I found that in the
forecast package in R that I can easily incorporate an exogenous variable Y in my ARIMA model meant to forecast X. While I have a general understanding of the kind of process I need to go through in order to determine the right ARIMA model on X, I'm not sure what I need to understand about Y in order to incorporate it as an exogenous variable.
I was wondering if anybody could help me understand the implications of having this variable in my model and whether there are any tests/checks I can perform to determine whether it's a good idea to have it in my model (other than my intuition and subject matter understanding). Any reading material on this would be helpful. Thanks!