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CO-PA planning for individual months and previous year with same layout

I would like to create a planning layout that uses a SINGLE value to define multiple period/year columns, which is driven by the value of the first period of the plan years.

The planning layout would look something like this:

2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011


I want to create a variable PER01 and use the following as my column definition

PER01 (JAN 2012)

PER01+1 (FEB 2012)

PER01+2 (MAR 2012)

PER01+11 (DEC 2012)

PER01-1 TO PER01-12 (TOTAL 2011)

What am I doing wrong in the following sequence?


1. Create local variable in transaction KEPM

Edit>Variable>Define variable

Here is my entry:

Characteristic Period/year (Characteistic PERIO)

Variable PER01 (Note zero-one, not oh-one)

Value from 001/2012 to 012/2012 or

001/2012 to 001/2012 or


What should be u201Cvalue fromu201D range be set to from the three above choices?


2. Create a planning level

Which of these is correct for the selection criteria for period/year range?

(X) PER01

(X) PER01 to PER01

(X) PER01 to PER12


3. Iu2019ve tried I think about all possible combinations and permutations of values and keep running into this error message:


Planning package can not be edited with planning layout

Planning layout has one or more variables for characteristic u201CPERIO.u201D These variables are given values from the selection criterion for the planning package. The selection criterion (single values and/or nterval) must match the variables.

The system tries to replace the variables in the planning layout with the selection criterion for the planning package. If for example, there is a variable for asingle value in the planning layout that is a planning characteristic, then the selection criterion must contain a single value. If there are two variables from the from and to value of an interval in the planning layout for a characteristic, then an interval must also exist in the selection criterion.

SAP course AC605 states that "Users will be prompted to enter the values for these variables when planning."

To date, I am not getting a popup to allow me to enter in period 001/2012. What am I missing/overlooking?



Former Member

Hi Bob

Welcome to SDN

Have you specified Fiscal Year in your Planning package selection?? I guess thats the reason

If you specified (And i guess you need to), any FY there, the values later on would be restricted to that FY only

Try to plan for them separately and see if it works... I guess thats the reason

br, Ajay M

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