Tuesday, April 30, 2024

aDSO: Validity and Reference-Point tables

As mentioned in my post Storage data target type in BW Request Management there are several tables that store data for aDSO objects. Except those very well know like active, inbound, change log tables there are also others.

In case the aDSO is type of Inventory:

There are also below two tables available (followed by namespace):

Validity Table: /BIC/A<technical name>4

Reference Point Table: /BIC/A<technical name>5


A purpose of the inventory-enabled aDSO is to manage noncumulative key figures. A non-cumulative measure, in the context of data analysis or statistics, refers to a metric or variable that does not accumulate or aggregate over time or across categories. In other words, it represents a single point or snapshot value rather than a total or sum.

E.g. if there is a need to analyzing sales data for a particular day, the number of units sold on that day would be a non-cumulative measure. It doesn't consider sales from previous days; it just reflects the sales for that specific day.

Non-cumulative measures are often used when you need to examine data at a specific point in time or within a specific category without considering historical or cumulative values. They are particularly useful for analyzing trends, patterns, or comparisons within discrete units of analysis.

The tables are available also via t-code RSMNG in Utilities menu: Display Validity tab and Reference-Point tab:

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