Set or reset the default time dimension

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1. Overview

Every project in Dundas BI has a built-in time dimension, named simply Time Dimension, which is initially set as the default for the project. If you create additional time dimensions in a project (e.g., using a fiscal calendar system), you can set one of them as the default for the project instead.

2. View the default time dimension

To see which time dimension is the default for the active project, open the Explore window and hover over the project name. The project's tooltip shows the name of the default time dimension.

Tooltip shows the default time dimension for this project
Tooltip shows the default time dimension for this project

Note
If the tooltip does not show the default time dimension, it means that it was reset previously. When the default time dimension for a project is reset, the default from the global project will be used instead.

3. Set the default time dimension

To set the default time dimension for a project, right-click on the project name in the Explore window, and then select Set Default Time Dimension.

Set the default time dimension for this project
Set the default time dimension for this project

In the Open File dialog, select the time dimension you want as the new default, and then click Submit.

Select the new default time dimension
Select the new default time dimension

View the tooltip for the project name in the Explore window and verify that the default time dimension has been changed.

Tooltip shows the new default time dimension
Tooltip shows the new default time dimension

4. Reset the default time dimension

To reset the default time dimension for a project, right-click on the project name in the Explore window, and then select Reset Default Time Dimension. Note that this option is not available for the global project.

Reset the default time dimension for this project
Reset the default time dimension for this project

You'll see a message indicating the default time dimension was reset to the default time dimension from the global project.

Default time dimension was reset to the global default
Default time dimension was reset to the global default

View the tooltip for the project name in the Explore window and verify that the default time dimension is no longer indicated. This means that the default from the global project will be used.

5. Using the default time dimension

The default time dimension for a project is used by the Calendar and Calendar Range filter controls which have a property, Show Default Time Hierarchy. When this property is set to True, the filter control displays the hierarchy from the project's default time dimension instead of the hierarchy passed to the control.

Properties of a calendar filter control
Properties of a calendar filter control

6. See also

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