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Planning bucket profile - ***TWO fiscal year variant *** complicated***

Former Member
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At my client we have 2 fiscal year variant.

RI Fiscal Year Variant (monthly - Periods are monthly with 12 period)

RM Weekly (with weekly period 52/53 period)

we have same fiscal year variant maintained in the SCM team as well.

so now we want our planning book to have 24 months in the period (monthly period ) from RI fiscal year variant

and out of these 24 first 3 period should be in period (weekly period) from RM fiscla year variant.

now the issue is

system expects me to go by Period> months> week --> day

but it wont expect period (RI) --> period (RM).

ie. system is not able to divide period in to period.

how can we handle this situation?

any suggestion?

Number of periods Basic periodicity Fiscal year variant of basic periodicity (optional) Display periodicity Fiscal year

variant of display

periodicity (optional)

24 P RI

3 P P RM


error i get:

Input error 5 in row 2: See long text

Long text

Input error 5 in row 2: See long text

Message no. /SAPAPO/MA840


The system cannot interpret one or more of your entries.


Note the error number in the error message short text and check it against the error description below:

001: The period indicator that you have entered is not available. To choose a valid period indicator, use F4 Help.

002: The fiscal year variant that you have entered does not exist. To choose a valid fiscal year indicator, use F4 Help.

003: Specify a fiscal year variant for this fiscal period.

004: Define the number of periods.

005: Enter a display periodicity that is smaller than the basic periodicity; for example, you can enter a display periodicity of 'W' if the basic periodicity is 'M'.

006: Enter a basic periodicity that is smaller than the one in the previous line.

007: Enter a number of periods for the basic periodicity such that one line represents a longer time than the next line. For example, if you specify on one line that the first month is displayed in weeks, you must not specify on the next line that the first 6 weeks are displayed in days, because 6 weeks are longer than 1 month.

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Former Member
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Hi Pravin,

In the time bucket profile the standard way to define is years<<months<<weeks<<days

so in your case scenario can be designed as shown:

24 Months

1month as weeks.

It is not prossible for 1 month to have a view of 3 weeks (21 days) only.

This feature is not supported by SAP and hence it gives error.

In time buckets you can cluster weeks in days, months in weeks /days, years in months/weeks/days

but those should be complete set. You cannot show it partially, thats why it is giving error.

e.g is in 24 months you can showcomplete month in weeks or days but not as 3weeks or 20 days.

u can define 24 months

1month as weeks

4 weeks as days

You cannot exceed above 4 weeks as in a month their exist maximum 4 weeks



Former Member
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hi Chetna,

i did understand what you said.

i am aware of that and i explained that earlier that.

Please understand my requirement and please provide suggestions if any.

Pravin Mukkawar