Global ATP / OLTP Interface: CIF
The SAP APO Core Interface (APO CIF) is a standardized interface solution that enables you to integrate SAP APO with the SAP R/3. As an SAP R/3 add-on, APO CIF is part of the SAP R/3 Plug-In that interconnects all mySAP.com components with SAP R/3.
SAP APO Interview Questions and Answers
A Planning Version can be frozen and unfrozen using Function Module /SAPAPO/TS_PAREA_VERSIO_FREEZE so that no further changes to the planning version can be done.
Release Profile is used to release timeseries data from DP to SNP/PPDS. You need to define the DP Planning Area and time series key figure the data in which is released and the SNP Category Type (typically FA) to which data is released. You may maintain a Daily Buckets Profile it will define the number of working days (working days determined based on Shipping Calendar maintained for the location master) starting on and from the From Date if released online/ interactively or that many workdays of the planning horizon when release is carried out in the background. The Period Split (blank, 1 and 2) field in the SNP2 tab of the location-product master determines how the demand plan is released to SNP from DP (how bucketed data is disaggregated to the workdays).
What is the shortcut to change location type in APO?
Report /SAPAPO/CHECK_LOCATION_TYPE can be used to change location type (say from 1001 to 1002 or vice-versa) of existing locations in APO. The table to refer is /SAPAPO/LOCMAP. SAP does not recommend this process. Remark: Can you check if this works – cos I think you need to use/SAPAPO/CHANGE_LOCTYPE
How can a transaction be executed even when no authorization?
SE93 – Transaction code for Transaction Code E.g. CRC1 Create Resource has txn code CRAH. So if you do not have the authorization to create a resource you can use SE93 and enter txn CRAH and then the Test F8 button to go to the txn.
1 Loading text and master data
No, you should not have to create a custom data source to read the /SAPAO/* tables. You should be able to load text since 9ALOCNO has a text table and in Interactive Demand Planning, you then would be able to see both, the code and the text. – If you are using the standard SAP APO object 9ALOCNO, however, then you will indeed have no attributes since this InfoObject doesn’t have attributes defined and hence you can’t load any attributes (codes or texts). What you could do, however, create a new InfoObject, i.e. ZALOCNO, as a copy from 9ALOCNO and add the attributes you need for your planning scenario.
Use the BADI: /SAPAPO/SDP_MASTER exit for your purpose. This should solve your problem.
Global ATP / OLTP Interface: Screenshots from SAP
ATP in R/3
ATP in APO
It is possible to use the following documents for Global ATP: