|Latest Software Component Version||SAP SCM 7.02|
|First Shipped With: Software Component Version||
|First Shipped With: Product Version||SAP SCM ES 5.0 - mySAP SCM enterprise services package 5.0|
|Point-to-Point Communication Enabled||
|Application Component for Customer Messages||SCM-APO-SPP-FCS|
|Related Web Service Definition||/SAPAPO/SPP_DFSCRTRC|
You can use the Create Demand Forecasts inbound operation to create a demand forecast for multiple location products..
You can use the Cancel Demand Forecast inbound operation to delete a demand forecast for a single location product. See also Manage Service Part Demand Forecast In and Query Service Part Demand Forecast In service interfaces.
When you create a demand forecast, the back-end system is supplied with new key figure values and new time series. The system gets these from the Service Parts Planning processor, which can be an external planning system. The new key figure values and time series can then be used to trigger further steps in the back-end system.
The Create Demand Forecasts request message accepts the following data as input:
Note that the same input is required for each location product for which the demand forecast is to be created.
If successful, the operation returns a confirmation message that includes the ID of the demand forecast and all key input data (per request message list above). If the operation is unsuccessful, no demand forecast is created in the back-end, and the operation returns an error message in the log.
In case of errors, one or multiple error messages are returned in the log of the response message, for example:
The BAdI for ESA-Service Demand Forecasts Create (/SAPAPO/SE_SPP_DFSCRTRC) Business Add-In (BAdI) is available for this operation.