Negative values in DP planning books
I´m working with SCM APO 5.1 and as far as I´m concerned it´s not possible to input negative values in DP planning books if you are forecasting the demand forecast manually right?
Dan Hofstatter replied
You do not need to deactivate the planning area to change this flag (at least, not in APO 5.0). When you change the setting, the system will lock the planning area and run a series of consistency checks. The time it takes will depend on your system, so try it out in a development system before doing it in production (this assumes that you wouldn't transport the entire planning area for a small change like this).
We ran into a weird problem when testing this in our QA environment. We found that the system was throwing a number of errors when trying to restore the planning area from a back-up cube. The errors were related directly to the key figure that had the 'negatives not allowed' flag. When we removed the flag, we were able to restore from the back-up cube without any problem, so be sure to test this in your DEV or QA environment.
Good to see Hari V here on the forums -- he worked on our DP config a while back!