#create_time_periods=

Use “yes” or “1,” and import creates a time structure. If you select this option, #time row of the ASCII file defines the time structure. Use “no” or “0” not to create the time structure.

Creating the time structure in an open template discards the time structure of the current file and replaces it with the structure of the ASCII file.

If you create time periods, Strategic Finance sets the historical/forecast boundary to the last period in the import file. That is, use this feature to import historical data. You can move the historical/forecast boundary manually.

To set the number of years to use in the historical average calculation, add a row in the ASCII file for v2.00.240, the variable that holds the value.