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3267492 - How to apply Time Dimension in a chart of Story Report [People Analytics]


How to apply Time Dimension in a chart of Story Report [People Analytics]

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • People Analytics
  • Story Report


Currently there are two ways to create a Time Dimension in a chart of Story Report:

1. Chart in a structure of 'Time Series'

This can be done by selecting a 'Time Series' from a 'Trend' chart structure:

2. Calculated columns 

Creating a formula for time dimension will allow for more flexibility as well as use of a different chart structure.
As an example, we can have three calculated columns to show us Current Year, Last Year and Five Years Ago, that can then be applied in a Chart:

Current Year

IF(YEAR([Employment#Job Information#Effective Start Date])=YEAR(CURRENTDATE()) , 1 , 0 )

Last Year

IF(YEAR([Employment#Job Information#Effective Start Date])=YEAR(CURRENTDATE())-1 , 1 , 0 )

5 Years Ago

IF(YEAR([Employment#Job Information#Effective Start Date])=YEAR(CURRENTDATE() )-2 , 1 , 0 )

This formula can be also altered for a MONTH or a DAY.


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