Silvon did a webinar on this exact topic – below is the graphic that explains what happens. In earlier releases of Stratum there was an issue because you could not change the date range after Stratum figured out that your date range was an issue and changed it. In more current releases this restriction is removed and you can update the date range.

There has always been debate over what the ‘right’ answer is – The issue and the Stratum solution are outlined below.

- This topic was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Frank.

Let me know if this works or is not what you are looking for.

]]>I’m trying to calculate YoY Price – Volume – Mix impact. Hierarchy is Customer, Part Number. The calculation works for every part number but the result at a Customer level is the sum of the results of each part number. ]]>

You can get to Row and Column axis filters a number of ways:

1. Right click on the word Row or Column in the Navigation Panel and you’ll have an option to Edit a filter

2. Click the big filter funnel icon in the menu at the top and select the Axis filter panel

3. In the View Explorer double click or right click on the Row or Column node and edit the axis filter in the properties window.

Let’s say that you are looking for dead stock – items that are not moving and you have two criteria:

1. the average weekly movement over the last 13 weeks is less than 100 units/week

OR

2. There have no sales in the last 4 weeks

Step one is to have columns in your view that represent the rolling 13 week avg sales and the sales for the last 4 weeks. If you’ve got questions on how to add these I can add more detail, let me know.

Step two is to add the access filter for rows (assuming you have your products listed in the rows and measures in the columns – which is the std. what Stratum shows stuff.

The axis filter would look something like:

[Measures].[Data5 (Avg 13 Wk Sales)]<100 OR [Measures].[Data2 (Last 4 Wk Tot Wk 35 to Wk 38)]=0

You can easily select the measures in the filter window under the measures node and just place the 'OR' between them and you're good to go.

Hope this helps!

]]>To this end a new feature will be released in the 7.0 homepage that will allow you to display a banner msg. at the top of the screen. This message will display for x number of days and can be tailored by your Stratum Admin via CustomerNet.silvon.com which Admins already have a log on for.

We’ll be announcing more about this in the next couple of weeks. Just thought we’d let those folks that asked about this that we have a solution coming up.

]]>It’s easy to do this in Stratum, and there are at least 2 answers to the question:

1. – Use Time Ranges, yeah yeah I know the question was about NOT using Time ranges but…. You could set up a bunch of measures, each representing a month and then do the math between each of them. This would get really tedious if you were doing this for weeks, but it would work! This is not the way I recommend but it will work and does not require any advanced features.

2. – Use a tuple (lots of posts on these already but we’ll include it here too) and the concept of a Lag. Lags allow us to go back (or forward) thru the values in a given dimension. They make the most sense when using time as a dimension since time is normally sequential, so you move thru it from one period to the next.

So….lets assume I’m looking at Product Category sales this year and want to compare each months sales to the previous months sales, only displaying months that have sales in them this year. The end result would look something like:

So the basics first:

* Categories in the rows.

* Year Based Months Based in the columns – with a filter for Current Year and Last Year (we need to include last year in the filter so that in Jan of this year we can reach back and get Dec from last year)

* Measures properties have been changed to Time Range = NO and Measures are on Rows (this is not important – it just made the graph easier)

* The only Regular Measure is Sales Amount

* We started at Year in the columns and then drilled down on the current year

* The Current year in this example is 2017

You’ll also note there is an axis filter on the Columns – this was to prevent showing Months that have no Sales data for the month. That filter looks like (this is not required – just helps to de-clutter the view)

[Measures].[Data4 (Sales Amount)]<>0 and goes in the Axis filter for the columns.

The calculated measures are:

1. Last Months Sales

This is the calc where we will use the Lag technique – essentially saying go back and grab the data from one period back. It looks like:

**([Time].[Year Based Months Based].Lag(1),[Measures].[Data4 (Sales Amount)])**

The first part is our Time dimension – and by specifying Lag(1) we are indicating we want to go back (if you wanted to go forward you’d say Lag(-1) – which seems backwards – but is a MicroSoft thing – so go figure) one period.

The second part of the tuple after the , is the measure.

All of this enclosed by the parens (….,…) – this complete calc is a tuple. The time dimension uses the Lag(x) to select a specific offset from the month in each column.

2. % of Last Months Sales – I’m going to assume you know how to handle this one.

The graph is a Combo graph that shows the Sales on the primary axis and the % on the secondary axis.

Hope this helps – post any questions here and we’ll respond here.

]]>This question has come a recently for a variety of reasons and there is new functionality to handle it. There are a number of scenario where it might be useful to hide a dimension or a measure.

A few of the scenarios we’ve heard about:

1. The information is no longer being updated or is no longer available – often seen due to an ERP change or process change.

2. Dimension or measure was added for a specific one time or short term analysis and is not longer used, but we may decide to populate it again at some point.

3. We have base Stratum or RI measures or dimensions that are included as part of the base model but we are not currently populating them.

4. We added dimensions or measures to make them available via Power BI or Excel but they are not needed in Stratum and they are just cluttering up the list of measures or dimensions in Stratum.

In Version 7 there are 2 Admin functions, one called Dimensions and the other called Measures that allow you to enable/disable a Dimension or Measure. If you disable a dimension or measure they will not show up in the drop downs or windows for users to select. These disabled dimensions and measures will continue to show in the Admin functions and they still exist and are populated in the Stratum cube.

Hope this helps – any questions or comments post ’em here.

]]>In the Stratum Add Calculated Measure window (you can get to this a number of different ways – via the new in 6.9 measure control window, by right clicking in the Stratum grid and selecting Add|Calc Measure or opening the View Explorer and right clicking on the Measure node. There are probably other ways I forgot…) you can select the Stratum Viewer Functions and select the ‘% of Total’ or the ‘% of Subtotal’ (new in 6.9). Once selected open the Measures group in the Add Calculated Measure Window and click on the measure you want to subtotal. It will be automatically inserted into the function and you are good to go. You can add headings and formatting as desired.

Numbered steps below (from version 6.9 – your mileage may vary):

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