About the Consolidation Method dimension in Planning Business Modeler

The Consolidation Method dimension is a flat dimension that stores a value called the called a consolidation method. This dimension is intended for financial models that have shares calculations.

The consolidation method specifies the nature of the ownership structure between entities. The shares calculation process determines the value of this method based on user input. A consolidation method provides information that is required for performing consolidation calculations.

For information about consolidation, see Consolidation rules.

For detailed reference information about the functions that use the value of a consolidation method as the input parameter ConsolidationMethodSpec, see PEL consolidation shares functions.

The following table describes the possible values that a consolidation method member can have in the Consolidation Method dimension.

Consolidation method value

Description

Default

Specifies that the consolidation rule includes all intercompany transactions.

Use this value when the account type(s) specified in TypeFilterInclude (PEL) or TypeFilterExclude (PEL) do not enable intercompany transactions.

Equity

Specifies that the consolidation rule applies to members for which the parent entity has equity control of the member entity

Full

Specifies that the consolidation rule applies to members for which the parent entity has full control of the member entity

Holding

Specifies that the consolidation applies to a member that is the holding company for the parent entity

Proportional

Specifies that the consolidation rule applies to investments in a partnership that has a defined lifetime term under International Accounting Standards (IAS)

NONE

Default value, indicates no consolidation method member

User modifications in the Consolidation Method dimension

In the Consolidation Method dimension, users have some limits on their ability to modify or structure the predefined dimension members and other member sets. You cannot create a member hierarchy in this dimension.

All user-defined objects in this dimension are visible on the member pages of the Dimension Workspace.

The following table describes the ways you can control and manage objects in this dimension.

User-defined object

Create

Update

Delete

Dimension Properties

No

Yes

No

Dimension Members

Yes

Yes

Yes

Member Sets

No

No

No

Member Views

No

No

No

Member Properties

Yes

Yes

No

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