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RDF -- How to Verify the Forecast Method Picked by the Forecasting Algorithm (Doc ID 363503.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 17, 2023

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Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting - Version and later
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Is there a sure way of determining the forecast method that is ultimately picked by the forecasting algorithm?  If I set the forecasting method to Causal, but the data does not support a good Causal forecast, how do I know that the system selected the fallback method rather than Causal?

In order to test whether Causal was chosen in my environment, I set the fallback parameter to two different methods and ran the forecast over the same data set.  The forecast figures remained the same, immaterial of which fallback method I chose.  Does this necessarily ensure that Causal was chosen, as the fallback parameter had no effect?  Is this approach correct, or is there another means of verifying which method was picked?


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