Time Periods in Consolidated Parents and Child Entities

The analysis length and time period detail level should be the same for all files in the consolidation. To ensure the integrity of the consolidation, the time period information in the consolidated parent is compared to the time period information in the child entities as they are consolidated.

Several time period conditions could affect the results of consolidations:

  • Uneven time periods are time periods exist in child entities the consolidated parent, but not in both. Depending on the condition, data may or may not be included in the consolidation See Uneven Time Periods.

  • Mismatched historical and forecast period boundaries occur when the files in the consolidation do not match the last historical period. See Uneven Fiscal Year Ends.

  • Uneven fiscal year ends exist when the year ends of the files in the consolidation do not match, and stops consolidating. See Mismatched Historical and Forecast Period Boundaries.

  • Different levels of time detail occur when one or more files in the consolidation have different time dimensions than the other files. Some differences are acceptable, while others stop consolidating. See Differing Levels of Time Detail.

  • Subperiods must be consistent between the child entities and the consolidation parent to be included in the consolidation. If they are not, consolidating could stop. See Mismatched Subperiods.