With Selections you can build automatic calculated views or store selected Items

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Presenter: Sune Lohse, Chief Strategy Officer

With selections, you can build a predefined view or automatic view to import items or dimensions into your forecast selections or into your forecast view.

This is what happens in the video

So if you enter, for instance, the forecast in period for all items, in this scenario, I have a filter on the item looking only till item number 1040 as you can see here on the list, but if I use the selections in here, I could define different selections.

One of them could be what I call my summer selection and that’s just some items that I have picked once for all, so when I update my forcast now, it ignores the item filter because I’ve added a selection and it defines item from that selection. This is a manual selection, I’ll explain in other videos how this is set up. I could also have an automatic selection.

As you can see here, there is automatic filters exist.

Meaning this is a calculation that when I update, find some items within whatever filter I have defined.

So it’s possible to… Meaning when you change parameters on the items, this list could defer without doing any changes to the selection filter.

With this functionality, you can define many different selections to work with, to import items in the items and period view likewise in the -sorry- in the items per dimension view if you use forecast per dimension, it’s also possible as you can see here to have an active dimension and if I delete this one, I will have other information values or dimension values.

So selections is a shortcut for saving automatic or manual defined selections of data.