Mismatched Historical and Forecast Period Boundaries

The last historical period in the consolidated parent defines the last historical period for the consolidation. The historical and forecast boundaries of both the consolidated and child entities are compared based on the system labels assigned to files when created or imported. If the historical and forecast boundaries are different, a warning message displays, but the consolidation finishes.

For example, if the child entity uses months and the last historical period is 5/96, the consolidated parent uses quarters and the last historical period is 2Q96 (or 6/96). Data from the child entity from the first forecast period (6/96) shifts to the last historical period in the consolidated parent.