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FINQUERY Template Universe Repository Reports

Previous Comparison

This report uses a simple crosstab, along with the Business Objects Previous function and categories from RCM_OBJECT_TREE to present a crosstab of RCM categories compared to previous periods.

The three tabs of the report show the progression from raw data, to a simple crosstab (columns sorted by fiscal year and fiscal month, rows by RCM summary and category sequences), to the final crosstab including a column with variable comparing the data to the previous period.

Note that the Previous function allows for comparison to the previous row (in a standard table format), or the previous column (in a crosstab format). So, the comparison could be between anything that occurs in consecutive rows or columns - this query just uses it to compare accounting periods year to year.

Query 1 with FINQUERY Template Universe (FINQRCM)

  • Result Objects:

    BALANCES: Fiscal Year, Fiscal Month Seq, Accounting Period, Actual_Fytd

    RCM_OBJECT_TREE: RCM Category, RCM Category Description, RCM Summary, RCM Summary Description

  • Conditions:


            Fiscal Month Seq = prompt : ('Enter month seq (ie, 01 for JUL):')
    Ficsal Year = prompt : ('Fiscal Year greater than or equal to:')
    COA CNAC = prompt : ('Enter CNAC:')
    COA Fund = prompt : ('Enter Fund:')
    RCM Summary < 1610

Report Variables

  • previous Actual FYTD=Previous(<SUM Actual Fytd (BAL)>)
  • Change vs Prior Year ==<SUM Actual Fytd (BAL)>-<previous Actual FYTD>

To import this file for your own use:

  1. Log on to Business Objects.
  2. From the File menu, click "Retrieve From", and then "Corporate Documents".
  3. Click on the name of the file you'd like to retrieve, and then click the Retrieve button (or, right-click and select Retrieve into to save the file in another location than the default UserDocs directory).
  4. You may choose whether to open the document upon retrieval.

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