Maintain condition tables

In this step you define condition tables for Profitability Analysis (CO-PA).

Condition records in CO-PA are stored in CO-PA-specific condition tables whose key consists of specific combinations of characteristic values. Each condition table represents a different combination of characteristics and can be used by any number of conditions. (Different conditions may depend on the same characteristics, such as customer and product, in the same system.)

The key of the condition table consists of those characteristics that make up the key of the condition record.

To create a condition table, proceed as follows:

1. Specify a number between 501 and 999.
2. Enter a name for the condition table and double-click on the characteristics you want to use for the key.
3. Generate the table.

If desired, you can limit the period of validity of the condition table. If you do, all the condition records in this table are stored with this period of validity. The table must be a transparent table (table type "T").


1. You want to use the condition type KPRA, which grants a price reduction for certain combinations of customer and product, in a costing sheet. In this case, you would select the fields "Customer" and "Product" from the CO-PA field catalog for Table 501 (technical name: "A501"). If you wanted the price reduction to depend on the customer group, you would create a new condition table, 502 ("A502"), and enter the field "Customer group" from the field catalog.
2. You want to calculate a percentage value based on the value of the characteristic "Material group". However, for certain materials a different value percentage rate should be used. Only if the material sold is not one of these materials should the percentage be based on the material group.
To do this, you first need to create two condition tables: table 503 for the characteristic "Material" and table 504 for the characteristic "Material group". Then you can define an access sequence ZZ01 that accesses these tables -- first table 503 (since the material should have higher priority), and then table 504. Once you have then assigned this access sequence to a condition type, you can define condition records in these tables for that condition type.
		Access sequence			 Condition tables
			 ZZ01					 1. 503 ("Material")
										2. 504 ("Material group") 


Create your CO-PA-specific condition tables.

Additional information

You can use all the characteristics in Profitability Analysis -- in all operating concerns -- in the keys for condition tables. Thus if you have different characteristics that have the same text in different operating concerns, both of these characteristics appear in the field catalog. The fact that they have the same texts suggests that a double entry exists.

You should only use characteristics from the same operating concern in a condition table. You can use the function "Field attributes" to display the corresponding data element for a characteristic in the field catalog. By comparing this data element with the data element stored in table CE1xxxx (xxxx = operating concern) for that characteristic, you can see which operating concern the field belongs to.