A calendar is an advanced feature that enables you to define attributes whose value changes according to configured rules.While using or defining calendar, you will encounter the following notions:

  • Period type – Time frame that may represent a kind of business, human or processing activity.
  • Default period type – Built-in period type that is used if no other period type matches the configuration. It is automatically created and cannot be renamed nor deleted.
  • Calendar configuration – Step consisting in the definition of the time frames of period types.
  • Calendar attribute – Created from the Calendars screen, and actually creates 2 attributes:
    • Configuration attribute – Used to set or absorb values for each period types and each instance of the entity(s) linked to the calendar.
      It is defined as a multi-dimensional attribute between the period type entity and the entity(s) linked to the calendar.
    • Runtime attribute – Used to read the value of the current period type. It can be displayed in dashboards or used as computing input.
      It is owned by the entity(s) linked to the calendar and can be easily identified by the small calendar icon ( ) next to the attribute name.
  • Contextual value – Value returned by the runtime attribute; corresponds to the current period type.

For more information, see Calendars.

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