The effect of this function is that the system only locks the key figures of a planning area that are being processed in data views. The key figure specific lock can be used as an enhancement of the detailed lock or of the liveCache lock.
● You are working with demand planning (DP) planning areas.
● You have set the Detailed Lock or liveCache Lock indicator on the Locking tab page in planning area maintenance.
If you have activated the key figure specific lock for a planning area, two users can work with the same selection. A prerequisite for this is that both users are working in different data views that do not contain shared key figures.
When you use the key figure specific lock, you can also set the Do not lock read-only key figures indicator so that the system does not lock read-only key figures. This enables multiple users to select the same read-only key figures of a planning area. A prerequisite for this is that the respective data views do not contain any key figures that have already been locked.
In general you can change the Read-Only/Change attribute of a key figure by using a macro. However, this is not possible if you want to change a read-only key figure of a planning area for which there is no active key figure specific lock and in which the read-only key figures are not locked.
To activate the key figure specific lock for a planning area, in planning area maintenance, you set the key figure specific lock indicator on the Locking tab page. In addition to this indicator, you can also set the Do not lock read-only key figures indicator here.