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Does Cell restriction work with Hierarchy drill up and drill down?

Hi Experts,

I need to create a BEx as per below requirements:

1. Revenue restricted on specific Account no in rows (in structure)

2. Cost of Sales restricted on specific Account no in rows (in structure)

3. GM is formula (Revenue - Cost of Sales) in rows (in structure)

4. Actual (Amount)(Act) restricted on Monthly values in columns

5. Budget (Amount) (Bud)restricted on Monthl values in columns

6. Variance Budget (vBud) = Actual - Budget in columns

7. % variance = IF Bud < 0, then -(v Bud)/Bud

Else IF (vBud = 0) then 'Blank'

Else IF (Bud = 0) then 'Blank'

Else vBud/Bud




Hence I am having two structures in my BEx.

My question is if I use Account Hierarchy restricted on particula range of accounts along with above mentioned cell restriction

will the cell restriction work when I drill up and down the hierarchy?

because if it does it will save me the hassle of restricting individual account nos as the hierarchy has 4/6 levels of details in rows .

Please provide pointers.

Thanks in advance,


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    Posted on Jul 05, 2012 at 09:08 AM

    Let me think:

    filtering would be no problem. But the navigation itself maybe. I'd try it out. If BEx uses the plain characteristic (so no hierarchy, I think this is the case) I think it will work.

    But I'd try it, no big deal testing it, no?

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    • No no..

      I am saying.. I tried with plain characteristic and it worked.

      I have not tried it with Hierarchy due to some issues on outside.

      Hence I want to know whether someone has already used Cell restrictions with Hierarchy drill down and drill up.

      And adjustments to the data model is not an option for me.

      Can someone please help?



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