The views Item per Period and Forecast per Dimension is updated automatically when you open them

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Presenter: Sune Lohse, Chief Strategy Officer

Be aware that only two of the forecast view is updating automatically when you enter them.

This is what happens in the video

This means if you go into the forecast per period, it calculates and actually updates data right now, so you can see for instance in May month, we have 60 on inventory.

Now if I change this or sorry I’ll just add it in here.

I’ll add another 40 and I leave the picture and enter the picture again like this, you can see that it recalculates automatically so it displays a hundred in here.

Likewise, if I use the forecast per dimension, it also calculates when I open it, meaning right now on the item number thousand, it has included the last 40 I just made so if I update the forecast, it will not change. Whereas the forecast where I enter many items in one period is not updated automatically.

So right now it’s the first line on item thousand is 520 and if I update the forecast, it change to 516.

This is due to the fact that if I remove this filter, leave the page, and re-enter it and I have 5,000 or 10,000 items, I would never enter the page because it was calculating again and again and again, so these could be very heavy data and therefore you need to update it manually.