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Procedure documentation Creating Characteristics and Classes in SAP APO Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Use

You can create characteristics for characteristics-based forecasting in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) or you can use the characteristics from an ERP system.

Prerequisites

In Customizing for SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO), you have configured the classification system for characteristics for variant configuration. For more information, see the Implementation Guide (IMG) for Advanced Planning and Optimization under Basis Settings ® Define Configuration Schema (CDP or Variant Configuration).

Procedure

You first create a class to contain the characteristics.

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       1.      On the SAP Easy Access screen, choose Master Data ® Classification System ® Classes.

       2.      Maintain the initial data and the basic data.

For more information, see the SAP Library for mySAP ERP under SAP ERP Central Component ® Cross-Application Components ® Classification (CA-CL) ® Classification (CA-CL) ® Classes ® Creating, Changing, and Displaying Classes.

       3.      Choose the Char. tab page.

You now assign existing characteristics to the class, or you create new characteristics.

Creating New Characteristics

       4.      Enter a name for the new characteristic in the table.

       5.      Choose Enter.

A dialog box appears asking you whether you want to create the characteristic. Choose Yes.

       6.      Maintain the characteristic.

For more information, see the SAP Library for mySAP ERP under SAP ERP Central Component ® Cross-Application Components ® Classification (CA-CL) ® Classification (CA-CL) ® Characteristics ® Creating, Changing, and Displaying Characteristics.

Note

You cannot use multi-value characteristics in CBF.

       7.      Choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text to save the characteristic and return to maintenance of the class.

Assigning Existing Characteristics

       8.      In the table, choose an existing characteristic.

       9.      When you have finished editing the class and characteristics, save your data.

 

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