Occasionally, the standard analyses of Inventory Controlling have been observed to provide apparently incorrect results. If you repeatedly call a standard analysis in succession, the stock quantity and values change.
This also occurs with values of past periods in which no postings could have been made in theory.
Standard analyses in Inventory Controlling are carried out via compounded information structures. This means that stock key figures are determined via dynamic back calculation.This means that the contents of two information structures must be read during a standard analysis. The reading of the two information structures is carried out with a delay, although it is only a slight one.
In times of frequent posting, material postings when carrying out the analysis may have already 'updated' the stock structure (S032, for example), not however the movement structure (S031, for example). The above-mentioned phenomenon then occurs during back calculation.
The effect is intensified,
- if the update of one or more information structures is set to asynchronous.
- if a high aggregation is chosen through selection (for example, analysis on material type or plant). In that case, the evaluation must read many individual records (materials).The time between the Selects on the two information structures of course increases with the number of the records to be read.
There is none. SAP can only recommend Workarounds.
- Plan the standard analysis as a background job using the selection versions in times of infrequent posting.You can access the stored results of the selection versions afterwards.
- Attempt (in times of frequent posting) to make a narrow selection as possible during analyses, to only choose the materials you really want to see, for example.