About model properties

In PerformancePoint Planning Business Modeler, a model property is an attribute of a model. Model properties serve a variety of purposes. Some properties specify a configuration setting, such as whether PerformancePoint Planning Server tracks changes to model data. Other properties specify variable values for use in business logic.

When you create a model, Planning Server automatically creates a collection of properties for the model. It creates some properties for every model, and creates others that depend on the model type. In addition, you can create customized model properties in any model.

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System-defined properties for all models

System-defined properties financial models with shares calculation

System-defined properties financial models without shares calculation

Creating a customized model property

System-defined properties for all models

The following table describes the model properties that Planning Server automatically creates for all model types.

Label

Type

Default

Description

Enable Annotations

Boolean

True

If set to True, users can annotate individual data entry cells with additional textual information. This write-once property must be set before you save the model if you want to use anything other than the default value of True.

Enable Line Item Details

Boolean

True

This write-once property is not currently used.

Enable offline cube

Boolean

True

If set to True, users can download assignments and work with them offline by using PerformancePoint Add-in for Excel.

Dimension Data Has Changed

Boolean

False

If set to True, changes to the model are tracked.

Dimension Structure Has Changed

Boolean

False

If set to True, changes to the model are tracked.

Model Data Has Changed

Boolean

False

If set to True, changes to the model are tracked.

Model Structure Has Changed

Boolean

False

If set to True, changes to the model are tracked.

Export Location

Text

None

Defines the default location that is used for data export.

Enable Model Export

Boolean

True

If set to True, enables outgoing rules and jobs to be run.

Enable Input at all levels

Boolean

False

If set to True, this write-once property enables limited support for writing data to parent members in a model.

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System-defined properties financial models with shares calculation

The following table describes the model properties that Planning Server automatically creates for all Financial Models with Shares Calculation.

Label

Type

Default

Description

Default Currency

Member of Dimension (Currency)

None

Specifies the currency that is used for currency triangulation, if an existing rate is not found.

Group Holding Entity

Member of Dimension (Entity)

NULL

Defines the holding entity for shares calculations.

Group Parent Entity

Member of Dimension (Entity)

NULL

Defines the parent entity for shares calculations.

Controlling Interest Threshold

Decimal (Real)

0.5

Defines the percentage at which ownership in an entity is considered a controlling interest.

Number of Decimal Places for Shares

Whole (Integer)

4

Defines how many decimal places share information will be rounded to.

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System-defined properties financial models without shares calculation

The following table describes the model properties that Planning Server automatically creates for Financial Models without Shares Calculation.

Label

Type

Default

Description

Default Currency

Member of Dimension (Currency)

NONE member

Specifies the currency that is used for currency triangulation, if an existing rate is not found.

Consolidation balancing account
Profit Loss

Member of Dimension (Account)

NULL

Specifies the Profit and Loss account that is used in the consolidation process.

Consolidation balancing account
Bal Sheet

Member of Dimension (Account)

NULL

Specifies the Balance Sheet account that is used in the consolidation process.

Management Consol Elim

Boolean

True

If set to True, elimination results for management consolidation are written to the first common parent entity.

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Creating a customized model property

You can define a custom model property, and then use it as a variable in business rules. For example, you can create a model property to indicate a budget growth ratio for a given year. After you specify a growth ratio, such as 1.02 (a 2 percent increase), To learn how to create a customized model property, see Add, delete, or modify a model property.

When you run a business rule that uses the property, Planning Business Modeler prompts for the value of the property. Then, Planning Server uses that value in calculations that reference the property.

To learn how to use properties in a business rule, see Using variables and parameters in Planning Business Modeler.

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