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Procedure documentation Creating a Release Profile Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Prerequisites

See Release of the Demand Plan to SNP.

Procedure

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       1.      On the SAP Easy Access screen, choose Advanced Planning and Optimization ®Demand Planning ®Environment ®Maintain Release Profiles.

       2.      On the Release Profile screen, enter a name for your release profile.

       3.      Choose Create.

In this field...

Enter

Planning Area

The name of the planning area in which the demand plan was created.

Key Figure

The InfoObject name of the key figure containing the demand plan. This must be a quantity key figure.

Trgt Plng Vers.

The planning version containing the SNP plan to which you wish to release the demand plan.

Daily Bkts Prfl

A planning buckets profile containing days if you wish the demand plan to be released in daily buckets. An entry in this field is optional. See also F1 Help.

Category

The category. An entry in this field is optional. Categories serve to group orders according to different kinds of stocks, goods receipts, goods issues and order types. Enter a category that represents orders or forecasts such as FA or FB. The system creates demand orders with reference to the category in the liveCache order area (also called Order liveCache). The category is determined during the release to SNP as follows:

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       1.      Has a category been entered in the release profile? If yes, this category is used.

       2.      If no, has a category been set in the definition of the requirements strategy in Customizing? (You define the product’s strategy in the Proposed strategy field of the Demand tab of the product master record.) If yes, this category is used.

       3.      If no, the category FA (forecasts) is used.

Product Char.

If the InfoObject in the source planning area that represents products is not 9AMATNR, enter here the InfoObject that does represent products.

Location Char.

If the InfoObject in the source planning area that represents locations is not 9ALOCNO, enter here the InfoObject that does represent locations.

Consumpn Group

If you are working with descriptive characteristics, you must enter a consumption group. Only then are the descriptive characteristics transferred to order liveCache. You can also specify whether forecasts are generated in order LiveCache for all values of the descriptive characteristics or just for specified values. If you select this option, a button appears with which you can access a selection box.

Create new orders

If you set this indicator, new order quantities are created in SNP when you release the demand plan from Demand Planning to SNP. The system ignores existing orders in the same SNP version for the same product, location and periods. This means that if you release to SNP twenty times, twenty separate orders are created in SNP.

If you do not set this indicator, existing order quantities in the same SNP version for the same product, location and periods are overwritten.

Set this indicator only in exceptional circumstances.

       4.      Choose Profile ® Save.

 

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