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## How I can made logic against time dimension?

Hi,

I would like to understand how I can make a logic against Anaplan Time dimension list.

Target:

To make function for "Test" line item which tap True (to Test line item) for all periods where "Actual" current period is equal or smaller.

Cheers,

A

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## Re: How I can made logic against time dimension?

Hi,

It depends on where you store "actual period".

If you store it into the Time tab then you can use the formula:

CURRENTPERIODSTART()

So to do what you want you could do:

IF START() <= CURRENTPERIODSTART() THEN TRUE ELSE FALSE

Actually to do extactly what you want, you'd better use CURRENTPERIODEND():

IF START() <= CURRENTPERIODEND() THEN TRUE ELSE FALSE

This formulas should be in your module called Time Filters. I advise that you take a look at the anaplan app where there is a lot of examples like that:

https://community.anaplan.com/t5/learning/Time-Filters/ba-p/28086

Nathan Rudman, Anaplan Model Builder
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Master Anaplanner/Community Boss

## Re: How I can made logic against time dimension?

Hi,

It depends on where you store "actual period".

If you store it into the Time tab then you can use the formula:

CURRENTPERIODSTART()

So to do what you want you could do:

IF START() <= CURRENTPERIODSTART() THEN TRUE ELSE FALSE

Actually to do extactly what you want, you'd better use CURRENTPERIODEND():

IF START() <= CURRENTPERIODEND() THEN TRUE ELSE FALSE

This formulas should be in your module called Time Filters. I advise that you take a look at the anaplan app where there is a lot of examples like that:

https://community.anaplan.com/t5/learning/Time-Filters/ba-p/28086

Nathan Rudman, Anaplan Model Builder
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## Re: How I can made logic against time dimension?

If I want to put TRUE flag for all of those periods which earlier or same period than the current period (this is coming from time settings). This is my challenge.

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## Re: How I can made logic against time dimension?

my answer was cut, take a look now

Nathan Rudman, Anaplan Model Builder
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## RE: How I can made logic against time dimension?

You could reference the current period something similar to here:

But it depends on what you want to achieve.

This allows you to identify future (or past) months. In essence every past month should have actuals (switchover)

All the best,

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## Re: RE: How I can made logic against time dimension?

For all time logic, keep the logic in a SYS Time module (only dimensionalized by Time) and then have your other modules reference this logic.  We see this all the time where people put if item(time) <=currentperiodstart() then .... in modules that are dimensioned by multiple which can lead to performance issues (logic being kicked off when it really doesn't need to).  @MaartenGijbels  has done this absolutely correct.

Rob

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