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difference between date as characteristic and KeyFigure

hi experts,

I was confused between to concept date as char and date as KeyFigure. Anyone pls tell me the purpose for using date as char vs date.

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    Posted on Sep 28, 2007 at 04:23 AM

    Hello Hieu

    When date is KF type you can use it in calculation ( Diff of two date) while in case of char type you use it for characteristic restriction or navigation in query....

    Thanks

    Tripple k

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi

      you can use filter on date having type KF also...in case of YTD and MTD...there are no. of ways to calculate the diff betn two date if they are Char or KF...but the context in which we use them are different....

      Like in sales query creation date is always a char type..because user want drill down and filter restriction..other dates are not required as nav. they are used in KF

      Thanks

      Tripple k