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Function documentation Graphics in Interactive Planning and Forecasting Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


There are three graphics available in interactive planning and forecasting. Different functions are available in each graphic.



Interactive Planning

You can display and edit the data for your selection as a graphic. You can either display it instead of the table or as well as the table.

For more details see Functions of the Graphic in Interactive Demand Planning.

Forecast View

In the forecast view you can display the graphic by choosing This graphic is explained in the accompanying text Show/hide table. On this graphic you can display all parameters that are available in the grid, the key figures and the forecast parameters Basic value, Trend, and Season. You select these parameters by choosing Settings ® Graphic Settings. On the dialog box that appears you can also define the scale of the x- and y-axes. Here you also make the settings for smoothing of manual changes. For details, refer to the F1 help. The graphic settings are user-specific and are valid for a planning area.


You can also change the settings for the graphic using the basis functions available from the context menu. However not all of the settings are saved when you leave the graphic.


You can convert any curve in the graphic to a straight line or fit it to a self-defined equation using the Business Add-In /SAPAPO/SDP_FCSTCURV. If you select a curve and then choose Convert Selected Curve, the system converts it a straight line (or the equation in the BAdI) and displays it as a separate line. It does this for the whole period as defined in the graphic settings. If you select Convert Selected Curve again, you can copy this line into the selected key figure, overwriting for instance the forecast results or any manual changes. To do so, choose Save Values.

If a key figure can be changed, you can change it in this view by using the drag&drop function. 

Manual Forecasting (Graphic Forecasting)

If you are using manual forecasting, you can work graphically. To do so, you must have selected Manual Forecast as the forecasting method in the forecast profile or on the Model tab page of the forecast view. After executing the forecast you can go to the graphic view by choosing This graphic is explained in the accompanying text Graph.. A graph appears with the forecast parameters, trend and seasonal index as well as a trend curve. This trend curve represents the forecast curve without seasonal effects. You can change the forecast parameters, basic value and trend index, by clicking on either end of the trend curve and moving the point up or down. The system automatically corrects the basic value and trend index. You cannot change the seasonal index in the graphic.

You can specify the period to be display on the lower Trend Curve section of the graphic settings dialog box which you access as above by choosing Settings ® Graphic Settings. If you select Manual Horizon, this must include the whole of the forecast horizon but can contain only part of the historical horizon.

See also:

Manual Forecast




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