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Time Ranges vs Model Calendar

dsoomar002
Certified Master Anaplanner

Time Ranges vs Model Calendar

Hello,

 

I had a technical question around Time Ranges. Let's say my Model Calendar is set to FY21 Jan-Dec, I have 2 past years and 2 future years.

 

I have some planning and assumptions modules that are only relevant for me for the Planning period. So I develop time ranges to save sparsity and reduce cell count in my model.

 

What happens to Time Ranges when I advance the Model Calendar and I arrive to the next Fiscal Year/Planning Cycle, do I also have to update my Time Range settings?

 

Thanks,

Daanish

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rob_marshall
Moderator

Re: Time Ranges vs Model Calendar

@dsoomar002 

 

Yes, model calendar and time ranges are independent of each other.

 

Rob

dsoomar002
Certified Master Anaplanner

Re: Time Ranges vs Model Calendar

Thank you @rob_marshall!

CommunityMember126793
Regular Contributor

Re: Time Ranges vs Model Calendar

@dsoomar002 @rob_marshall 

writing on back of the solution as just wanted to clear my doubt.

@dsoomar002  snippet from your query --> "So I develop time ranges to save sparsity and reduce cell count in my model.".  Lets say you got a Time Range of FY18.

And now when you need to push your TIME SETTING (Model Calendar) forward as next FY i.e. FY22.

Why do u need to change your "Time Range" as Time Range got developed specific to a range i.e. FY18 (in above case).

 

Can you help in clearing the understanding as to WHY "Time Range" require to change?

rob_marshall
Moderator

Re: Time Ranges vs Model Calendar

@CommunityMember126793 

 

Time Ranges are completely independent of the model calendar.  If you move the model calendar forward, you could a) do nothing to the Time Range and keep it at FY18 or b) would need to move it up to FY19.

 

Does that help clear it up?

 

Rob