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  • 1.  Changing Time Slice Start Day

    Posted 02-05-2015 10:57 AM

    I have been asked to look into changing our weekly time slices from starting on Mondays to Sundays.  While I have been doing some testing in our dev environment to start, I was wondering if anyone else had gone through something similar and had any potential issues or pitfalls to look out for.



  • 2.  Re: Changing Time Slice Start Day

    Posted 02-05-2015 03:41 PM

    I had to do this recently. In creating a BOXI report to look at allocation info for resources, it worked perfectly fine for Monthly/Quarterly/etc, but when trying to get to weekly data got no results. Turned it was becuase Clarity was starting the slices on Monday, but the Measure (or whatever, my BOXI terminology is weak!) in BOXI was hard coded to start on Sundays. I'd still recommend reading the posts urmas posted, but we did not experience any issues after the change.



  • 3.  Re: Changing Time Slice Start Day
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    Posted 02-05-2015 03:33 PM

    In

    Impact in Changing Calendar - No difference in calendars

    Dave points out what happens when the slices are recreated. That is what you are doing when you change the start date of the slices. Though next to allocations the number of availability slice records is higher than the number of any other type of slices weekly or other.

     

    Just regarding the slices there is a CAW presentation by Kelly Limberg

    and there was a four part series  in this community

    CA Clarity Tuesday Tip: Time Slicing 101 by Shawn_Moore (Rank: Guru) and a fifth part with practical examples

    https://communities.ca.com/message/241702614#241702614

     

    A further tip by Dave for monitoring timeslicing

    https://communities.ca.com/message/13156632#13156632



  • 4.  Re: Changing Time Slice Start Day

    Posted 02-05-2015 04:11 PM

    I tend to agree that the impact is in reslicing and after that is done it should be business as usual.



  • 5.  Re: Changing Time Slice Start Day

    Posted 02-09-2015 01:47 PM

    Thanks for the links, those are great resources



  • 6.  Re: Changing Time Slice Start Day

    Posted 02-05-2015 04:14 PM

    Agreed. I believe I did it on the weekend when usage is low and impact would be minimal. If not it was atleast done in the evening, but definitely not during normal hours.