1. Modeling
  2. Dimensions
  3. Time
  4. Time Ranges
  5. What is a time range

A time range is a user-defined contiguous range of time periods that can be applied to any module or line item to restrict the range of periods into which data can be entered or displayed. Defined in units of fiscal year, they determine the periods for which data will be stored, held in memory, and recalculated.

This helps reduce the sparsity that can occur if a high percentage of data combinations (intersections) in the data set's dimensions are not populated with data. Each time range is an independent entity with a Start Period and a defined Number of Periods in years.