Time Range

Occasional Contributor

Re: Time Range


This looks good but will not solve the purpose as the the users have specifically asked for a drop down on the dashboard to select the month in which they want to see the data.

Please help me with any other way than this.

Thanks in advance.
Master Anaplanner/Community Boss

Re: Time Range

Is this an option?


Create Fake Month List for only the time periods that you need in your drop-down: 


Then Make a module for mapping real-time to fake time. Fake time will be your dimension, and Real-time (Months) will be the format of the line item):



Then Make a line item for your time selector that is formatted as your fake list. (This is where the end user will select from a drop down)



Then there are a few ways to do this step, but the most straight forward would probably be to have 2 lines items. One for CY Lookup and one for PY lookup.

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Then in your variance module, you can reference these 2 line items as your lookup:


PY = Data Module.Data[LOOKUP: PY Time Lookup]

CY = Data Module.Data[LOOKUP: CY Time Lookup]


This would need to be manually updated annually to keep the time periods correct unless you got creative with how this list is created, But if I am understanding your question correctly, then it should work.






Occasional Contributor

Re: Time Range

Hi @jasonblinn ,


This looks good but are there any restrictions to it because I have used Timesum function for the calculations of FTM, YTD, DTG & FY. I am getting correct number in FY but it displays no data for FTM & YTD. 

The module from which values are flowing has no timescale & timerange as it uses the Timesum function but the back end module from which it refers values has the anaplan time period "month" & refers to the manually created time range of 2years in the model.


Thanks for helping.

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Occasional Contributor

Re: Time Range

I have been able to get the correct numbers with the approach suggested by you.

Thanks a lot for helping.

Sampriti Anand