When you create configurable calculations, you can enable the Auto Create Blocks option to have the system automatically create missing blocks. This can resolve issues with missing data when you run configurable calculations.
This option applies to non-Extended Dimension applications only.
If you are using Bottom-Up processing (@CALCMODE(BOTTOMUP) in your custom calculation, do not enable Auto Create Blocks for that custom calculation. Bottom-Up processing (@CALCMODE(BOTTOMUP) and Auto Create Blocks are mutually exclusive features.
The system creates a data block for each unique combination of Sparse standard dimension members. The data block represents all the Dense dimension members for its combination of Sparse dimension members.
Assume you have four dimensions in your application:
Table 18-1 Example of Dimensions
|S. No.||Dimension||Type||Members||Total Members|
The application has six Sparse and two Dense members. Assume all Sparse members are of the Stored type.
All members of a Dense dimension constitute a block. So a block for this application will look like this:
Data for ‘Sales’
Data for ‘Cash'
This type of block will exist for each combination of stored Sparse members in your application:
Table 18-2 Example Block
|1||Actual||FY17||Jan||Sales (#Missing)||Cash (#Missing|
|2||Actual||FY17||Feb||Sales (#Missing)||Cash (#Missing|
|3||Actual||FY18||Jan||Sales (#Missing)||Cash (#Missing|
|4||Actual||FY18||Feb||Sales (#Missing)||Cash (#Missing|
|5||Budget||FY17||Jan||Sales (#Missing)||Cash (#Missing|
|6||Budget||FY17||Feb||Sales (#Missing)||Cash (#Missing|
|7||Budget||FY18||Jan||Sales (#Missing)||Cash (#Missing|
|8||Budget||FY18||Feb||Sales (#Missing)||Cash (#Missing|
So your application has a total of eight blocks. As a general rule:
Total number of blocks = Product of all STORED sparse members of your application
In this application example, 2 members from Scenario x 2 members from Year x 2 members from Period = 8 blocks
Financial Consolidation and Close internally creates blocks in advance for consolidation during the consolidation script generation. When you create additional configurable calculations, some additional blocks may need to be created. When you enable Auto Create Blocks, missing blocks will be automatically created by the system.
Enabling the Auto Create Blocks option may affect calculation performance.