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This is a way to develop relative time based report without changing database and framework manager. Create a query object to host Relative Time.

The idea is to create a new relative time table. Hi with alternative 2, do I need to update the dates in the parameter map every month? When published, the package should be displayed as follows. Based on this query, you can create a dynamic parameter map. RelativeTime coggnos ‘YTD’, This approach is relatively flexible, and it is easy to use for report authors as well. Petter Huseby January 23, at Even DMR and cube both belongs funxtions dimensional reporting, DMR based report does present some challenges for relative time.


RelativeTime values ‘R13M’, When there is any change for relative time, you need to only add records. For Rolling 13 Months. Get the set of members from the Time dimension at the Date level. The main disadvantage of option 1 is to change database when adding a new relative time.

Create a new table to host relative time as below. Create each time hierarchy for each ffunctions relative time.

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When changing relative time, you only need to add record s. Option 2 handles DMR relative time at framework manager level.

Get the last date that has data. This approach is not flexible, as you need to add column into database, but it is very easy to use for report authors. At the same time, create all relative time dimensions at dimension layer.

The key point is to define a filter for each relative dimension. Add additional relative time flag columns in Time dimension, and update it on daily basis.

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Then make time filter dynamic based on relative time table. Please note that you can define more complicated table, such as begin date, and end date. Filter the set of Date to find the members that have data for a measure you know only goes up to the current period, in this case Revenue.


When published, package looks as fellows.

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Instead of creating column for time dimension, a relative time table is created. Returning a member is important if you want to use this data item in another dimensional function. Option 1 handles DMR relative time at database level.

In this case, create additional three columns as. Option 3 handles it at report level: It is most flexible solution, however, it request report authors to have good dme of MDX functions.

Check list of all posts. The solution will be demonstrated by using Cognos version The value is actually a month key. RelativeTime Parameter varchar 10Value int. RelativeTime values ‘CM’, Option 2 handles it at framework manager level: