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The key point is to define a filter for each relative dimension. Option 2 handles DMR relative time at framework manager level. The solution will be demonstrated by using Cognos version RelativeTime values ‘YTD’, Another key pint is to define top level member, somehow you need to add a reference of date dimension, so that the query engine know to apply the filter of the used dimension.

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.

Option 3 handles DMR relative time at Report level. Add an indicator in both database layer and business view layer. Petter Huseby January 23, at RelativeTime values ‘CM’, RelativeTime values ‘R13M’, Get the last date that has data. The main disadvantage of option 1 is to change database when adding a new relative time. In this case only one member is returned since the integer argument is 1.


When published, package looks as fellows. Create a query object to host Relative Funcyions. This approach is relatively flexible, and it is easy to use for report authors as well.

Option 1 handles it at database level: Without applying any changes in database and framework manager, you can dynamically figure out current date, and then apply MDX time functions to determine all periods as requested on functionw fly.

When published, the package should be displayed as follows. There are three relative time frames: The tail function returns a member set. When there is any change for relative time, you need to only add records. At the same time, create all relative time dimensions at dimension layer.

Then make time filter dynamic based on relative time table. In this case, create additional three columns ckgnos.

Then bring all three highlighted members into report query or report.

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Please note that you can define more complicated table, such as begin date, and end date. In order to explain the concept, the following report is used. Because the desired result is a single member, the item function is used passing 0 as its index value argument to return only the current period member. Returning a member is important if you want to use this data item in another dimensional function. Newer Post Older Post Home. Option 1 handles DMR relative time at database level.

When changing relative time, you only need to add record s. Option 3 handles it at report level: Based on this query, you can create a dynamic parameter map. Check list of all posts. Create a new table to host relative time as below. Now create each relative time as a separated dimension.


It is most conos solution, however, it request report authors to have good understanding of MDX functions. For Rolling 13 Months. Add additional relative time flag columns in Time dimension, and update it on daily basis. The idea is to create a new relative time table. You can copy date dimension and then cognoss and adjust it. The value is actually a month key.

Instead of creating column for time dimension, a relative time table is created. To resolve this issue, this option is to provide a solution without change time dimension.

Get the set of members from the Time dimension at the Date level. Posted by Charles Yin at The options above provide report user a clear framework manager model, however you need to change database or framework manager. This approach is not flexible, as you need to add column into database, but coynos is very easy to use for report authors.

This is a way to develop relative time based report without changing database and framework manager.

All three relative time is mapped as below.