Month_YTD Dimension

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The Month_YTD dimension holds figures in monthly granularity. All figures are stored as Year-To-Date figures which is the range of beginning of the fiscal year until the end of each month. The dimension is created and maintained through the Time Editor.

Some of the settings are mandatory for the models to work correctly, as indicated in the table below:

Settings

Valid Options

Past

At least one year earlier than the current year in which actual figures are reported.

Future

At least three years later than the current year in which actual figures are reported.

Levels

Year-Month-Month_YTD or Year-Quarter-Month-Month_YTD

Fiscal Year Start

Empty or January: Reports use calendar year January – December
Note that other elements may be used to indicate the fiscal year, such as February, March, etc. Reports will use the fiscal year starting in the selected month.

Additional Elements

Additional Data Element on Year Level

Mandatory

Additional Global Data Element

Mandatory

Opening Period

Must be turned off

Special Periods

Optional; any selection is valid

Current Year Hierarchies

Year-To-Date

Not valid for a time dimension with YTD level.

Year-To-Go

Not valid for a time dimension with YTD level.

Quarter-To-Date

Not valid for a time dimension with YTD level.

Quarter-To-Go

Not valid for a time dimension with YTD level.

Rolling Months

Must be turned off

Full Parallel Hierarchies

This option Is not yet supported by the models – it must be turned off.

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