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

Prerequisites

1. See Release of the Demand Plan to SNP.

2. Create a release profile.

3. Create an activity.

Procedure

  1. From the APO menu tree, 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 inital Create Planning Job screen appears.

  1. Enter the planning book and data view you specified in the activity, as well as the name of the planning version for which you want to run the job.
  1. Choose Planning jobs ® Execute.

The second Create Planning Job screen appears.

  1. Enter the activity you want to carry out in this job.
  2. Specify whether the system should generate a job log.

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One

If you want to use just one selection, set this indicator. In the field beside it, choose the selection ID using F4 Help. To display it, use the Display button.

Several

If you want to use more than one selection, set this indicator. Use the Select detail button to choose the selection IDs. The system carries out the job for all of the nodes in the chosen selections.

Select all

If you want to process data for all the plannable characteristic value combinations in the tree structure, set this indicator.

Aggregation level

Define the aggregation level as follows:

1. Click on Aggregation level.

2. Select the characteristic which, in your planning area represents products.

3. If your planning area contains a characteristic that represents locations, select also this characteristic.

4. Choose Enter.

 

The planning level at which the mass processing job is executed is determined by the aggregation level.

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

      Division

      Brand

      Product

      Plant (location)

      North

      Beverages

      GO

      A

      LOC1

      North

      Food

      POWER

      B

      LOC1

      South

      Ceramics

      FRAGILE

      D

      LOC2

      South

      Beverages

      GO

      A

      LOC2

      South

      Food

      BEAUTY

      C

      LOC2

       

    3. The system determines which characteristics are defined as the aggregation level. For example, if you define Product and Location as your aggregation level, the system releases data for:

Product

Plant (location)

A

LOC1

A

LOC2

B

LOC1

C

LOC2

D

LOC2

 

  1. Choose Planning job ® Save.
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