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Function documentation Data View Design Functions Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


To create your own design for a data view in a planning book, you can use the following functions. You access these functions by choosing Design mode in interactive planning.



Click on the top left cell with the right mouse button to pull down a context menu with the following functions. These functions apply to the table as a whole.


Choose this function

Use enhanced scroll functions that scroll by several lines/once at once, thus improving performance.

Navigation bar


Switch the position of rows and columns.

Switch columns/rows

Display the same periods in the table and the graphic. When you scroll in the table the graphic moves correspondingly.
You must have enabled the navigation bar to use this function.

Synchronize table/graphic

Alter the width of columns and the height of rows (if you have enabled this function).

Enable resize

View column and row headings in a three-dimensional display.

3D display

Enhance performance.

You can use this option if you entered a planning buckets profile for history in the planning book.

If you do not select this function, the historical periods in which data cannot be changed are grayed out. This graying out costs system performance. You select this function to prevent the graying out of unchangeable periods. The periods themselves remain changeable. You receive a system message if you try to change them.

Hide display of history

Change the color of the gridlines in the table.

Grid color

Display a graphic by default when you open the interactive planning screen.


Hide rows in this view or show hidden rows.

Manage hidden rows



Click on a row heading with the right mouse button to pull down a context menu with the following functions for individual rows and selected rows.


Choose this function

Delete the current row.

Delete row

Cancel the grouping of rows of which this row is the master row (see the explanation of Group below).

Cancel grouping

Hide the selected row (to show it again, use the Manage hidden rows function explained above).


Delete the selected row from this view.


Define the selected row so that can data can be displayed in it, but not changed.

Output only

Cancel the Output only function for the selected row.


Define the fill-in color of the selected row.

Background color

Note: It is not possible to change the color of rows that are Output only.

Define the color of the font in the selected row.

Foreground color

Note: It is not possible to change the color of rows that are Output only.

Change the number of decimal places displayed for the selected row.

Decimal places

Prefix a row heading with an icon (the icon does not affect the way data is managed in the system).


Delete the icon that is attached to the heading of the selected row.

Delete icons

Set the standard row height for the selected row.

Default row height

Set the standard row width for the selected row.

Default row width

Set the standard row attributes for the selected row.

Default row attributes

Show the selected row in the graphic.

Show in graphic

Hide the selected row in the graphic.

Hide in graphic

Group together the selected rows (at least two) behind a master row. The planner can expand and collapse the grouping by clicking on the Expand and Collapse icons in the interactive planning table.




Click on a column heading with the right mouse button to be able to set the standard column width and/or the standard column height. These functions apply to the selected columns.


It is not possible to move columns to different positions in the grid, even if you first switch the position of rows and columns.


Application Toolbar


Select this pushbutton

Create a planning book

Create planning book

Change a planning book (for example, by adding a new view)

Change planning book

Define that the table or the graphic or both appear by default when you open the planning book and view (you can still switch between the two interactively)


Define whether the table and graphic are displayed side by side or with the table above the graphic (this setting can be different for different grids)


Personalize the interactive planning toolbar (this function is active if one or more of the Supply Network Planning applications were selected when the planning book was created)


Show/hide existing icons in rows



Table Toolbar



Return to live mode, first saving the current design

Change live/design mode

Save the current design of the graphic (you must choose this function if you have made changes to the graphic but not to the table design; for example, if you have changed the color setting of a line in the graphic)

Save graphic setting

Define macros for all the views in a planning book

MacroBuilder => Planning book

Define macros for one data view

MacroBuilder => Data view



See Functions of the Graphic in Interactive Planning.


Returning to Interactive Planning

To return to interactive planning, choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text. A dialog box appears in which you can decide whether to save individual objects or all changes. Alternatively you can exit without changing (in this case choose Continue without saving).

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