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2615387 - Fiscal year/period description cannot be changed in SAP Analytics Cloud


It is not possible to change the description of a Fiscal year/period in SAP Analytics Cloud.


SAP Analytics Cloud 

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Logon to SAC.
  2. Create a model and enable "Fiscal year" option.
  3. Create a Story based on the previously created model.
  4. Notice that only the "P" numbers appear for the Fiscal Year instead of the name of the months.


This is a by design behavior.


The feature is currently evaluated by development and product management.

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  • You can change the "Display as" option to "ID" instead of "Description" for the particular Fiscal year Time dimension. 
  • In this case you will be able to see the exact months in numeric format instead of "P" numbers.

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