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Procedure documentation Creating a Planning Job Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Prerequisites

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       1.      Define a macro.

       2.      Create an activity.

Procedure

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       1.      From the SAP Easy Access screen, choose Demand Planning ® Planning ® Planning in the Background ® Create Demand Planning in the Background.

       2.      Enter a name and a short description for the planning job.

       3.      Choose Planning job ® Execute.

The Create Planning Job screen appears.

       4.      Enter the planning book and data view that you specified in the activity, as well as the name of the planning version for which you want to run this job.

       5.      Choose Planning Jobs ® Execute.

The Create Planning Job screen appears.

       6.      Enter the activity that you want to carry out in this job.

       7.      Specify whether the system should generate a job log.

       8.      Select the plannable characteristic values combinations for which you want the system to execute the macro:

Function

Meaning

One

The system executes the macro(s) for all plannable characteristic value combinations of one selection.

To see which plannable characteristic value combinations are contained in the selection, click the Display icon. This opens the Selection Table dialog box. where you have access to all existing selections. In addition, you can also create a new selection.

Several

The system executes the macro(s) for all plannable characteristic value combinations of several selections. To choose the selection IDs, click the Choose detail button.

Select all

The system executes the macro(s) for all plannable characteristic value combinations of the master planning object structure.

Aggregation level

Define the aggregation level as follows:

First choose Aggregation level. Then select the characteristics that correspond to the aggregation level on which you want the job to be carried out. The default level is the most detailed level. Then choose Enter.

       9.      Choose Job ® Save.

Example

The aggregation level can make a big difference to the macro results. This is clarified in following example:

Forecasted sales in millions of dollars are as follows:

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You record the following macro:

Operand

Operator

Operand

Result

Sales

+

1

Sales forecast

Scenario 1. You execute this macro at the division level and get the following result:

Operand

Operator

Operand

Result

100

+

1

101

The demand forecast for the division is 101 million dollars. This total is disaggregated to the product level.

Scenario 2. You execute the macro at the product level and get the following result:

Operand

Operator

Operand

Result

10

+

1

11

40

+

1

41

20

+

1

21

30

+

1

31

When these results are aggregated, the demand forecast for the division is 104 million dollars.

The aggregation level works as follows:

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       1.      The system determines which plannable characteristic value combinations are defined in the selection variant. For example:

Region

Division

Brand

Product

North

Beverages

GO

A

North

Food

POWER

B

South

Ceramics

FRAGILE

D

South

Beverages

GO

A

South

Food

BEAUTY

C

       2.      The system determines which characteristics are defined in the aggregation level. For example, if you define Product as your aggregation level, the system executes macros at product level for following products A, B, C, and D.

 

 

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