How is Data Table Information Assigned to Reporting Periods?


Rows of a data table get assigned to a reporting period for an indicator's results based on the date in the data table row in the column used as the indicator's date designation.

Before the introduction of reporting cycles, a row of data in a data table was attributed to the shortest reporting period in which the row's date fell.

For example, if a program had both a 2016 Q4 reporting period and a 2016 Annual reporting period, data from 2016 Q4 would fall into both reporting periods. Previously, the data would have been automatically assigned to 2016 Q4.


With the introduction of reporting cycles, now data table indicators will no longer be calculated to only the smallest reporting period; they now respect the reporting cycle designation for each indicator for each activity.



In this example, the indicator "# graduates" is listed with annual reporting for this activity. 


So while 2016 Q4 data table rows fall into both the 2016 Q4 and 2016 Annual reporting periods, they will only be included in the 2016 Annual reporting period. 

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