In Release 4.0A upwards, you can plan ranges of characteristic value combinations as well as individual characteristic value combinations. For example, you can plan materials 1 to 3, 5, and 7-9, but not materials 4, 6, and 10. You specify these ranges in an extended selection screen before accessing the planning table. To activate this selection screen, set the Extended selection indicator in the planning type. This indicator is set automatically for any planning types that you created in Releases 3.0 and 3.1.
If you are planning an information structure without a planning type, the system offers you the extended selection screen automatically.