Formula for a Line Item
Hi All, I'm having trouble figuring out the formula for this. I need to create a Formula for "A" for the succeeding months but the first month should be an input.
Thanks!
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Hi Lorraine,
You cannot have both input and formula for the same line item.
What you can do is to create a new line item let's say "A1", where you will take value as input
Also create a Time Settings Module which has time as dimension and one boolean line item First Month? which will look like thisAfter this use formula in line item "A" of your module
IF Time Settings Module.'First Month?' THEN 'A1' ELSE PREVIOUS(A)  PREVIOUS(B)
I hope this helps.
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Step 1: Create a SYS Time module where you will identify the first month of each year.
Step 2: Create another module where you store the beginning balance feeding into first months of each year . I have used Yearly Timescale here but you can use whatever scale you want
Step 3: Create a final module where you do the calculations
Hope that helps
Misbah
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