Issue With The Impact Of Causal Factors On The Forecast (Doc ID 1139165.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Demantra Demand Management - Version 7.3.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 08-Aug-2013***

Symptoms



On : 7.3.0 version, Engine


Find Causal Factor seems to have no impact on the forecast if there was a forecast generated before adding the causal factor.

On the other hand, if customer adds the Causal Factor before generating the forecast even once and then generate the forecast, he find the impact of causal factor on the Forecast.
Customer is expecting that whenever the analytical engine runs, it re-evaluates all the nodes (Fit Validation) and generates the Forecast for Future. The usage of Causal Factor should not be impacted by if the Forecast already exists or not.
Customer got the above behavior for all Local, Global, Price and Activity Causal Factors.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
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Expect that whenever the analytical engine runs, it re-evaluates all the nodes (Fit Validation) and generates the Forecast for Future. The usage of Causal Factor should not be impacted by if the Forecast already exists or not.

STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. run batch engine
2. create a similar product
3. create a causal factor
4. run batch engine
5. compare the results of the 2 items

Cause

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