Defining a Source for Allocation Rules describes how to enter the source member selections for an allocation. The next step is to define an allocation destination, the dimension member selections to receive the expense or other data you are distributing from the allocation source.
To define the destination to which the allocation rule will assign data:
- In an open rule, click the Destination tab.
- For each dimension, select the members that are to receive the allocated data. If you select a parent member, the allocation will go to its level 0 descendants.
- Optional: Instead of specifying an explicit member selection, you can select Same As Source if you want to define the destination member set for a destination to be the same as the source member set for that dimension. In this case, when the rule runs, members in the destination dimension are selected for allocation by matching to the member selection in the source. Members in the source selection that are not level 0 are resolved to level 0 members and then are matched with level 0 members in the destination.When setting a dimension to Same As Source in the Destination tab, you can select up to two different source dimension to match it to. In this case, when the rule runs, members in the destination dimension are selected for allocation by matching to the member selection in the selected source dimensions.
- Optional: Select a dimension from the Same As Dimension drop down, to select a different source dimension than the destination dimension.If you select a dimension from Same As Dimension, the source and destination must have at least one dimension in common. When the rule is executed, members in the destination dimension are selected for allocation by matching to the member selection in the selected source dimension.
- Optional: For up to two Same-As-Source dimensions, you can select a different source dimension from the Same As Dimension list to match the destination dimension to a different source dimension. When the rule runs, members in the destination dimension are selected for allocation by matching to the member selection in the selected source dimension. Note that for this to work, the destination dimension must also contain the members from the source dimension's member selection so that they can match.
- Optional: Filter the data as described in Defining a Source for Allocation Rules, step 3.
- When the rule destination information is complete, click (Save).
Figure 8-10 shows one of the destinations of allocated data for the Machined brake parts rule—the Products dimension and various members named B followed by a number.
Figure 8-10 Allocation Destination Definition Example
The next step is to enter a driver basis for the rule, the location of information that controls the cost being allocated ( Defining a Driver Basis for Allocation Rules).
To edit and delete rules, see Managing Rules with the Manage Rules Screen.