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What Is the Calculation Logic When the Type of Need Is Proportional? (Doc ID 1923251.1)

Last updated on APRIL 11, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Retail Allocation - Version 13.3 and later
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In Oracle Retail Allocation, when the type of need is 'Proportional', the allocated quantity looks incorrect. Can we get some clarification on how allocations are calculated based on proportional need?


  1. Create an allocation for one item with two locations.
  2. Select the Rule as 'History'.  The need is 'Proportional'.  Allocate To value is 'Net Need'.
  3. Calculate.
  4. Observe the total available quantity and the allocated quantity for both the locations.

    Expected:  If the Allocated To value is 'Gross Need', the quantity allocated is exactly proportionate to the Gross Need.  We expected the same for type 'Net Need', as well.
    Actual:  Allocated quantity is not proportionate to the Net Need calculated.


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