About the Calendar

For 12 month calendars where you select something other than January for the First Month of Fiscal Year, you must also select the Fiscal Year Start Date. The selection of this parameter is critical for the correct creation of the Years dimension and the underlying calculations for periods.

The Fiscal Year Start Date option is also required for 13-period calendars in Planning modules.

Fiscal Year Start Date options:

  • Same Calendar Year. Set the fiscal year (FY) to start with the current calendar year (CY).

    For example, in a 12-month calendar, selecting the year 2024 with a starting period of Jun creates the starting year as FY24, defined as Jun-CY24 to May-CY25.

  • Previous Calendar Year. Set the fiscal year (FY) to start with the previous calendar year (CY).

    For example, in a 12-month calendar, selecting the year 2024 with a starting period of Jun creates the starting year as FY24, defined as Jun-CY23 to May-CY24.

The following table provides examples of how the First Month of Fiscal Year and the Fiscal Start Year options affect the calendar for the application, assuming the Fiscal Start Year is 2022.

Table 2-2 Examples of First Month of Fiscal Year and Fiscal Year Start Date Calendar Options for 12 Month Calendars

First Month of Fiscal Year Fiscal Year Start Date Period - Year Years Dimension
January Not applicable. This option is not available when January is selected as the first month of the fiscal year. Jan-CY22 to Dec-CY22 FY22
July Same Calendar Year Jul-CY22 to Jun-CY23 FY22
July Previous Calendar Year Jul-CY21 to Jun-CY22 FY22
February Same Calendar Year Feb-CY22 to Jan-CY23 FY22
February Previous Calendar Year Feb-CY21 to Jan-CY22 FY22
December Same Calendar Year Dec-CY22 to Nov-CY23 FY22
December Previous Calendar Year Dec-CY21 to Nov-CY22 FY22

Examples of Fiscal Year Start Date for 13 Period Calendars with Same Calendar Year Selected

The following images show examples of how Fiscal Start Year options affect the calendar for the application, assuming the Start Year is 2022, with a fiscal year ending on the Saturday last occurring in the Fiscal Year in March.

When these options are selected (note that Same Calendar Year is selected)...:


13 Period Calendar Application Creation Details, with Same Calendar Year selected

...see the preview calendar for various fiscal years:

13 Period Preview Calendar for FY22 with Same Calendar Year selected.

FY22 (Same Calendar Year): 27 March 2022 to 25 March 2023:


13 period Preview Calendar for FY22 with Same Calendar Year Selected

13 Period Preview Calendar for FY23 with Same Calendar Year selected.

FY23 (Same Calendar Year): 26 March 2023 to 30 March 2024:


13 period Preview Calendar for FY23 with Same Calendar Year Selected

13 Period Preview Calendar for FY24 with Same Calendar Year selected.

FY24 (Same Calendar Year): 31 March 2024 to 29 March 2025:


13 period Preview Calendar for FY24 with Same Calendar Year Selected

Examples of Fiscal Year Start Date for 13 Period Calendars with Previous Calendar Year Selected

The following images show examples of how Fiscal Start Year options affect the calendar for the application, assuming the Start Year is 2022, with a fiscal year ending on the Saturday last occurring in the Fiscal Year in March.

When these options are selected (note that Previous Calendar Year is selected)...:


13 Period Calendar Application Creation Details, with Previous Calendar Year selected

..., see the preview calendar for various fiscal years:

13 Period Preview Calendar for FY22 with Previous Calendar Year selected.

FY22 (Previous Calendar Year): 28 March 2021 to 26 March 2022:


13 period Preview Calendar for FY22 with Previous Calendar Year Selected

13 Period Preview Calendar for FY23 with Previous Calendar Year selected.

FY23 (Previous Calendar Year): 27 March 2022 to 25 March 2023:


13 period Preview Calendar for FY23 with Previous Calendar Year Selected

13 Period Preview Calendar for FY24 with Previous Calendar Year selected.

FY24 (Previous Calendar Year): 26 March 2023 to 30 March 2024:


13 period Preview Calendar for FY24 with Previous Calendar Year Selected