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Dimension member formulas - 255 character limit

Hello Experts,

We have a requirement on our current project to include dimension member formulas in the account dimension to calculate the "Days of Inventory Outstanding" on the fly. The formula for this is:

Current month DIO = (Current month Inventories / Sum of Cost of Sales for past 6 months) * 180.

When I use the "[TIME].CURRENTMEMBER.LAG(1), [ACCOUNT].[MEMBER])" syntax to retrieve the COS values for the past 6 months, I am exceeding the 255 character limit on the dimension formula.

Is there a way for us to increase the character limit on the dimension member formulas?

If not, can you please provide any suggestions that can either help me write the formula in a different way?

Kindly provide guidance at your earliest convenience. Thanks in advance for your help.

Best regards,


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    Posted on May 20, 2013 at 09:44 PM

    Hi Vijay,

    In the screen where you define formulas on the right hand side you can see Options. It refers to a file stored in UJFS. There you can write as long formula as you want.


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  • Posted on May 20, 2013 at 03:57 PM

    Hi Vijay,

    Today there is no way to increase the 255 character limit, but you can skip [ACCOUNT] dimension reference in the formula.The member without dimension reference will be treated as ACCOUNT.

    B.R. Vadim

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