SAP Extract Forecasting Parameters (MPOP Structure)

SAP MPOP structure is not a real table, and is not directly accessible, for example using SE16N (Fig 1).

Therefore, if we want to extract Material Master’s MPOP data for a given set of materials, it must be done by accessing several tables, MAPR (Fig 2) and PROP (Fig 3), which contains information from the Material Master’s Forecasting view (Fig 4).

First, we must look for PNUM1 pointer corresponding to the Plant / Material in MAPR table (Fig 5), and, then, use it in PROP‘s table PNUM1 field (Fig 6), various Forecasting parameters versions will be detailed.

We finally have to select the highest History number, HSNUM parameter sequentially assigned, in order to get active forecasting parameters.

It is then quite simple, in SQVI, to create a Table join view, add tables MAPR and PROP, to display and extract our MPOP data.

These table keys might be useful in order to link the two tables MAPR and PROP together:

MAPR table - Material Index for Forecast (Fig 7)

Material MATNR
Pointer parameters PNUM1

PROP table - Forecast parameters (Fig 8)

Pointer parameters PNUM1
History number HSNUM
Version VERSP

PROP fields displayed by default in MM03 Forecasting view (Fig 4) and coming from MPOP :

Number of periods required

PERAN Historical periods
ANZPR Forecast periods
PERIO Periods per season
PERIN Initialization pds
FIMON Fixed periods

Control data

KZINI Initialization
SIGGR Tracking limit
MODAW Model selection
MODAV Selection procedure
KZPAR Param.optimization
OPGRA Optimization level
GEWGR Weighting group
ALPHA Alpha factor
BETA1 Beta factor
GAMMA Gamma factor
DELTA Delta factor
Full detail of MPOP Structure is available online[1]

With an SQVI in SAP you will be able to see the SAP forecast table content by simply creating a table join and adding the two tables MAPR and PROP, and then executing the table join.

The layout can then be exported to Excel or as a text file, or be printed.

SAP Material Master forecasting view table extraction

If too many fields are selected, you can change the ones displayed in the current export layout by changing the current layout and selecting the fields to be displayed from the SAP Material Master forecasting views table join.

For example, you might be more interested in the forecast lower limit and forecast upper limit fields, than in the fiscal year variant.

Selecting the right fields to display in the layout will also make it easier to print and share your SAP forecast table data extraction.

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He is an international SAP ERP implementation facilitator. He worked more than 10 years in international ERP project management, global supply chain perfection, financial optimization, and SAP ERP project deployment. He made business transformation possible in various industries, such as Logistics, Cosmetics, Consumer Goods, Beauty Care, or Fashion, in many countries around the globe.

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lupusbabex05F, 2018-08-19
slovenskaZ, 2018-08-19
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