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2722913 - Formula Collision: Formulas vs. CKFs (Amendments to SAP Note 2386430)


A BW query contains 2 structures:

  • In the characteristic structure a formula is used.
  • In the key figure structure a Calculated Key Figure (CKF) is used.

It is not clear if the calculation of the formula or the CKF is to be used. Moreover, it can happen that the behavior suddenly changes:

  1. Once the design of an involved formula/CKF is adjused (e.g. some formula logic or currency/unit conversion is being added or removed).
  2. Once a new Support Packages or BW Release is applied (containing SAP note 2386430).



  • SAP Netweaver 7.3
  • SAP Netweaver 7.4
  • SAP Netweaver 7.5


SAP BW/4HANA all versions ; SAP NetWeaver 7.3 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.4 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.5


Wrong formula result, collide, , KBA , BW-BEX-OT-OLAP , Analyzing Data , Problem

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