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modeling 16 period in time dimension

Dear Experts,

I have worked on BPC for a few projects now. But the current project retrieves data from SAP ECC. As you know, ECC could has 16 period (12 calendar periods + 4 speicial periods). Could you please enlighten me on how to model 16 periods in time dimensions? any special treatment needs to be taken for the measures? a real time dimension sample will be highly appreciated

Many thanks in advance

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    Posted on Aug 23, 2011 at 04:57 PM

    Hi,

    We have mapped all the special periods to period 12 in BPC. The conversion file for time would look like below. You can have only 12 periods in BPC, so you have to map your special periods to period 12. Hope it answers your query.

    2010012	2011.MAR
    2010013	2011.MAR
    2010014	2011.MAR
    2010015	2011.MAR
    2010016	2011.MAR

    Thanks,

    Sreeni

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    Posted on Aug 23, 2011 at 05:34 PM

    In BPC there is only 12 periods and no 16 period concepts so far.

    So you have to address this issue in mapping/transformation file if at all the 13th to 16th data has to be udpated to BPC.

    If you have the YTD type of consolidaiton applicaiton then you have manually delete the period 12 balance and load the period 13 to 16 respectively.

    This is one option thought about in earlier implementation.

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