Specifying Parent Scenarios for Consolidation and Specifying the Default Contributing Scenarios in Children

  To specify or create consolidation parent receiving scenarios:

  1. Open a consolidation structure.

  2. Select the parent entity.

  3. In Scenario, select <New Parent Scenario>.

  4. Under Scenario to Add, select an option to determine the consolidation scenario:

    • To use a scenario, select Existing Parent Scenario to Consolidate, and select a scenario.

    • To create a scenario, select Add New Scenario to Parent and enter a name.

  5. Under Scenario to Contribute from Children, select a default scenario for child entities to the contribute:

    • To use the same scenario from the children as the consolidation scenario in the parent, select Use Parent Scenario. These rules apply:

      • Contributing scenarios are assigned to entities in a top-down manner.

      • For child entities that are intermediate parents:

        • If Existing Parent Scenario to Consolidate applies and the intermediate parent entity contains the corresponding scenario, that scenario consolidates.

        • If Existing Parent Scenario to Consolidate applies and the intermediate parent entity does not contain the corresponding scenario, the Base scenario consolidates.

        • If Add New Scenario to Parent applies and the intermediate parent entity does not contain the corresponding scenario, it creates that scenario within the entity for consolidation.

      • For child entities with no children:

        • If they contain the corresponding scenario, that scenario consolidates.

        • If they do not contain the corresponding scenario, it defaults to Base for consolidation.

    • Select Use Current Contributing Scenarios to retain the current contributing scenarios for each child while in a parent scenario.

  6. Click OK.