Comparison Previous/Current Year

Technical name: 0PE_C03_QT001

Component of the InfoCube: 0PE_C03


This structure displays the comparison values between the previous year and the current calendar year. It also displays the difference expressed as a percentage and as an absolute value.



Previous year


Previous year = current calendar year-1

(&0CYEAR& - 1)

Current calendar year


Current calendar year = variable current calendar year



Difference = current calendar year-previous year

Difference in %

Difference in % = (current calendar year – previous year) / previous year in %

In structures that refer to time periods, the time periods are displayed as text variables (such as &0T_CYEAR&, &0T_CQUAT&) in the structures and the preview. When you execute a query, the actual values (calendar year or quarter) are automatically generated.

In the structure Comparison Previous Year/Current Year, the text variable &0T_CYEAR& is used for previous year and current year. When the query is executed, the text variables are replaced by the actual calendar years. In this instance, previous year is replaced by 1999 and current year by 2000.