Transfer of Historical Data for CBF
As in Demand Planning, you require historical data on which to base the forecast for CBF. This data is stored in an InfoCube in APO (or SAP BW). In general you can transfer data from an OLTP system, for instance SAP R/3, or using a flat file such as a Microsoft Excel file. The process for transferring data is basically the same as for Demand Planning (seeUpload Process). The following describes the special features for CBF.
In the InfoCube you must include special (BW) characteristics that form the connection to the CBF profile, table, and characteristics. These are:
You must also have installed the Plug-In
First read the Demand Planning documentation on theUpload Process.
There are two methods of structuring the InfoSource for CBF:
This has the disadvantage that you must create a BW characteristic for each CBF characteristic that you use.
Create an ODS object. It is possible to upload the data directly into an InfoCube. However due to the way configuration data are stored in R/3 it is not possible to use delta upload functions. Using an ODS object enables you to upload the delta to the Info Cube. For more details seeUpdating InfoCubes from Planning Areas.
The process is the same as in standard Demand Planning (seeDP Data Mart and Transferring Flat Files). However you must also define update rules to transform the data to the form listed above in the Prerequisites as above.