Creating InfoCubes for Use in Demand Planning
You can create InfoCubes manually as described below or use report program /SAPAPO/TS_PARAE_TO_ICUBE to generate a new InfoCube from the planning area automatically.
If asked by the system to choose between APO and BW, select BW. You never actively create APO InfoCubes.
Include 9AVERSION. The APO system is preconfigured to store planning versions in this characteristic.
SAP recommends that you include the same characteristics that you have in your master planning object structure. Do not include characteristics that you defined as
Include 9AMATNR for products and 9ALOCNO for locations. Characteristics prefixed with '9A' fall within the standard APO name range.
Use conversion routine PRODU for the characteristic that represents products.
You do not need to create dimensions for time characteristics, units or data packets; these are created automatically.
Select the characteristic(s) you want to assign, use the scroll buttons to select the dimension to which you wish to assign it (them), and click on Assign. For example, you might assign the characteristics Region and Customer to the Geography dimension, and the characteristics Product family, Brand and Product to the Product dimension.
Assign the characteristic 9AVERSION to a dimension named Version.
The Edit InfoCube: Time Characteristics screen appears.
Select time characteristics from the template. SAP recommends that you include the same time characteristics as you have for periodicities in the storage buckets profile of the planning area.
The Edit InfoCube: Key Figures screen appears.
Select from the template the key figures you want to include in your InfoCube and copy them to the InfoCube using the Transfer fields button.
If you wish to use this InfoCube to back up planning data as well as to store actual data, include all the key figures whose data you wish to be backed up. For information on data backup, seeExtracting Data from a Planning Area.
However, you should not use InfoCubes for storing your current planning data. The performance of the LiveCache is markedly better.
To create new key figures, choose Environment ® Key figures ® Create. For monetary amounts, select Amount, and enter the data type CURR and the unit/currency 0STAT_CURR or 0Currency. For quantities, select Quantity and enter the data type QUAN and the unit 0BASE_UOM or 0Unit.