Deactivating of Fiscal Periods

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Article ID: 141386

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Products

CLARITY PPM FOR ITG CLARITY PPM FEDERAL Clarity PPM On Premise

Issue/Introduction

What does Broadcom recommend for the deactivating of Fiscal Periods. Currently we have time periods open from 2006, what is the value of having these open (should they be limited)? This is an annoyance on the reporting selection to see years that may not apply. 

Environment

Release : All supported releases with Clarity

Resolution

Regarding the fiscal periods, our recommendations is to keep those to minimum to avoid performance slowdown with slices, Data Warehouse and even UI.

You can safely deactivate the old fiscal periods, the data is kept on them and can be activated back. Once you deactivate, just confirm in Administration - Time Slices that the fiscal DWH time slices start dates are not back in time. If so, correct them

Run Time Slicing and Data Warehouse job.

The impact of deactivating old fiscal time periods is that you will not be able to see some of the old data in reporting. So we recommend to keep to 2-3 years maximum in the past in case you need it for reporting purposes.