Understanding calculation registers

The Calculation register configuration object is intended to describe the structure of accumulated data resulting from calculations. Based on the Calculation register configuration object, the platform creates database tables that store accumulated data generated by various database objects.

Calculation registers are not designed to be edited directly by users. A developer can allow users to edit a calculation register, if required. However, normally calculation registers are modified by algorithms of other database objects, rather than through a direct user intervention.

Just like any other register, a calculation register has resources where it stores numerical data, it has dimensions used for getting register resource values by those dimensions, and it has attributes, which describe each calculation register record.

What makes calculation registers different is their periodicity, the ability to use the algorithms of displacement by action period and dependency by base period, and the connection with a chart of calculation types. We will discuss each of these features in the following sections.

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