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About Forecasting User Properties
- When entering user properties or search specs for forecast administration, make sure that the quote symbols (') are not formatted to be directional. The beginning and ending quotations should appear identical. Formatting is automatically done by some editors, for example Microsoft Word, but such formatted quotes are not recognized by the Siebel parser.
- The Forecast 2000 - Forecast Item Detail business component is used internally by the forecast engine, while the Forecast 2000 - Forecast Item Detail Flat business component joins both the Forecast Item and Forecast Item Detail business components to form a flat view (the Forecast Item business component usually stores the non-numeric properties which can be shared by child details). In general, this means that new fields, and user properties referencing that field, should be added to both business components.
- The Forecast 2000 - Forecast Item business component is used internally by the forecast engine, while the Forecast 2000 - Forecast Item DynCol business component is used to display the Forecast Details spreadsheet. Each record in the Forecast Item DynCol business component corresponds to a row in the spreadsheet, with the child forecast details forming the dynamic columns (dates). For information on the dynamic columns user properties, see Modifying Spreadsheet Applets for Forecasting.