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May 06, 2010 at 03:54 PM

Best Practice - HLevel for Alternate Hierarchy

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Good morning,

Our Account dimension contains both a standard and alternate hierarchy. We currently use the HLevel property to drive a variety of formatting (hierarchy indentations, outline for "data bottom", bold for "parent", etc.). The formulas we've developed for the standard hierarchy work well, but they don't always work with the alternate hierarchy. I'm considering the creation of a new "Alt_HLevel" property that would contain the associated numerical hierarchy levels for the alternate. This would provide a level of simplicity in reporting as it would allow us to use consistent formulas. Downside is the added maintenance. Before proceeding, I'd like to know if anyone has a better solution. Thanks!