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Use this form to set up and manage user-defined aging buckets.

You can use aging buckets to analyze the maturity of customer accounts and vendor accounts, based on a date that you enter. That date, along with the unit and interval information that you enter on the tab in this form, is used to calculate a date interval for each time bucket in the aging bucket. Each time bucket that you set up for the aging bucket corresponds to a column in the form or report when the analysis is performed. The time buckets are shown on the form or report in the order that you set them up in this form.

You can use aging buckets with the following forms:

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# Example

Assume that today is January 11, 2006.

Unit

Interval

Example

Explanation

-1

From January 1 to January 8, 2006

Days elapsed in the current month.

-1

From January 9 to January 10, 2006

Days elapsed in the current week. The week starts on Monday.

0

January 11 2006

The current day.

1

From January 12 to January 15, 2006

The days remaining in the current week. The week ends on Sunday.

1

From January 16 to January 31, 2006

Days remaining in the current month.

1

After February 1, 2006

All days after the current month until the last day of the last created fiscal year in the form.

# Navigating the form

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.

### Tabs

Tab

Description

Create and view the names and descriptions of aging bucket specifications.

Specify the , , and for each time bucket line to include in the aging bucket specification. The line that has zero in the field represents the date that the analysis is run. Lines before zero will have -1, and lines after zero will have 1 as a default entry in the field, but can be changed.

Use the and buttons to rearrange the lines. The 0 (zero) line cannot be moved.

Place the pointer where you want to insert a new line and press CTRL+N.

Note

If you create more than six lines, you cannot select the aging bucket in reports.

### Fields

Field

Description

Enter a name for the aging bucket.

Enter a description of the aging bucket.

Enter text to display at the top of columns in analysis forms and reports to identify the bucket description.

Enter a number to represent the interval for the size or length of the time bucket.

Note

The number in this field is positive, negative, or zero. You must enter one zero unit line for each aging bucket that you set up. The zero value identifies the column that represents the current interval, which can be, for example, a day or a week. A positive value represents the future and a negative value represents the past in relation to the zero time bucket. For a negative interval unit, the ending date of the interval is the day before the next time bucket. For a positive interval unit, the starting date of the interval always is the date that follows the previous time bucket.

Select an interval for the time bucket line.

Tip

Unlimited for a positive quantity means it should include all days after the end of the previous time bucket until the last day of the last created fiscal year in the form. Unlimited for a negative quantity is from a blank starting date until the day before the following time bucket.

Select the printing direction for the aging bucket specification. means future direction and means past direction.