Custom Analysis is a versatile tool for analyzing reports. Multiple Period Analysis (another versatile tool) allows you to quickly and easily create a comparative analysis of amounts over a date range with custom resolution, but all columns share the same index, amount type, tag and representation. With Custom Analysis, you can set the date range, index, amount type, tag and representation for each individual column to meet your unique analysis needs.
Several column types, in any combination, can be added to a Custom Analysis. For the purposes of this article, will be be focusing on the first 6 types – amount, difference, sum, percent change, percent of, and percent of account.
Amount columns are the most commonly used. Calculated columns (difference, sum, percent change, percent of) can be added once the two amount columns used for the calculation have been added.