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2529372 - Float Type Key Figures


  • An amount or quantity key figure is defined with data type FLTP
  • When activate the key figure, a warining is raised: "Rounding inaccuracies occur with data type FLOAT for AMOUNT and QUANTITY" (R7B 136)
  • When check data in transaction LISTCUBE with DB aggregation, the FLTP key figure value has some deviation when run the data selection multiple times. The deviation could be:
    • the last digits has different values for a big number; or
    • a value should get 0, but get very small float number with different deviation back.
  • When the FLTP key figure is used in a planning scenario, very small key figure values that are not initial, such as -1.9876543209999999E-300, can get generated from reverse postings. When compressing cube with zero elimination, such small numbers can't be removed.
  • If an FLTP key figure is used in a planning Query as the reference of disaggregation, some extreme big values are received as the result. Because the norminator is a very small number, the value to be disaggregated is divided by this very small number and then allocated to each record. It can also happen that the query gets 0 as disaggregation result due to data overflow and an information is displayed: "Number entered for ... has too many digits" (BRAIN 217)



  • BW system independent.
  • Release independent.


SAP NetWeaver all versions


R7B136, BRAIN217 , KBA , BW-BEX-OT-OLAP , Analyzing Data , BW-PLA-IP , Integrated Planning , How To

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