you have to assign to every formula parameter in Customizing. This key word appears with the assigned field in the work center or routings screen.

Formula parameter values can have the following origins:

*Standard value*

With the help of the standard value key you can assign up to six formula parameters for standard values to a work center and consequently to an operation in a routing.

*Formula constants in the work center*

You can assign a constant value and a unit to up to six work center constants.

*General formula constants*

You assign general formula constants a fixed value and an unit in Customizing for
*Formula parameters*

*General operation value*

The formula parameter is linked to a data field in the general operation data. Typical fields are:

Lot size

Base quantity

Number of splits (partial lots)

Number of employees

If formula parameters have this origin, you must enter the corresponding field names in Customizing.

*User-defined field in the operation*

The value of a user-defined field in the operation is assigned to the formula parameter.

In this case the
*user-field key*
also controls the assignment of the formula parameter to the data field by making two data fields available for formula parameters. You define user-field keys in Customizing
*Routings*
under
*Create*
*user-defined fields*
The key words, with which the data fields are labeled in the operation, are not defined in the formula parameter directly, but in the
*user-field key.*

*Field in production resource/tool (PRT) assignment*

You assign a data field in the production resource/tool assignment to the formula parameter, for example:

the quantity of the PRT

the usage value of the PRT

*Production resource/tool constants*

You assign constant values to the formula parameters in the PRT master record.

These formula parameters can only be used in formulas for PRT management.