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HCI DS - Data loading for Forecast / Future period


How do we load data for future periods using HCI?


We get data for KF1 @ Prod Loc Level for Current Month

P1 L1 100 2015-08-01 00:00:00

How do we populate this data for next 12 months.

I need 11 more records.

I don't want to create 11 new dataflows where I keep changing the month.

I was going through some of the predefined templates of Inventory / Demand data where I do see we get variable value for future period in preload script.

But how do we use it in postload script.




Couple of Solution for above problem:

1) As mentioned by Alecsandra, get and additional column.

     a) If data source is using FF, then create additional file with numbers from 0 to N(Forecast period)

      b) If data source is SAP system (APO / BI), we have 2 options.


          i)  Create Z table with 1 column and specify 0 to N

          ii)  Use 0CalMonth or 0CALDAY object to get 1 to 12 or 1 to 31 as a unique entry by developing split logic to get month / date. This is not the cleanest way / good design, but this also works if we dont have to develop any new Z table.

2) Enhance ABAP prog which is transported from D to Q to P for each ABAP DF.

Add logic of generating records for future. Strong documentation should be kept with project owner / stakeholder so that in case of enhancement in ABAP DF during support activities, prog is always appended with a prog which enables generating records for future months.



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