How to define new "Bi-Monthly" calculated Time dimension member


I would like to define new “Bi-Monthly” calculated member Time dimension to report the issue count bi-monthly. How can I do this?

Thanks in advanced,

Hi @Istvan_Szirtes,

Currently, in the Time dimension, you may create custom hierarchies for Fiscal year and bi-weekly (also 3-week and 4-week) hierarchy.

The option to create the bi-monthly time hierarchy is not supported yet. While we don’t have plans on the roadmap for this functionality, you may build bi-monthly analytics using calculated measures. The report’s idea is similar to the bi-weekly solution but using Time default hierarchy with Month level.
Check out this bi-weekly report in the Demo account that you can use as bases for your report:

The adjustments for the bi-monthly report:

  1. You might want to define a new calculated measure “Time month even odd” that returns value 0 for even months and value 1 for odd months:

    [Time].CurrentHierarchyMember.Key -
    Fix([Time].CurrentHierarchyMember.Key / 2) * 2
  2. Use this measure “Time month even odd” to filter rows by value 1 or 0 and show every second month in the report.

  3. For the report measures, you might want to create a calculated measure that shows the aggregated value of the current month and the previous month. For example, to count created issues in two months, use an expression like this:

    --created issues in the preceding month
    ([Measures].[Issues created],
    --created issues in the selected month
    [Measures].[Issues created] 

The report might look like in the picture below.

Zane /