A period of time which is required to be defined for reporting purposes.
It may be of a calendar or financial nature and may be, for example, a day, a week, a month, a quarter or a year.
The REPORTING PERIOD START DATE and REPORTING PERIOD END DATE are inclusive within the REPORTING PERIOD. For example, a REPORTING PERIOD of 1st October to 31st October includes any activity occurring on the 1st October and 31st October as well as all other dates within October.
This class is also known by these names: