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Define Distribution Key in SAP?

This SAP PP (Production Planning) tutorial guides users through the step-by-step process define the distribution key in SAP HR with proper screenshots.

What is Define Distribution Key in SAP?

A distribution key in SAP Production Planning is a tool that is used in planning that enables SAP users to distribute an annual plan value over the plan periods according to their business requirements.

How to Define Distribution Key in SAP?

Please follow the steps below to create media in SAP HR:

Enter the t-code SPRO in the SAP command field and execute it


Next click on the SAP Reference IMG button to move to the next screen.

Reference IMG

Now follow the IMG path mentioned below:

IMG Path

On the Change View "Names of Distribution Types": Overview screen, you will see the list of previously defined distribution keys on your SAP screen.


Now click on New Entries to create a new distribution key.

New Enteries

Next on the next new entries screen, specify the following fields.

  • Distribution: Enter a unique code for the new distribution key.
  • Description: Enter a short description for the distribution key

Next, select the strategy and function as shown in the image below


Once all the fields are specified click on the Save button to save the configured data


Select your Customizing Request code and press Enter to move to the next screen.


A message data was saved will be displayed on the bottom of your screen.

Data was saved

You have successfully defined a distribution key ST on your SAP system.