Partner Cost Object Dimension


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Elements in the Partner Cost Object dimension represent service relationships to other cost objects within the group. The dimension breaks service relationships down by an arbitrary hierarchy (e.g. products or projects).  The hierarchy between the root element All Partner Cost Objects and the individual partner cost objects can be organized to match organizational requirements. These service relationships are required for internal activity allocation between cost objects. 

Mandatory elements in this dimensions are as follows:



All Partner Cost ​Objects

Root element summarizing all base elements, showing 100% of the business.


The NA (not applicable) element of the dimension to hold data that are not broken down by partner cost object. Must be a child of All Partner Cost Objects. This is also the default write element of this dimension. This element is also used for business relationships with external partners.


Grouping of unexpected elements found during the data load. Must be a child of All Partner Cost Objects. This is the default parent element of this dimension.

The dimension must have additional base elements to hold data that is not broken down by partner cost object.

The cost object elements can be configured through their attributes:

 Attribute   Definition
Name  Readable name of the partner cost object. Localized translations can be provided. This attribute is visible in the report. There is no hard-coded behavior implemented in this name. (string)
ID_Name  Combination of the element name a dash (“ – “) and the localized name attribute. (calculated, string)
Manager Should contain the responsible manager, at least for the base elements.