Rules for Base and Attribute Dimensions and Members
There are several important rules regarding members of attribute dimensions and their base
● You can tag only sparse dimensions as attribute dimensions.
● Before you can save an outline to the server, each attribute dimension must be associated
with a standard, sparse dimension as its base dimension.
● Attribute dimensions must be the last dimensions in the outline.
● Attribute dimensions have a type setting—text, numeric, Boolean, or date. Text is the default
setting. Although assigned at the dimension level, the type applies only to the level 0 members
of the dimension.
● If you remove the attribute tag from a dimension, Essbase removes prefixes or suffixes from
its member names. Prefixes and suffixes are not visible in the outline. For more information,
● A base dimension member can have many attributes, but only one attribute from each
particular attribute dimension.
For example, product 100-10 can have size and packaging attributes, but only one size and only one type of packaging.
● You cannot associate an attribute with an implied shared member the child of which is tagged as shared.
● Essbase does not support attributes for Hybrid Analysis-enabled members.
You can use attribute values in calculations in the following comparisons:
● > (greater than)
● >= (greater than or equal to)
● < (less than)
● <= (less than or equal to)
● = = (equal to)
● <> or != (not equal to)