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Time Units

Time units and the related time values defines the members of the time dimensions within Bizview. For example, if a form should be able to save data in Bizview on a week-level, the week level must be defined as a Time Unit with all the weeks that Bizview currently should be able to handle as Time values. During the installation of Bizview a set of predefined time units and time values are pre-loaded into the Bizview database. They are based on the ISO calendar definition of dates.

Access time units by selecting Client administration > Other Items > Time Units.

In some scenarios it might be necessary to create your own time units, and populate these with the correct time values. A typical scenario might be that you have a financial reporting process not related to the calendar year. Your financial Q1 might be the calendar year Q3 or similar. In this case you would like to create new time units and time values describing the meta-data of the periods.

Click Create a new time unit at the top left side of the screen. Enter the below information:

Field 

Description

Example

Note

Time unit ID

The unique ID of the new Time Unit.

FINQUARTER


Description

The description or name of the time unit.

Financial Quarter


Derive time values from

Defines if the time values should be derived from some other client within the same installation.


For example, if the master calendar for the time unit is maintained in some other client.

Active

Defines if active or not.

Checked


Input columns for time values

Describes what meta-data should be assigned to the time unit values when creating the periods.

ISODATE, ISOMONTH, ISOQUARTER, ISOYEAR


When the new Time Unit is defined, the next step is to define the Time Unit Values for the new Time Unit.

Click View time values for the selected Time Unit to edit the Time Values for the Time Unit.

Here, all relevant periods/time values are created and maintained. In the example above with the following data should be populated in the different fields:

Field 

Description

Example

Note

Time Value

The ID of the Time Value.

2015FQ1


ISODATE

The definition of the start isodate and end isodate of the time value.

20150701..20150930

Assuming in this example that the financial Q1 starts first of July.

ISOMONTH

The defined start and end month of the time value.

201507..201509


ISOQUARTER

The defined start- and end calendar quarter for the Time Value.

2015Q3


ISOYEAR

The year of the Time Value.

2015


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Time Units

Time units and the related time values defines the members of the time dimensions within Bizview. For example, if a form should be able to save data in Bizview on a week-level, the week level must be defined as a Time Unit with all the weeks that Bizview currently should be able to handle as Time values. During the installation of Bizview a set of predefined time units and time values are pre-loaded into the Bizview database. They are based on the ISO calendar definition of dates.

Access time units by selecting Client administration > Other Items > Time Units.

In some scenarios it might be necessary to create your own time units, and populate these with the correct time values. A typical scenario might be that you have a financial reporting process not related to the calendar year. Your financial Q1 might be the calendar year Q3 or similar. In this case you would like to create new time units and time values describing the meta-data of the periods.

Click Create a new time unit at the top left side of the screen. Enter the below information:

Field 

Description

Example

Note

Time unit ID

The unique ID of the new Time Unit.

FINQUARTER


Description

The description or name of the time unit.

Financial Quarter


Derive time values from

Defines if the time values should be derived from some other client within the same installation.


For example, if the master calendar for the time unit is maintained in some other client.

Active

Defines if active or not.

Checked


Input columns for time values

Describes what meta-data should be assigned to the time unit values when creating the periods.

ISODATE, ISOMONTH, ISOQUARTER, ISOYEAR


When the new Time Unit is defined, the next step is to define the Time Unit Values for the new Time Unit.

Click View time values for the selected Time Unit to edit the Time Values for the Time Unit.

Here, all relevant periods/time values are created and maintained. In the example above with the following data should be populated in the different fields:

Field 

Description

Example

Note

Time Value

The ID of the Time Value.

2015FQ1


ISODATE

The definition of the start isodate and end isodate of the time value.

20150701..20150930

Assuming in this example that the financial Q1 starts first of July.

ISOMONTH

The defined start and end month of the time value.

201507..201509


ISOQUARTER

The defined start- and end calendar quarter for the Time Value.

2015Q3


ISOYEAR

The year of the Time Value.

2015


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