Time ranges are used as a dimension in modules to enable the analysis of time-based data over a specified number of years, at a selected granularity.
Time ranges are measured in units of a fiscal year. They are not tied to the current fiscal year, or to the number of past or future years configured for the Model Calendar. The start point of a time range is tied to the Fiscal Year Start Month of the Model Calendar. If this value is changed, all time ranges will realign accordingly.
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. 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.
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