06-02-2015 02:52 PM
I have data at a daily level. I can create a monthly, weekly, or daily forecast in Forecast Studio just fine. But what if I want to create a Forecast using a Fiscal Month, which is a custom definition (22nd - 21st)? For example, Fiscal May is 4/22 - 5/21. Is this possible
06-03-2015 05:25 PM
Yes, it is - you will need to define a custom time interval.
See chapter 10 of SAS Forecast Server 13.2 Administrator’s Guide: Adding Custom Time Intervals to SAS Forecast Studio.
For details on custom time intervals see: http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/etsug/67525/HTML/default/viewer.htm#etsug_intervals_sect...
06-05-2015 08:30 AM
Very good point - in fact you might be better of to create a time series using your custom definition and feed it to SAS Forecast Studio.
PROC EXPAND might be useful to convert you series. A simple data step might do as well.