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Background documentationSpecifying a Dynamic Time Frame (IDoc only)


When you monitor IDoc interfaces, you must define a dynamic time frame to monitor. Select a starting point and, optionally, an offset value.

Optional: Specify a time frame end. By default, the system collects data until the current time.

To specify an offset value, use the following syntax: <placeholder><operator (+ or -)><offset value>. For more information, see the examples below.

Note Note

Days are calendar days, not only working days.

The week starts on Monday.

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Caution Caution

Performance impairment

Long time frames can severely impair performance of the managed system.

  • Specify the time frame carefully.

  • To monitor longer time frames, use SAP NetWeaver BW reporting.

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Time-stamp now (offset in minutes)


Time-stamp now (offset in hours)


Time-stamp now (offset in days)


Current day (offset in days)


First day of current week (offset in days)


Last day of current week (offset in days)


First day of previous week (offset in days)


Last day of previous week (offset in days)


Delta read (only IDocs created since last data collection)

Note Note

In the $Delta placeholder

  • Offsets are ignored

  • You cannot specify a time frame end

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Example Example

Offset values



Last 45 min. (from now)


Last 10 hours (fromnow)


Last 3 days (from now)


Last 2 days (full calendar days)


Tuesday of last week

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Example Example

To collect data in a time frame from 10 days ago to 2 days ago, define a start and an end time:

  • Start of time frame: $TIMED-10

  • End of time frame: $TIMED-2

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