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Maintain Heuristics in SAP

Updated Dec 17, 2022

In this SAP HR tutorial, you will learn step-by-step processes for how to define heuristics in your SAP system with proper screenshots.

What is Heuristics?

In SAP PP, a heuristic is a planning function that executes planning for selected objects (products, resources, operations, or line networks, depending on the planning focus).

How to Define Heuristics in SAP?

Please follow the steps below to define the breakdown categories in your sap system:

Execute t-code SPRO in the SAP command field as shown in the image below.


Next click on the SAP Reference IMG button to next screen

SAP Reference IMG

Now navigate to the following SAP menu:

SPRO > SAP Reference IMG > Advanced Planning > Heuristics > Maintain Heuristics

IMG path

Next on  Change Heuristics screen, you will see the list of all previously defined heuristics in your SAP system.


Now click the New Entries button to define new heuristics in your SAP system.

New Enteries

Next on the new entries screen enter the following details for the new heuristic settings:


Once all the details are entered click the Save icon to save the new heuristic settings.


Next, select your Customization Request id and press Enter to proceed

customization request

A message Data was saved will appear at the bottom of your screen

Data was saved

You have successfully created a new Heuristic in your SAP system.