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Retail Demand Forecasting: Cloning FAQ's (Doc ID 735424.1)

Last updated on MAY 04, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting - Version 12.1 and later
Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server - Version 12.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance July-2013


This high-level document outlines and answers some commonly asked questions regarding the Cloning functionality made available in Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting (RDF), version 12.1. 

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 What is Cloning?
Why develop the cloning process?
How does cloning differ from Like SKU/Sister Store (“pre-cloning”) functionality?
When should Cloning be considered instead of Like SKU/Sister Store functionality?
What other functional details are important regarding Cloning?

Is item/location assignment and mapping performed from the primary domain or the local domains? What about the act of cloning itself?
Can cloning be performed from within a workbook rather than in batch?
How is the cloning workbook created?
Can a higher level in the merchandise hierarchy than SKU be cloned (for instance, DEPT)?

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