Example: Creating a Form (CO-PA)
If you choose Characteristics, the system displays a list of characteristics you can choose from. Select as many as you wish from this list. As you continue defining your form, the system will ask you to specify a characteristic, an predefined element or a formula for each column you define. The value fields and the elements of the line structure will go in the rows.
If you choose Value fields, the system displays a list of value fields to choose from. As you continue defining your form, you will need to specify a value field, a predefined element or a formula for each column you define.
If you are working in costing-based CO-PA and you choose Element of a line structure, the system displays a list of all the line structures. Choose one from this list. Then the system displays the elements of that line structure, and you can choose one from that list. As you continue processing your form the system will require you to choose a value field, a predefined element or a formula for each column.
In this example, we will choose Value fields.
In account-based analysis, if you choose a value field whose currency is dependent on a certain characteristic (such as Value in segment currency), the system automatically selects that characteristic. You can select as many characteristics as you wish.
If you want to specify fixed characteristic values, enter either an individual value or an interval. You can also enter several individual values or intervals by choosing the pushbutton More...
In account-based analysis, you must specify a single value for a characteristic which determines the currency of a selected value field. You are not allowed to enter an interval.
If you change a characteristic value which you already entered, you can update the text display using Refresh. Using Delete you can remove one of the characteristics.
In account-based analysis, if you define more than one element with a value field whose currency is determined by the value of a characteristic, you can enter a different value of that characteristic in each element. That way you can display different currencies next to each other in the same report.