In IP/BPS Characteristics Relationship is maintained to map content relationship between different characteristics without this being directly apparent from the technical modeling of the characteristics.Certain values of a characteristic correspond with certain values of the other characteristic as is the case, for example, with the characteristics cost center and controlling area does not emerge from this.
There are four Different types of Characteristics Relationship that can be maintained in BPS:
Attribute: The target characteristic is defined as the attribute of the basic characteristic (for example, the characteristic currency is an attribute of the characteristic controlling area).
*Exit: The values of the characteristics involved result from the implementation of the specified user exit. </li><li>Reference data: Valid combinations are transferred from reference data that you determine using a suitable selection. </li><li>Hierarchy: The characteristics involved are part of a hierarchy on the basic characteristic. *