Time Periods

Global Assumptions handles the global and target file time periods as follows:

  • If the highest level of detail used in the global file is months, target files can be in months, quarters, or years.

  • If the highest level of detail used in the source file is quarters, target files can be in quarters or years. When the global file has more detail than target files, the yearly amounts in the global file are calculated aggregate amounts. Global Assumptions handles this:

    • If the global file is calculated, Global Assumptions exports output values as currency overrides, because the global file contains no inputs corresponding to target file time periods. This ensures the correct output.

    • If the global file is not calculated, Strategic Finance logs an error.

  • If the highest level of detail in the source file is years, target files can only be in years.

  • The fiscal year end of the target and source files must match.

  • Number of days in the subperiods of the target and source files must match.

  • The historical/forecast boundary of the target and source files must match.

  • If the source file has more periods than the target file, the extra periods in the source file are ignored.