Is it possible to use 1 var for 2 planning areas? I understand it is area-specific but would like to find out if this is possible so that I can minimize the number of variables to use.
Thanking you in advance.
the how-to paper for variable exits is a starting point. However, there's a complete solution for global BPS variables available in another how-to.
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I don't think so.. If you want to do so, implement a multi-area and develop there your Planning application.
Another way to "share" the value of the variable is to use userexits in the 2nd area that are filled with the content of the variable of the 1st. If you use the same name in both area there shouldn't be too much confusion