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:
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").
Access sequence Condition tables
ZZ01 1. 503 ("Material")
2. 504 ("Material group")
Create your CO-PA-specific condition tables.
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.