We have a cascade entity structure, where one of the sub-elements consolidates up to a certain period, and after that period the other begins to consolidate.
Entity A1 has an investment in Entity B11.
Consolidating 2019M12, the application calculates an elimination of consolidated reserves in both parents Entity B1 & Entity B2, regardless of the fact that Entity B2 does not consolidate until 2022M8.
I would like to know if anyone else has had a similar problem and has been able to solve it.
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Are you using the Org-By-Period option as Consolidation Algorithm Type in your Cube Properties (section Calculation)? It seems like a classic case for it. As long as the consolidation percentage for B23-B11 in the earlier periods is not 100%, that algorithm should ensure that elimination doesn't happen.
There are other implementation specific considerations, but for this particular question you will need to use the Cube Consolidation Algorithm Type of "Org-By-Period Elimination". You can read about this more in the Design and Reference guide but here is the additional information:
"When determining if the data cell's IC member is a descendant of the Entity being consolidated, this option considers the position in the Entity hierarchy and also checks the percent consolidation for every relationship down the hierarchy. If a percent consolidation is zero, the IC member is determined to not be a descendent of the entity."
In comparison, the standard elimination (hierarchy elimination) only considers the position of the Member in the Entity Dimension hierarchy. Standard elimination is the default approach and does not consider Percent Consolidation.
Then you have to do everything yourself in rules, i.e. checking ownership and consolidation percentages for the specific relationship at the specific time in your "Consolidate Elimination" case block.