Aggregation-Rule: General tab

Complete the fields on the General tab as follows.

Field Contents

Name

(Mandatory)

Enter a mandatory name for the Aggregation-Rule. This is the logical name that is used to reference the Aggregation-Rule object throughout the software. Respect the naming conventions.

Version

(Mandatory)

The Version is a numeric reference that you enter manually to designate which version of a given Aggregation-Rule this represents. [FOR DETAILS Versions and validity periods]

Label

Enter an optional free-text description for the Aggregation-Rule. This text appears in the Entity Browser (Label field) and as the tooltip hint when you position the cursor over the Aggregation-Rule object.

Status

This field displays the current status of the Aggregation-Rule, set to ToBeChecked by default. You cannot directly change the status in this field. [FOR DETAILS: life cycle and statuses]

Validity period

[FOR DETAILS Versions and validity periods]

Any given version of an Aggregation-Rule is only valid and applicable during a specific time period, referred to as the validity period.

To define this period, you specify its start date and end date, as follows.

Start date

(Mandatory)

Use to set the start and end dates of the validity period.

End date

(Mandatory)

Business-Document

(Mandatory)

Each Aggregation-Rule is based on a  Business-Document which provides the structure of the fields to be aggregated. The Business-Document you select here is used to define the fields used in the Aggregation Fields tab.

From the drop-down list, select a Business-Document for this Rule.

If you change the Business-Document, AccountingIntegrator Enabler displays the warning message: "Selected Business-Document object has been changed: do you want to keep compatible aggregation fields?" If you answer:

Answer

Then AccountingIntegrator Enabler...

Yes

only deletes those fields referenced in the Aggregation-Rule that are not compatible with the new format.

Compatible fields must have the same name, but can have different data types or definitions. When AccountingIntegrator Enabler checks the Aggregation-Rule object it verifies the coherence of fields referenced in the Rule.

No

deletes all fields referenced in the Aggregation-Rule.

Aggregation by Output-Event Financial-Tag

Check this option to use the Financial-Tag property of the Output-Event as criteria for aggregation.

Report function

(Mandatory)

When AccountingIntegrator Enabler aggregates several segments, the Report function determines whether the fields in the first or the last of these segments are used as the model segment, which is then copied to the aggregated segment (that is, the result of the aggregation).

This only applies to non-designated fields, that is, a field that is not otherwise designated as a criteria field, a number field, or a report field.

From the drop-down list, select one of the following Report function modes for all non-designated fields:

  • First record: AccountingIntegrator Enabler extracts the value of the field in the first segment and copies it to the aggregated segment.
  • Last record: AccountingIntegrator Enabler extracts the value of the field in the last segment and copies it to the aggregated segment.

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